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Photo Archive --- Date:20030117

China Breeds World's First Hybrid Soybean

A woman from Jilin agricultural academy shows a picture of hybrid soybean in the research center in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 16, 2003.  

China Breeds World's First Hybrid Soybean

Experts from Jilin agricultural academy observe the hybrid soybean plants in their research center in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 16, 2003. Chinese scientists announced Thursday they have bred the world's first hybrid soybean with more than two decades of unremitting efforts. Using the leaf-cutting bee as a pollinator, the proportion of seeds setting on the new hybrid can reach more than 70 percent. Repeated experiments showed that output of of this hybrid seeds will be a 20 percent higher than usual ones commonly grown by local farmers. (Xinhua) 

China Breeds World's First Hybrid Soybean

Sun Huan (L), a world-renowned soybean geneticist from Jilin agricultural academy, observes the hybrid soybean plant in his research center in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 16, 2003. Sun, also head of a hybrid soybean research team, announced Thursday his team has bred the world's first hybrid soybean with more than two decades of unremitting efforts. Using the leaf-cutting bee as a pollinator, the proportion of seeds setting on the new hybrid can reach more than 70 percent. Repeated experiments showed that output of of this hybrid seeds will be a 20 percent higher than usual ones commonly grown by local farmers. (Xinhua) 

China Breeds World's First Hybrid Soybean

A woman from Jilin agricultural academy selects hybrid soybean seeds in the research center in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 16, 2003.  

China Breeds World's First Hybrid Soybean

Sun Huan, a world-renowned soybean geneticist from Jilin agricultural academy, shows the hybrid soybean seeds in his research center in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 16, 2003.  

Afghan Bodyguard Graduated

An Afghan bodyguard shows his fighting skills in a training camp in Kabul Jan. 16, 2003. A group of 52 Afghan PPS( Presidential Protective Service )bodyguards trained by the U.S. officers graduated on Thursday. They will take part in the mission of protecting the president of Afghanistan. (Xinhua)

Train Tickets for Returning Home

A Chinese old man buys a ticket on an automatic ticket vending machine at a railway station in Shengyang, capital city of northeast China's Liaoning Province Jan. 16, 2003. The railway station in Shengyang has provided various services to make it convenient for the passengers to buy tickets during the period of the Spring Festival. (Xinhua)

Fang Dan Wins Women's Figure Skating Gold at National Winter Games

Harbin's Skater Fang Dan perform during free skating of women's figure skating at the 10th Winter National Games,Harbin on Thursday.She won the gold medals in the event.

Senior CPC Official Meets Russian Delegation

Huang Ju (R), member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, shakes hands with Alexander Bespalov, general secretary of the United Russiaof Russia, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 16, 2003.(Xinhua) 

Spring Festival Shopping

Customers choose well-wishing ornamentals in a shop in Tianjin, a north China city, Jan. 16, 2003. Many kinds of ornaments have been put onto the market of the city as the Lunar New Year, the year of the sheep, approaches. (Xinhua)

Special Train for College Students Go Home

College students go home by a special train in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 16, 2003. As the Chinese traditional Spring Festival approaches, train service nationwide has put extra trains into operation temporarily to cope with the increased home-bound passengers. (Xinhua)

Flower Sale Booms Prior to Festival

A vendor sprinkles water on flowers at a flower store in Fuzhou, capital of southeast Fujian Province Jan. 16, 2003. Prices of flowers skyrockets as the traditional Spring Festival approaches. (Xinhua)

Chinese President Jiang Meets US Delegation

Chinese President Jiang Zemin (R) meets with Don Manzullo, chairman of the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Exchange of the US House of Representatives , in Beijing Jan. 16, 2003. (Xinhua) 

Free Milk for Children

Several children from a Fusuijing community of Beijing get milk boxes in Beijing Jan. 16, 2003. Children from over 30 families with low income in the community can get the free milk within one year from Thursday. (Xinhua)

Traditional Spring Festival Paintings Pop This Year

Two visitors show great interest in the Spring Festival paintings in Weifang in east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 15, 2003. The xylographs of the Spring Festival are popular among chinese as festival decorations, as well as among people from abroad as collections. 25 million of these paintings made here were exported to 100 countries and regions in the world last year. (Xinhua)

Volunteers Service for the Passengers in the Station

A volunteer (C) from Shanghai Jiaotong University shows the direction for a passenger at Shanghai Railway Station in Shanghai Jan. 16, 2003. With the Spring Festival coming closer, volunteers from the university started on Jan. 15 their seven-day service for the passengers in the station by helping them take baggages, showing the directions and assisting the security checks in the station. (Xinhua)

Xinjiang Airline Company Opens a New Airlines

Passengers board a plane of the Xinjiang Airlines at the Caojiabao airport in Xining, capital of west China's Qinghai Province, Jan. 16, 2003. The three airlines from Xining to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have been newly opened beginning from Thursday. (Xinhua)

Old Panda "Zhenzhen"

A feeder observes a panda named Zhenzhen taking food in the Kunming zoo in this capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 16, 2003. This is the only giant panda in the province. It is now 25 years old, whose age is equal to that of a human being in 70s, arousing citizens' great concern about its health. (Xinhua)

Old Panda "Zhenzhen"

A panda named "Zhenzhen" is eating "wotou", a kind of food made by corn, in Kunming zoo in this capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 16, 2003. This is the only panda in the province. It is now 25 years old, whose age is equal to that of a human being in 70s, arousing citizens' great concern about its health. (Xinhua)

An Old Panda "Zhenzhen"

A tourist claps hands for 25-year-old panda named Zhenzhen in the Kunming zoo in this capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 16, 2003. The age of this female panda is equal to that of a human being in 70s, arousing citizens' great concern about its health. (Xinhua)

Free Service Tour to Mountainous Regions

Jiang Shuqin (R), a doctor from the Fengning town in north China's Hebei Province, presents some medicine a farmer living in Kulongshan Village of the Fengning county, Jan. 16, 2003. A medical team sent by the town made some medical checkups for the local farmers during their free service tour to mountainous regions. (Xinhua)

Local Government Gazette for Sale

A resident reads a government gazette beside a newspaper stand in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province Jan. 16, 2003. From Thursday on, residents in the city could easily get the gazette in which are shown the rules and policies taken by the municipal government of Xi'an. (Xinhua)

Museum of Han Dynasty Tomb Will be Open to Public

The photo taken on Jan. 16, 2003 shows the hall of the new Museum of Han Dynasty Tomb in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, into which Xinzhui, the mummy unearthed from the Mawangdui Tomb of the Han Dynasty (206B.C.-A.D.220) was just removed, Jan. 11, 2003. The museum will be open to public in Jan. 18. (Xinhua)

Mummy Removed into New Museum

Experts examine the crystal coffin containing Xinzhui, the mummy unearthed from the Mawangdui Tomb of the Han Dynasty (206B.C.-A.D.220), in a new museum in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 11, 2003. The mummy was removed Thursday into the new museum which will be open to public in Jan. 18. (Xinhua)

Tomatos Benefit Farmers

Li Shulan, a villager of the Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province, is picking tomatos which are going to be sold to Kunming, Chongqing and other cities Jan. 12, 2003. Her village has planted 7.33 hectares of tomatos, according to the market's needs. (Xinhua)
   


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