Brazilians Practise for Final MatchBrazilian forward Ronaldo(L) jumps for the ball with teammates during a practice session at Yokohama stadium June 29, 2002, on the eve of the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Brazil.(
Turkey Wins 3rd Place by Beating S. Korea 3-2 Turkey, who came to the World Cup finals for the first time in 48 years but stunned the world by jumping into the semi-finals, won the third place of the 2002 World Cup by beating co-hosts South Korea 3-2 in the third-place playoff Saturday in Taegu.
Chinese Legislature Ratifies Five LawsChina's top legislature endorsed five new laws Saturday afternoon, including the law on government procurement which is expected to block loopholes in official purchasing.
NPC Chairman Meets Japanese CongressmenChina and Japan should aim to develop a long-term strategic friendship, said China's top legislator Li Peng Saturday in a meeting with a trans-party delegation of Japanese congressmen headed by Takako Doi, leader of the Japanese Social Democratic Party.
Track Laying Begins for Qinghai-Tibet RailwayWorkers lay tracks for the railway line connecting Gormo and Wangkun, which is a section of Qinghai-Tibet railway, the first railway to link the Tibet Autonomous Region with the rest of China June 29, 2002. The 1,118-kilometer railway will extend from Lhasa in Tibet to Gormo in Qinghai province in northwest China. It will be the longest and most elevated railway built on highlands in the world.
3-Year-Old High-walking PerformerAbulizi, 3-year-old Chinese Uygur child, walks on a 10-meter-high wire in Chinese western Urumqi city, June 29, 2002. Abulizi tries for "the youngest high-walking performer " world title with a four-time round-trip walk on the 50-meter-long wire Saturday.
College for Foreigners to Learn Chinese OpenedA college for teaching the Chinese language to foreigners was opened Saturday in Beijing University. The college would also train high-level Chinese language personnel to meet exchange demands in international politics, economics and culture.
S.Korea, DPRK Exchange FiresSouth Korean Navy sailors man their machine guns at Incheon Port, west of Seoul, after DPRK and South Korean warships exchange fire near the western sea border Saturday, June 29, 2002. At least four South Korean sailors died, 22 were wounded and one was missing in the most serious border clash in three years. (AP Photo)