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Photo Archive --- Date:20030121

Li Peng Makes Inspection Tour of Chongqing

Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, inspects the Chang'an£≠Ford Automobile Company in Chongqing Municipality, Jan. 20, 2002. Li Peng has made a 5-day inspection tour of Chongqing.

Tang Jiaxuan Meets His Russian Counterpart

Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan (R) shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov at the UN Headquarters in New York Jan. 20, 2003. The two sides discussed issues on bilateral relations as well as tensions over Iraq and the Korean Peninsula. (Xinhua)

Chinses Women Team Trained in Guangzhou

Chinese Women Soccer Team players runs in training session at Huangpu Training Base in Guangzhou,capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 20,2003 The team began their training for a four-nation women's soccer tournament featuring China, United States, Norway and Germany, which will be held in Yiwu,China's Zhejiang province.

30,000 British Troops to be Sent to Gulf

British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said on Monday that a total of 30,000 British troops were to be deployed to the Gulf in preparation for a possible war against Iraq, The Sky News reported.  

Luo Gan Sends Season's Greetings to Beijing's Police

Luo Gan, secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on behalf of the Central Committee of the CPC as well as the State Council sent lunar new year greetings to the police and armed police of the capital city Monday.  

Vice-premier Urges Best Use of Water Resources in NW. China

Chinese Vice-premier Wen Jiabao called for the best allocation of water resources in the country's northwest region, in Beijing on Monday.  

American International Ballet Troupe Perform in Beijing

Two dancers from the American International Ballet Troupe perform a classical ballet opera "A Thousand and One Night" in Beijing Jan. 20, 2003, during its premiere in China. (Xinhua)

The First Muslim Supermarket Debut in Beijing

Residents buy mutton at a newly-opened Muslim supermarket in downtown Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 20, 2003. This is the first of its kind in the city with a floor space of 2,400 centiares, providing customers with more than 7,000 kinds of commodities from over 200 famous enterprises including beef and mutton for Muslims. (Xinhua)

Ninth National Committee of CPPCC Opens New Session

The Standing Committee of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top government advisory body, opened its 20th session Monday morning.  

Shanghai to Destroy Poor Quality Firecrackers and Fireworks

A fireman pours diesel oil on piles of firecrackers and fireworks in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 20, 2003. The bureau of fire control in Shanghai destroyed more than 10,000 boxes of poor quality firecrackers and fireworks worth over 2 million yuan (about 250,000 US dollars) here Monday to ensure that residents will enjoy a safe and happy Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Start from Scratch

A group of the comparatively poor people or the handicapped who received donations from local residents sing a song "Start from Scratch" at a donating activity held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 19, 2003. Over 80 units and thousands of residents donated 720,000 yuan (about 90,000 US dollars) in cash and daily necessities worth 150,000 yuan (18,070 US dollars) for the poor and handicapped. More than 400 laid-off workers have found new jobs here again. (Xinhua)

Mother's Love

Doctors of the Second People's Hospital in east China's Fujian Province perform an operation for transplanting a mother's left kidney to her son Jan. 20, 2003. Yu Xiaobin, 22, who is from Tingtou village near Fuzhou, was diagnosed a terminal uraemia. His family has spent more than 100,000 yuan (12,050 US dollars) on curing his disease. (Xinhua)

China's Spring Travel Season Kicks Off

Passengers wait to buy tickets in front of a temporary ticket office in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 20, 2003. The temporary ticket office which has 48 wickets of the transformed eight train cars opened to the public from Jan. 11 and has sold out nearly 500,000 tickets to passengers. (Xinhua)

Chinese Mianzhu New Year Picture

Students of Liu Zhumei, an artist of China's Mianzhu New Year Picture, hold their own creations in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 20, 2003. In the past, It was Chinese people's custom to paste pictures on the wall to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year. Mianzhu New Year pictures are known as bold, rough and typical woodblock pictures and popular in Sichuan and some other parts of China. (Xinhua)

New Culture Market Unveils in Southwest China's City

Two primary school students read books at the wholesale market selling books, stationery and sports goods in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province Jan. 20, 2003. The newly-opened market is the largest of its kind in the province, with a business area of 20,000 square meters.(Xinhua)

China to Strengthen Consultation With S. Africa on China-African Forum

Chinese Vice Premier Li Lanqing meeting with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria.

Chinese Woman Police

Member of a female special police team (R) performs a drill of fighting in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 20, 2003. Sixteen members of the special police team, set up two months ago, will shoulder the task of ensuring the public security during the upcoming traditional Chinese Spring Festival. (Xinhua)

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