Matsushita renews Olympic sponsorshipChairman of Matsushita, Yoichi Morishita (2nd from left), Chairman of the IOC's Co-ordination Commission for the 2008 Olympics Hein Verbruggen (left), Beijing Mayor Liu Qi (2nd from right) and Vice-Mayor Liu Jingmin, cheer Matsushita's renewal of Olympic sponsorship, after the agreement was signed.
Stop Domestic ViolenceA woman walks behind a public advertisement opposing domestic violence in downtown Beijing August 6. The Women's Federation of Beijing and the Anti-Domestic Violence Research Center of Chinese Law Committee carry out a program to raise public awareness about domestic violence in some busy streets of Beijing. (Xinhua Photo/Wang Yi)
Beijing Meets Cool Weather The photo taken August 6, 2002 shows Chang'an street, Beijing's main boulevard, sitting in the sun. The thunderstorm and succedent cool wind drove away several days of extremely moist and hot weather and brought Beijing delightful weather as if in Autumn. (Xinhua photo/Pang Xinglei)
UN to Discuss Wespons Inspection With IraqUnited Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks to the media at United Nations headquarters in New York, August 5, 2002. Annan said he would discuss Iraqi offers of talks about weapons inspections and expressed his hope for Iraqi acceptance for UN weapons inspection.(Xinhua Photo/Peng Zhangqing)
Play on the GrasslandBeautiful Tibetan girls clad in costumes take part in the traditional summer outing activity "play on the grassland" held in Aba, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Recently tourists join the local people in singing and dancing on the traditional summer outing activity "play on the grassland", which have attracted 500 thousand tourists from all over the world by now. (Xinhua Photo/Liu Qiangang)
Green Border City A passer-by walks in front of a fresh flower shop which is among a lot of such shops opening until midnight in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region August 5, 2002. The city has a greening coverage of over 30 percent, with a per capita green area of 6.2 square meters. (Xinhua Photo/Qin Qing)
South Koreans Prey for Atomic Bomb VictimsSouth Korean women pray before the cenotaph for Korean victims of the atomic bomb at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima yesterday. Today, Hiroshima marks the 57th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing.
Blancpain Handcrafted Watch Shown in BeijingA Chinese model shows off the Blancpain 1735 handcrafted watch in Beijing, 06 August 2002. Only three Swiss watchmakers in the world are trained to manufacture this watch. The handcrafted watch which takes approximately 18 months to produce is valued of 770,000 USD. (Xinhua Photo/Yu Xiaoping)
Millennial Frescos in Jokhang Temple to be ProtectedThe recently taken photo shows that a worker cleans a fresco in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. The Jokhang Temple, which is constructed in the year of 647, is renowned for its frescos totalling 4,400 square meters. Larget-scale effort has been launched to clean these rare millennial frescos since many of them turn "black" due to perennial sootiness. (Xinhua Photo/Tao Ming)
Disposable Mobile Phone to Be Made in China A kind of disposable mobile phone was produced in the US a couple of months ago, such cell phone may be made in China soon. An enterprise in Zhejiang may possibly take up the production of the cell phone's important parts.