Eco-friendly Rice Field Reappear in YunnanThe scenic view of the eco-friendly rice field in Gasa township of south China's Yunnan province. The field, featuring fertilizer free farming, yields the clean and healthy harvest.
Shanghai Capable of Holding World ExpoThe inspection delegation of the BIE ended their five-day visit in Shanghai Saturday. Carmen Sylvain, BIE vice-president, said that the statement of Shanghai was comprehensive, and the theme of Shanghai's bidding "Better City, Better Life" was exceptional.
Pele on Great WallBrazil's former soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, best known as Pele, poses for a photograph with his wife on the Great Wall, Beijing, March 16, 2002. In order to support the Chinese sports and tourism, Pele visited the Great Wall, Beijing Soccer School and discussed with Bora Milutinovic, head coach of the Chinese national soccer team.
Vice-Premier on Development of Banking SectorChinese Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday that state-owned commercial banks should adopt system reforms to face the challenges following China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Ecological Field in Yunnan ProvinceTwo ethnic Dai women prepares for spring farming in Xinping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province March 16, 2002. The peasants of this town ploughed the 133 ha ecological field with early-paddy aiming to improve ecological environment.
Sixth Missile Defense Test Successful: Pentagon The US military successfully conducted a missile defense test on Friday night as an interceptor rocket hit a dummy warhead in space over the Pacific Ocean, Pentagon spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said.
Traditional Wedding Ceremony in RussiaA bride and his bridegroom read their "marriage certificate" issued by an "official" in tradional costume on a wedding ceremony in Moscow, Mar. 15, 2002. Traditional wedding ceremonies are popular now among some young people in Russia.
UN Appeal to Protect Civilians in Armed Conflict Wang Yingfan, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, makes a speech during an open UN Security Council debate on Friday, March 15, 2002. The 15-nation council issued a presidential statement at the end of its open debate, saying, "the Security Council reaffirms its concern at the hardships borne by civilians during armed conflict, and recognizes the consequent impact this has on durable peace, reconciliation and development."