Chinese citizens pay close attention to Party CongressTwo retired seniors get information about the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China through Internet in Shanghai, Nov. 9, 2002.
Chinese pay close attention to Party CongressResidents of Daninglu community in Shanghai read information on blackboards about the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Nov. 9, 2002.
Chinese representative votes for new Iraq resolution Zhang Yishan (front C), Chinese acting permanent representative to the UN, votes for the new resolution November 8, 2002, sponsored by the United States and Britain, to strengthen the inspections of Iraq's scrapping of its weapons of mass destruction.
Articfial Heart Implantation in XiamenWang Baochun, the head nurse of Zhongshan Hospital looks after Zhou Boling, aged three, a Three Gorges migrant, who received an artificial heart implantation operation in Xiamen City, southeast China's Fujian Province, on Thursday Nov. 7, 2002. Although lacking money, Zhou is helped by lots of kind-hearted people and organizations in the city.
Chinese Envoy in BeirutChinese Middle East envoy Wang Shijie(L2) speaks in an interview after his meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Mahmoud Hammoud, in Beirut, Nov. 8, 2002.
119 Fire Day in ShanghaiA fireman connects a hose to a hydrant at a fire fighting manoeuvre to mark the 12th Shanghai's "119 Fire Day" at the financial trading center in Lujiazui, Shanghai, Nov. 9, 2002. This manoeuvre is the largest among those ongoing in public places of China
Kenya Amti-TB Drugs DonationDu Qiwen(L) , Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, presents a box of anti-TB drugs to Hussein Maalim Mohamed, Kenyan Minister for Medical Services, in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 08, 2002 . A Chinese Non-Government Organization (NGO) offers the Kenyan Government anti-TB drugs worth 70 million Kenyan Shillings (US$850,000), and the organization's donation plan also covers other 14 African countries with high TB plague.
Mascot-Women's Soccer 2003 World CupThe mascot and the symbol of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup are showed to the press in Shanghai, Nov. 9, 2002. They are designed by Luxi from Sichuan Art Institute, and confirmed by FIFA.
Lion and Dragon DanceA man from Hong Kong stands beside his "lion" at the opening ceremony of the 2002 China Jiangdu International Lion and Dragon Dance Competition held in Jiangdu, a city in east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 9, 2002. 15 delegations from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China took part in the competition.
Marathon in ShanghaiA sea of runners of "Dongli Marathon" race through Nanjing Avenue in downtown Shanghai, Nov. 9, 2002. 12,000 runners from 21 countries and regions took part in the race.
Anti-War Rally in ItalyTens of thousands of flag-waving, whistle-blowing protesters march through the streets of Florence, November 9, 2002 to denounce a possible U.S.-led war against Iraq. More than half a million anti-war protesters from across Europe marched through this Italian Renaissance city in a loud and colorful demonstration denouncing any possible U.S. attack on Iraq. (Photo by Reuters )
Jiang Zemin at Party Congress Group DiscussionPresident Jiang Zemin Saturday shakes hands with 99-year-old Xia Zhengnong, who is invited to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Jiang joined in the discussion of the Shanghai delegation to the Congress and called for adopting new thinking on ways of development, making new breakthroughs in reforms and bringing about a new situation in open policy implementation.
Li Peng at Party Congress Group Discussion Li Peng (1st L) shakes hands with an unidentified delegate of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, Nov. 9, 2002, before having a group discussion on the report presented by Jiang Zemin at the opening session of the congress opened Friday Nov. 8, 2002.
Li Ruihuan at Party Congress DiscussionLi Ruihuan (C) talks to a delegate of Tianjin Municipality to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, Nov. 9, 2002, during their group discussion on the report presented by Jiang Zemin at the opening session of the congress opened Friday Nov. 8, 2002. (Xinhua photo)