China, Myanmar to Step Up Anti-Drugs Intelligence ExchangeChina and Myanmar have vowed to cooperate more closely in anti-drugs operations along their borders at a bilateral meeting on the issue which closed Saturday in the capital of southwest China's border province of Yunnan.
CPPCC Members Talking about Chinese CultureLiu Bingsen, a member of the Ninth National Committee of the CPPCC, makes a speech at a group discussion of the CPPCC members from the culture and art circles held in Beijing Saturday, March 9, 2002. Liu Bingsen suggests the resumption of the handwriting course in primary schools.
Zhongyuan Beat Shenghua 2-0 in League OpenerShanghai Zhongyuan scored an inspiring derby win over Shanghai Shenghua 2-0 in the opening match of the 2002 China's First Division soccer league on Saturday.
CPPCC Members from Hong Kong Stating Their OpinionsWoo Hia-Wai, a CPPCC member from Hong Kong, delivers a speech at a group discussion held in Beijing Saturday, March 9, 2002. Woo Hia-Wai states his opinion on the cooperation of Hongkong and the motherland in the matter of reinvigorating the nation with science and education.
Zimbabwe Presidential Election BeginsZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) casts his ballots as his wife Grace Mugabe (R) stands aside during the presidential elections at Kudzanayi Primary School, a polling station in Highfield, southwest of Harare Saturday March 9, 2002. President Robert Mugabe, leader of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) , faces the biggest challenge to his 22 years in power from presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in this year's general elections on March 9/10.
NPC Session Hold Third PlenumHe Chunlin, secretary-general of the Ninth NPC Standing Committee explains the methods for electing deputies to the Tenth NPC from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions at the third plenary meeting of the Fifth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, March 9, 2002.
25th Japan Academy PrizeJapanese direct Hayao Miyazaki (L) passes the cup to the voice-actress at the 25th Japan Academy Prize awarding ceremony, March 8, 2002. The animated film 'Spirited Away' directed by Hayao Miyazaki won the title of Best Picture.
Dedication on International Women's DayA nurse (L) presents a bouquet of flowers to Alisa, a cancer sufferer, at the 2nd Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on International Women's Day 08 March 2002. Dedicatory activities were held in the hospital on March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day.
Legislation Must Reflect People's Will: Li Peng Legislation must be based on experiences from practice, reflect the people's will and protect their interests, China's top legislator Li Peng said Saturday.