China Urges Israel Refrain from Abusing Military Forces Against PalestiniansVisiting Chinese special envoy to the Middle East Wang Shijie (front R) shakes hands with Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz (L) during their talks in Tel Aviv Nov. 14, 2002. Wang urged Israel to refrain from abusing military forces against the Palestinians and take effective measures to ease the humanitarian crisis in Palestinian areas. (Xinhua)
16th CPC Central Committee Holds First PlenumThe 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its first plenary session in Beijing Friday. Hu Jintao presided over the plenum and delivered an important speech.
Hu Jintao Elected New Party Chief Hu Jintao, 59, was elected as the new general secretary of the Communist Party of China at the first plenary session of the 16th Central Committee of the Party, which was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing today. (Xinhua)
Hu Jintao Introduces His Colleagues Hu Jintao is elected with eight others into the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee. Meeting with Chinese and overseas journalists in the Great Hall of the People, they are, from left to right, Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan.
New ID Card in Macao The photo shows a sample of the new high-tech ID card in the Macao Special Administrative Region of China. The new ID cards will be distributed to citizens on December 4. According to officials of the ID Card Bureau of Macao, the new ID card consists of visible and computer-read information. The name, photo, sex and number are shown on the card and some document, such as the marrage status, fingerprints and contact methods, will be saved in the chip in the ID card. Besides these, the owner of the card can also save personal information in the chip. (Xinhua)
Tibetan Specialists Delegation Visit in JapanChen Hong, head of a Chinese Tibetan specialists delegation, presents books on Tibetan research to Yoshinobu Shiba, president of the Council of Japan's Oriental Library in Tokyo Nov. 14, 2002. At the invitation of a Japanese university, the delegation of nine members began an eight-day academic visit in Japan Nov. 13, 2002. (Xinhua)
Black Swans was Born in BeijingNine one-month-old black cygnets play in the Beijing Zoo of China as a smiling feeder looks on Nov. 14, 2002. It is the first time swans, imported from Australia, lay and hatch cygnets in Beijing. (Xinhua)
The 2002 International Tour Fair in Shanghai Ming-wah, general secretary in charge of the Tour Development Bureau of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, speaks to reporters at the 2002 International Tour Fair in Shanghai Nov. 14, 2002. She said the Chinese inland is the largest source of tourists in Hongkong. (Xinhua)
Security Tightened Around US Embassy in ParisA policemen checks a car which will pass by the US Embassy in Paris Nov. 14, 2002. Security has been tightened around the US Embassy and the Israeli Embassy after terrorist organizations claimed they would launch attacks. (Xinhua)
Celebrate the closing of party congressDancers from Jin'an Disdrict of Fuzhou, capital of East China's Fujian Province, perform waist-drum dance to celebrate the conclusion of the 16th National Congress of CPC on November 14. Some ten thousand Fuzhou citizens took part in the celebration.
Modern Dance Drama "Tibetan Antelope" Dancers are rehearsing the modern dance drama "Tibetan Antelope" in the Chinese Opera College in Beijing Nov. 14, 2002. The drama is aimed at calling for protection of wildlife. (Xinhua)
Hewitt Lifts Year-end No.1 Title as Agassi out of RunAustralian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt holds the ATP year-end champion trophy after his tough win over Russian Marat Safin in Shanghai Masters Cup tennis event Nov. 14, 2002. Hewitt keeps his year-end No. 1 in the Champion Race rankings on 807 point, while his American rival Andre Agassi follows with a distant second on 679. (Xinhua)
Winter Planting High school students plant trees in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Nov. 14, 2002. The enironment of Korla has improved a lot through planting trees on deserted mountains since 1997. (Xinhua)
Chinese Precious Jade Shows in London-- A visitor enjoys a pair of Chinese exquisite jade bowls at the British Museum in London Nov. 13, 2002. These were shown at an exhibition of hundreds of Chinese precious jade articles including exhibits in the Neolithic Age, which opened Nov. 12. (Xinhua)