Yao Wins in First Matchup Against Shaq Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11), of China shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal(34) in the fourth quarter of the Rockets 108-104 overtime win Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Houston. (AP Photo)
Pajero Sport jeep in BeijingThis file photo taken on Jan. 12, 2003 shows several potential customers watching a Pajero Sport jeep at a store in Beijing. Three models of Pajero Sport vehicles rolled off the production line Jan. 8 at Beijing Jeep Company, the first Sino-foreign joint venture in China's auto industry, and the company began receiving orders the same day.
Ford's Fiesta Rolls off in ChinaA Fiesta car produced by Chang'an Automobile (Group) Corporation in cooperation with the US-based Ford Motor Co. rolls off the production line in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Jan. 18, 2003. The prices of the car are expected at 88,800 to 127,800 RMB yuan (10,750 to 15,470 US dollars.
Three Gorges Project DrillingWorkers drill to prepare for demolitions at the site of the Three Gorges Project in Yichang in central China's Hubei Province Jan. 18, 2003.
Gold Price RisingA Chinese woman admires a gold adornment, which costs 8,888 RMB yuan (1,084 US dollars) in a store in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 18, 2003. The price of gold has been rising as the Chinese traditional Spring Festival approaches.
Flower Exhibition in Fujian's QuanzhouVisitors are attracted by butterfly orchids, introduced from Taiwan in east China, in a flower exhibition, in Nan'an, a city in southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 18, 2003.
Russian Envoy Arrives in PyongyangRussian presidential envoy Alexander Losyukov (C) arrives at a Pyongyang airport Jan. 18, 2003. During his visit, Losyukov is to discuss nuclear issue with officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Norway Seafood in BeijingThe photo taken on Jan. 15, 2003 shows a flower-shaped Norwegian dish made from seafood in a Beijing hotel Jan. 15, 2003, in a promotion of Norwegian marine produces to China.
'Green Week' in German's BerlinFolk artists from Bavaria, Gamany, perform folk musical instruments at the 2003 International Green Week Berlin in Berlin, Jan. 17, 2003. Factories and companies from over 40 countries and regions attend the "Green Week", at which food, beverage, flowers and gardening facilities are exhibited.
Dongjiang Water to ShenzhenThe picture taken on Jan. 18, 2003 shows the water channel at the Qiling pumping station in Dongguan, a city in south China's Guangdong Province. The 51.7-kilometer-long water supplying project from the Dongjiang River to Shenzhen will be finished in Aug., which can supply 2.423 billion tons of water annually.
Anti-War Protest in TokyoTwo girls carrying pictures showing life of Iraqi civilians took part in a rally in Tokyo Jan. 18, 2003 to protest against possible war on Iraq. The protestors called for peaceful solution to the Iraq issue.