11th Panchen Lama Holds Buddhist Gathering in Beijing Erdeni Losang Qamba Lhunzhub Qoigyijabu, the 11th Panchen Lama and spiritual leader in Tibet, held a head-touching ritual in Beijing Tuesday to bless Buddhists and urge them to love their motherland and uphold Buddhism.
World Figure Skating ChampChengjiang of China poses a martial art stance during the men's short program of the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships held in Nagano, March 19, 2002. He is listed the sixth after the short program. (Xinhua Photo/Feng Wuyong)
Lions from Beijing Prepare for New Life in KabulLion "Zhuangzhuang"(L) and lioness "Kaini" enjoy sunshine in Badaling Wildlife Park, Beijing, Mar. 19, 2002. The pair is to be transported in recent days to Kabul Zoo, where the one-eyed lion Marjan died on January 26 this year. (Xinhua Photo/Wang Chengxuan)(
Strong Sandstorm Hits GansuA woman with a respirator and a headcloth rides her bicycle in the sandstorm in a Linzhao County, Northwest China's Gansu Province, Mar. 19, 2002. The first strong sandstorm this year hits Gansu Tuesday. (Xinhua Photo/Liang Qiang)
HK to Host 2002 Forbes Global CEO ConferenceHong Kong is to be the host city of the 2002 Forbes Global CEO Conference scheduled in September, announced Forbes Inc. and Invest Hong Kong of the Hong Kong SAR government Tuesday.
Premier Zhu Meets Japanese GuestsChinese Premier Zhu Rongji met Tuesday with a delegation from businesses in Kansai, Japan. This is the fifth time that the Kansai region has sent a large- scale business delegation to China.
UN International Financial Conference OpensLong Yongtu(C) , vice-head of the Chinese delegation and chief negotiator from Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation, with Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Li Jinzhang(L) listen to speeches at the opening of the International Conference on Financing for Development of the United Nations in Monterrey City, Mexico March 18, 2002. The conference is held from 18 to 22 March with participation of over 150 member states. (Xinhua Photo/Wu Wei)