Hawaiian Narcissus Queen Arrives in GuangzhouThe Hawaiian Narcissus Queen Chen Manya (middle in front row) poses with the four narcissus princesses in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province June 19, 2002. They are among the 53rd Hawaiian Narcissus Queen Goodwill Delegation that starts a 16-day tour to China. Hawaiian Narcissus Queen is chosen among the local Chinese American girls based on the principle of morals, intelligence and apperance once a year around the Spring Festival. (Xinhua Photo/Zhou Wenjie)
President Jiang Meets Exxon-Mobil ChairmanChinese President Jiang Zemin met in Beijing on Wednesday with Chairman and CEO of the Exxon-Mobil Corp. of the United States L. R. Raymond and his party.
Chinese President Meets Tunisian Parliament LeaderChina will strengthen cooperation with Tunisia in bilateral and international affairs, Chinese President Jiang Zemin said at a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday with Fouad Mebazaa, president of the National Assembly of Tunisia.
Ewenk's Serbin Festival Held on Grassland in Northeast China Two ethnic Ewenki men perform wrestling during the opening ceremony of the Serbin Festival held at grassland of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region June 18, 2002. "Serbin" in Ewenki language means joy and harmony. Horse-racing, camel-racing, wrestling and other ethnic activities are to be staged during the festival. (Xinhua Photo/Ren Junchuan)
2002 Huanan International IT Fair Opens in GuangzhouHigh distinct plane screens manufactured by the Sony Company are on display at the 2002 Huanan (south China) International Information Technology (IT) Fair opened in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province June 19, 2002. About 200 Chinese and foreign IT enterprises showed their latest models of high-tech products in the fair. (Xinhua Photo/Zhou Wenjie)
11th Panchen Returns to Shigatse The 11th Panchen Lama (L) studies Lamaism sutra under the guidance of his teacher after his returning to his resident palace at Shigatse June 19, 2002. The Panchen Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhist believers, ascended the throne in 1995 at Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in the line with religious custom. (Xinhua Photo/Suolang Luobu)
China's Top Lawmaker Meets Tunisian CounterpartChina's top lawmaker Li Peng said Wednesday that the country's National People's Congress (NPC)attached importance to developing its relationship with Tunisian National Assembly.
China's Top Legislator Meets Thai LawmakersTop Chinese legislator Li Peng said Wednesday he hopes China's National People's Congress (NPC) and the Thai parliament will increase exchange and cooperation to further contribute to development of relations between the two countries.
Li Peng Meets Greek Judiciary DelegationChinese top legislator Li Peng metin Beijing on Wednesday with a Greek judiciary delegation, headed by Stefanos Matthias, president of the Supreme People's Court of Greece.
Beijing Friendship Hospital Becomes Largest Kidney Transplant Center in ChinaA kidney transplanting is under way in the Friendship Hospital in Beijing June 19, 2002. The hospital has turned out to be the largest kidney transplant center in China since it was set up 50 years ago. It has successfully transplanted more than 2,600 kidneys over the past 30 years since it first carried out a kidney transplant in cooperation with the Hospital Affiliated to the Guangzhou Zhongshan Hospital in 1972. The survival rate one year after the kidney transplant is 90 percent. (Xinhua Photo/Wang Chengxuan)
Shanghai Sees Rainy Season Bicycle riders in colourful raincoats pedal across a zebra crossing in Shanghai Wednesday, June 19, 2002. Continuous rains in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River marks the coming of the rainy season in the area. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Ming)
Wang Kunlun's 100th Birthday Anniversary CelebratedA seminar was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday to mark the 100th birthday of Wang Kunlun, an outstanding leader of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT). Li Ruihuan, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee of the, attended the seminar.
Anti-Smuggling at Sea The marine police attached to the Hebei Provincial Public Security Border Troops intercept a boat for check in the Bohai Gulf in north China June 19, 2002. The troop's sea fighting capability has been further raised in the struggle against smuggling. (Xinhua Photo/Wang Xiaoxue)
China, US Sign License Agreement on Coal Liquefaction PlantChina's largest coal company, Shenhua Group Corporation, signed a license agreement Tuesday in Washington with the US Hydrocarbon Technologies, Inc. for a direct coal liquefaction plant to be constructed in China.
Two Rockets Hit KabulSoldiers of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan tighten security in Kabul in the evening of June 18, 2002, upon an assault of two rockets on the city. One rocket hit a residential building one kilometer away the US Embassy in Afghanistan, but with no human casualties. The position of firing rockets is not known yet. (Xinhua Photo/Zhao Peng)