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Photo Archive --- Date:20021113

McDonald to Shut down 175 Overseas Restaurants

Two girls pass by a sign advertising McDonald's in Washington DC, Nov. 12, 2002. McDonald's Corp. announced its plan to close 175 chain restaurants in 10 countries and reduce up to 600 jobs due to its poor operation. (Xinhua) 

Zero in on CPC Party Congress

A woman reads a book on the CPC's 16th Party National Congress at the Xidan Bookstore in Beijing on November 12. The bookstore sets a speicial shelf for books on the event.[Xinhua]

Chinese People Zero in on CPC Party Congress

Citizens zero in on the news report about the CPC's 16th Party National Congress at the plaza of Beijing railway station Monday, November12, 2002. (Xinhua)

The World First Airport Weather Early Warning Laser Radar Installed in HongKong

The Hongkong Astronomical Observatory installs weather early warning laser radar, the first in the world for airport use, in Hongkong International Airport, Nov. 12, 2002. The radar system is expected to be put into service in 2005. (Xinhua)

Iraqi Lawmakers Vote Down UN Resolution 1441

The Iraqi parliament members applaud a unanimous decision to propose the government reject the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 on arms inspections in Iraq Nov. 12, 2002. (Xinhua) 

China to Begin Renovating Dujiangyan Irrigation System(2)

Water workers prepare for the closure of the inner canal at the 2,250-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation system in southwest China's Sichuan Province Nov. 12, 2002. China on Wednesday will begin renovating the irrigation system, at a cost of 30 million yuan (3.6 million US dollars). The Dujiangyan irrigation system is the world's oldest functioning irrigation project currently irrigating some 667,000 hectares of farmland. (Xinhua) 

China to Begin Renovating Dujiangyan Irrigation System

The photo taken on Nov. 12 shows the 2,250-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation system in southwest China's Sichuan Province. China on Wednesday will begin renovating the irrigation system, at a cost of 30 million yuan (3.6 million US dollars). The water supply for irrigation, industrial purposes and urban living will not be affected by the renovation and tourists are invited to observe the entire process. (Xinhua)

Sun Yat-sen's Birth Commemorated in China

He Luli, vice-chairwoman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress offers a flower basket to Sun Yat-sen's statue at a ceremory to mark the 136th anniversary of Sun's birth in Beijing Nov. 12, 2002. Dr. Sun has been known across China as a "great revolutionary and a great statesman" who fought against imperialist aggression and for the independence and freedom of the country. (Xinhua)

Shopping Basket Program in Xining

Consumers choose chillis produced locally at a vegetable market in Xining, capital city of northwest China's province of Qinghai, Nov. 12, 2002. Fresh vegetables have been made available to the residents all the year round due to shopping basket program in the city. (Xinhua)

Student Assistance Project in Urumchi

Subsidized students attend class at a high school in Urumchi, capital of northwest China's Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Some 585 university students and 100 high school students in the region have been subsidized by the student-assistance project this year. (Xinhua)

Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup

Russian tennis player Marat Safin hits back in a match with Spain's Carlos Moya Nov. 12, 2002 during the Shanghai Masters Cup 2002. Safin was defeated 0-2 and lost his first match in the year-end tournament. (Xinhua)

Briton James Returns a "Dragon Tooth" to China

Seventy-year-old Briton James returns a "dragon tooth" to the Qingdao Aquarium in east China's Shandong Province Nov. 11, 2002. After a returning ceremony, James was offered a fish specimen. In 1937, when five-year-old James saw the "dragon tooth" in the aquarium, he took a fancy to it and was determined to get it. The day before he left Qindao for Britain with his father, James returned to the aquarium and took the "dragon tooth". For 65 years, he has kept the treasure carefully in a wood matchbox. But he has also been tormented by his wrongdoing. In August 2002, he wrote to the Qingdao Daily, expressing readiness to return the "dragon tooth" to the Qingdao Aquarium later in the year. (Xinhua)

Celebrating the Veterans' Day in New York

A Vietnam War veteran holds up an anti-war placard during a parade in honor of the 84th anniversary of Veterans' Day in New York of the United States Nov. 11, 2002. Tens of thousands of local residents turned out to watch the march Monday. (Xinhua)

Xiamen Port Handles Over 1.5 Million TEU Containers this Year

A crane loads a container to a cargo ship as a worker stands by in Xiamen Port, east China's Fujian Province, Nov. 12, 2002. By Nov. 11, the port had handled over 1.5 million TEU containers, a record high in its history. The volume represents a nearly 36 percent increase from the same period of last year. (Xinhua)

Heavy Snow Falls in Changchun

A woman rides a bike in the snow in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Nov. 12, 2002. Tuesday's heavy snow has brought a fresh air to the city, where an unusual sandstorm hit one day ago. (Xinhua)

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