Brand Awarded to Beijing Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant Zhang Shiyao (C), president of the Chinese Cuisine Association, awards a brand to Beijing Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant for its excellent achievements in the management Nov. 26, 2002. The income of the branch reached 100 million RMB yuan (121,000 US dollars) till Nov. 19 in 2002.
Demonstration Calling for More AIDS Funds Staged in USProtestors lie on a sidewalk near the White House during a demonstration in Washington Nov. 26, 2002. The protestors called on the US government to increase funds for AIDS research instead of war.
Dongba Culture Preserved and RevivedA photo taken on Nov. 23rd, 2002 shows a group of elderly musicians in traditional costumes playing Naxi ancient music with unique ancient Naxi musical instruments in Southwest China's Yunnan province.Naxi ancient music is an important part of so-called Dongba Culture which began to boom in Southwest China nearly 2,000 years ago. Local government has been collecting and cleanning up paintings, music, literature as well as language of Dongba Culture, the culture of China's Naxi ethnic groups, to preserve and revive the ancient civiliazation.
Arms Inspections Resumed in Iraq after Four-year BreakA portrait of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein wearing a keffiyeh -- the traditional Arab headdress -- appears at the entrance of the first suspected arms site November 27, 2002 in the suburb of northeastern Baghdad. The site, previously used as a women's prison, belongs to the state body of military industrialization. The arms inspections were resumed in Iraq today following a four-year break.
Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing Meets Slovakian PMVisiting Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing said Wednesday in Bratislava that China is ready to work for a long-term stable and healthy development of relations with Slovakia on the basis of the five principles of peaceful co-existence.
China's Top Legislator Meets Finnish PresidentLi Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), met in Beijing Wednesday with visiting Finnish President Tarja Halonen.
Top Chinese Legislator Meets Australian GuestsLi Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met in Beijing Wednesday with Alan Ferguson, chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee of the Australian federal parliament.
Top Legislator Meets Japanese DelegationLi Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, met with a delegation from the Japan-China Youth Research Association led by Hata Tsutomu, member of the Japanese House of Representatives and former Japanese prime minister.
Premier Zhu Meets Finnish PresidentCurrently China-Finland ties were faring well, their contacts frequent at all levels and their exchanges and cooperation smooth and productive in all fields, Premier Zhu Rongji said in a meeting with Finnish President Tarja Halonen in Beijing Wednesday.
Huang Ju Meets with Vice-President of the United National Party of Sri Lanka Huang Ju (R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), meets with Dava Pelpola, Vice-President of the United National Party (UNP) of Sri Lanka in Beijing, Nov. 27, 2002.
Vice President Hu Meets with Finnish President Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with visiting Finnish President Tarja Halonen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Nov. 27, 2002.
President Jiang Meets with ICRC PresidentChinese President and the Honorary President of the China Red Cross Society (CRCS) Jiang Zemin(L) shakes hands with Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Beijing, Nov. 27, 2002.
President Jiang Meets with ESCAP Executive Secretary Chinese President Jiang Zemin(L) shakes hands with Kim Hak-Su, UN under-secretary and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Beijing, Nov. 27, 2002.