Tianchi Sceney of China's UrumqiThe photo taken on Jan. 13, 2003 shows a beautiful winter scenery of Tianchi Lake at the top of Mount Tianshan in Urumqi, capital of northwest China`s Xinjiang Uygur Autononous Region. The lake has an area of 9.82 square kilometers, attracting more visitors at home and abroad.
Tree Planting in ShenyangLocal residents plant a tree with the help of a crane in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 13, 2003. Winter is deemed as a good time for planting trees in northeast China, for it is the rest period of trees.
Train Tickets for Returning HomeA seller prepares a train ticket for a passenger at a temporary wicket in the Western Railway Station of Beijing Jan. 13, 2003. Millions of Chinese will return home to spend the traditional Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1. The peak travel time this year will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25.
Zhu Stresses the Importance of Auditing Work Premier Zhu called on the country's auditing department to improve its work in order to build a clean government and ensure sustained and healthy economy when addressing leading officials of the Auditing Administration on Monday.
Yang Yang Takes Second Gold in A RowOlympic champion Yang Yang took her second gold in a row at the 10th Chinese National Winter Games as she won the women's short track speed skating 1,500m final Monday.
Chinese in Indonesia Preparing for Spring FestivalA girl hangs a red lantern in a Chinatown in Jakarta Jan. 13, 2003. The Chinese in Indonesia are busy preparing for the traditional Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1.
Yellow River Frozen WaterfallA rainbow bridges the frozen Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River between China's Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces Jan. 12, 2003. The biggest waterfall on the river has turned into a glacier due to the cold weather.
China to Host Conference of Third World Academy of Sciences Some 500 academicians of the Third World Academy of Sciences, governmental officials and representatives of international organizations, including Nobel Prize winners, will gather in Beijing from Oct. 16 to 19 to attend the 14th conference of the Third World Academy of Sciences.
Woodcarvings by Qi BaishiThe undated photo shows a couple of woodcarvings by Qi Baishi, a famous modern Chinese painter, in Guangzhou, southeast China's Guangdong Province. It was collected by Liu Yanping, a collector and expert of curio calligraphy and painting. She collected lots of woodcarvings of Qi.
Mahathir Meets Li LanqingMalaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mahathir Bin Mohamad (R) meets with Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing in Kuala Lumpur Jan. 13, 2003.