CPPCC Annual Session OpensThe Fifth Session of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened at the Great Hall of the People Sunday. Among the Party and state leaders present at the event are Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Hu Jintao, Wei Jianxing and Li Lanqing. Attending the opening meeting are more than 2,000 CPPCC National Committee members.
Yeltsin Visits Chinese Embassy in RussiaChinese ambassador to Russia Zhang Deguang(L) talks with former Russian president Boris Yeltsin at Chinese Embassy in Moscow, Mar. 01, 2002. Yeltsin visited the embassy Friday.
CPPCC Session OpensThe Fifth Session of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened at the Great Hall of the People Sunday.
International Exhibition on Higher Education Held in BeijingThe International Exhibition on Higher Education was held at the International Trade Center of Beijing on March 2. More than 150 higher institutes from 22 countries and regions have participated in this event.
Fly Kite in New Spring A boy with his father and grandpa who are visiting in Beijing enjoy themselves in flying a kite in Tian'anmen Square downtown in the capital March 2, 2002, a day before the opening of the CPPCC National Committee session. Flying kites is a common sight in the sqaure in spring time.
NPC Deputies, CPPCC Members From HK Arrive Henry Ying Tung Fok(left), vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), gives an interview to journalists at the Beijing International Airport Saturday, March 2, 2002. NPC deputies and CPPCC members from Hong Kong arrived in Beijing March 2 to attend respectively the NPC session due to open March 5 and the CPPCC National Committee session due to open March 3.
China Opens First Teenager ClinicChina's first clinic for teenagersopened in Beijing Saturday to cater to their special needs. The clinic, attached to the Beijing No. Two Hospital, has departments of gynecology, maternity, urology, pediatrics and psychological consultation, among others.
India Strife Spreads, Deaths Hit 415 Mob burnings, shootings and other violence between Hindus and Muslims spread through villages in India's Gujarat state Saturday even as soldiers enforced a fearful peace in larger cities. The death toll in India's worst religious strife in a decade stood at 415 after police said.
437th Anniversary of Rio de JaneiroBrazilian girls perform to celebrate the 437th anniversary of the founding of Rio de Janeiro, the second biggest city in Brazil, on a square in downtown Rio March 01, 2002.