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Photo Archive --- Date:20030116

DPRK, S. Korea Border Remains Quiet

Two guards chat with each other on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom on Jan. 15, 2003. The border area between the DPRK and South Korea remains quiet despite DPRK's nuclear issue. (Xinhua)

France, Germany Propose Dual Presidency for EU

French President Jacques Chirac (R) meets with visiting German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Paris Jan. 14, 2003. During the meeting, the two expressed the hope that the Iraqi issue will be settled through political means. (Xinhua)

Spring Festival Transport Peak in Nanchang

Students wait to board a train in the Nanchang Railway Station in east China's Jiangxi Province Jan. 15, 2003. The transportation peak brougth about by the students returning home for the Chinese traditional Spring Festival falling on Feb. 1 began on Wednesday. The Nanchang Railway Bureau has provided various services in advance to make it convenient for the students to buy tickets. (Xinhua)

Senior CPC Cadre Recognizes Elderly Scientists

He Guoqiang (R), member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee talks with Wu Wenjun, a Chinese academician in Beijing Jan. 14, 2003. (Xinhua) 

Chinese Vice-premier Meets US Delegation

Chinese Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao met in Beijing Wednesday with a delegation from the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Exchange of the United States' House of Representatives.  

Metro Train Designed for Beijing Subway System

The first metro train designed for the Beijing subway system runs off the production line in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 15, 2003. Each car of the new train is able to accomodate 300 passengers. The highest speed of the train is 80 kilometers an hour. (Xinhua)

Medical Services to the Community

Members of a community health service center walk to visit a patient in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 15, 2003. For many years, the medical staff in the center have been providing medical services to the community, where about 19,000 residents live. (Xinhua)

Japanese Invasion Undeniable

Photo taken on Jan. 15, 2003 shows three men entering the Memorial Hall Commemorating the 300,000 Compatriots Massacred by Japanese Invading Troops in 1937 in Nanjing of east China's Jiangsu Province. Visitors to the Nanjing Memorial Hall protested on Jan. 15 against Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's paying homage to the Yasukuni Shrine, a place consecrating Japanese war criminals in the World War II on Jan. 14, 2003. (Xinhua)

A Retired Worker's Paper Folding Vases

Dong Xiankun, a retired worker, stands behind two big paper folding vases in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 15, 2003. Since 1984, Dong has folded more than 700 paper works, including animals, plants, vehicles, ships, buildings and human figures. (Xinhua)

Health Department Aims to Aid Blind Tibetans

A once blind Tibetan in Rinbung County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region looks at fingers of one of the doctors sent by the Health Department of the region Jan. 14, 2003. The Tibetan has been blind for 10 years before his eye disease was cured and he could see the light once again. (Xinhua)

Preparation for the First Chartered Flight

A Taiwanese woman (L) books tickets for a chartered flight on Jan. 29, 2003 between Shanghai and Taiwan, both in east China, in Shanghai Jan. 15, 2003. Chartered flights to be operated by Taiwanese airlines have been approved to carry Taiwanese in the mainland back home for the Chinese traditional Spring Festival. The first chartered flight will arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Jan. 26, 2003. (Xinhua)

Special Flower Industry Booms in Nan'an City

A large-scale flower-raising base for commercial purposes is seen at Xiamei town of Nanan city in east China's Fujian Province Jan. 13, 2003. The flower industry becomes a rising business for the city, resulting in the rapid increase of local residents' income. Covering an area of more than 10,000 mu (667 hectares), the flower base achieves annual output value of 100 million yuan (about 12 million US dollars). (Xinhua)

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