UN Inspection Team Arrives in BaghdadHans Blix (R), chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), answers a reporter's question upon his arrival at the airport in Baghdad, Nov. 18, 2002. The inspection team led by Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), arrived in Baghdad Monday, marking a significant return of UN weapons inspectors to Iraq after an absence of four years.
World Capital Forum 2002 Opens in NanjingWorld Capital Forum 2002 opens Nov. 18, 2002 in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. Some 80 celebrities from China and international investment agencies are attending the forum.
President Jiang Meets Ukrainian Counterpart in Beijing Chinese President Jiang Zemin (R) meets with his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kuchma at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Nov. 18, 2002.
Premier Zhu Attends 16th World Congress of Accountants in HKChinese Premier Zhu Rongji (Front) arrives in Hong Kong by special plane Nov. 18, 2002 to attend the 16th World Congress of Accountants, which will open here Tuesday. Zhu was greeted at the airport by Tung Chee Hwa (1st R), chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Israeli Raids the Palestinian Security Force HeadquartersA Palestinian shows a damaged portrait of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after an Israeli raid on the Palestinian security force headquarters in Gaza City Nov. 18, 2002. Israel blew up buildings in southern Gaza in a tank and helicopter gunship raid on the Palestinian security base Sunday night.
Bo'ao Forum for Asia - Tourism Conference Opened in GuilinChen Jinhua, vice chairman of the CPPCC as well as chief representative of China delievers speech at the opening ceremony of the Bo'ao Forum for Asia - Tourism Conference. Statesmen, government officials from 33 countries and regions participated in the forum.
Security Measures Tightened in London SubwayTwo policemen stand guard at a subway station in London Nov. 17, 2002. British police smashed a conspiracy to release poisonous gas in the London underground recently and arrested 3 suspects. Security measures have been tightened here since then.
Workers Maintaining Old Building of Mexico CityMexican workers are maintaining an old building at the old city of Mexico City, Nov. 18, 2002. The Zocalo Square is the center of this old city area which was incorporated in the list of Human Cultural Heritages by UNESCO. The municipal government has started 13 projects for the renovation of the old city since Aug. 2, 2002.
Indonesian Police publishes List of Suspects in Bali Bombing An Indonesian resident reads a newspaper publishing six suspects in the Bali's Bombing in centre Jakarta, Nov. 18, 2002. The Indonesian police published on Nov. 17 a name list and sketches made by computer of six suspects of the Bali's Bombing, one of them called Samudra was firmly believed as the mastermind of the attack in Bali.
Modern Design Forum Held in Qingdao Lawrance Denzil Philips (L) from European Design League discusses with two unidentified participants at a modern design forum which attracts over 30 masters of design, Nov. 17, 2002 in Qingdao, southern China's Shangdong Province.
People's Bank of China Issues New Five-yuan NoteThis is a model of the newly issued five-yuan bank note. It was issued together with a new five-jiao (ten jiao are equal to one yuan) coin as part of the fifth set of bank notes and coins by the People's Bank of China in Beijing, Nov. 18, 2002.