Largest Protest in China's Island ProvinceSome 115,000 Taiwan fishermen and farmers gathered in Taipei on November 23 to stage a protest march against Taiwan authorities' decision to abolish the agricultural credit co-operatives, often the only source of funding for poor farmers and fishermen.
First Transoceanic Train Ferryboat Reaches Destination"Yuehaitie No.1", China's first transoceanic train ferryboat, arrived in the Qiongzhou Straits on Sunday, where it will operate as a transportation link between railways in Guangdong and Hainan provinces.
US Navy Destroyer on a Port Call in QingdaoThe US Navy destroyer USS Paul F. Foster docked in Qingdao, Shandong Province on November 24, 2002. The destroyer, currently operating as part of the US Seventh Fleet in routine operations in the western Pacific, is on a four-day port call in Qingdao. The destroyer, with some 340 crew, is the sixth US warship to stop in Qingdao, but the first since August 2000 in another sign of warmer ties between the US and China, also the first US warship to visit a Chinese mainland port since the Sino-US aircraft collision last year.
Chinese Xiao Wins Silver Medal at the 36th World Gymnastics ChampionshipsOn his way to second place, China¡¯s Xiao Qin performs on the pommel horse during the final of the 36th World Gymnastics Championships in Debrecen£¬23 Nov. 2002. Xiao won the silver medal.
Chinese Shen and Zhao at the Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia Chinese Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo perform their pairs free skating programme during the Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia in Moscow, 23 Nov. 2002.
Migratory Bird in HK Nature Reserve A black-faced spoonbill spreads its wings, wandering at ease at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong Nov. 23, 2002. The nature reserve, with a total area of 380 hectares, is located at the northwestern part of New Territories, serving as an important stopover for the migratory birds from Siberia and the Chinese mainland to Australia to spend their winter-time during the distant journey.
Wen Jiabao Makes Inspection Tour in Guizhou Chinese Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao (C) chats with villager Liu Anren (2nd R) and his family in Banqiao Towship of Sinan County in southwest China's Guizhou Province Nov. 23, 2002. Wen Jiabao, also standing committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made an inspection tour of the province from Nov. 21 to 24.
First Snow on Yulong Mountain, Yunnan ProvinceTourists enjoy this winter's first snowfall at the height of 4,506 meters above sea level on Yulong snow mountain, a famous scenic spot in Naxi Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China`s Yunnan Province, Nov. 22, 2002. The snow fell until Nov. 23.
Weapon Inspection Equipment Arrives in BaghdadSeveral boxes of inspection equipment are placed in the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Nov. 24, 2002. UN weapons inspectors are scheduled to arrive in Baghdad next Monday and the first inspection will probably take place on Wednesday.
Six Afghan Disabled Set out for Global Tour Five of the six Afghan disabled, who will set out for their global tour Monday, pose in front of a United Nations institution in Kabul, Nov. 24, 2002. The six mine caused disabled plan to spend eight months or one year in visiting 12 countries across Asia, Europe and America.
Japan Holds Vocational High School Robot Contest A participant controls the Robot named "Cartoon snake" designed by himself to move daily necessities in Japan Vocational High School Robot Contest aimed at finding out talent for its Robert industry in Tokyo Nov. 24, 2002.