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Photo Archive --- Date:20030124

China Wins First Gold at Winter Universiade

China's Cheng Xiaolei (front) acts during the women's 1500-meter short-track speedskating final of the 21st Winter Universiade in Tarvisio, northeast Italy, Jan. 23, 2003. Cheng claimed the championship at 2.38,795. (Xinhua) 

China Draws Germany 0-0

China's Zhao Lihong (L) and Germany's player fight for the ball during their match at a Four-Nation women's soccer tournament in Yiwu, China, January 23, 2003. The match ended 0-0.

China to Raise Relations with Thailand to Higher Level

Visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing (L) shakes hands with his Thai counterpart Chavalit Yongchaiyudh in Bangkok Jan. 23, 2003. Li, who is paying an official visit to Thailand, held talks with the Thai deputy prime minister here Thursday. (Xinhua) 

Top Legislator Li Peng Meets Philippine Counterpart

Top legislator Li Peng pledges the Chinese legislature will support and cooperate with the Philippine Parliament in holding the fourth session of the annual Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace, or AAPP.  

Lanzhou Welcome Spring Festival

A girl chooses a festival decoration with a Chinese character "Fu", which means Luck, at a commercial street in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, Jan. 23, 2003, before the traditional Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Spring Festival Shopping in Tianjin

A customer selects fish in a seafood restaurant in Dagang district of Tianjin city, north China, Jan. 23, 2003. As the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year approaches, the sale of various seafood becomes flourishing in Tianjin. (Xinhua)

Inter-Korean Ministerial Meeting Ends with Joint Statement

Unification Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Jeong Se-hyun (R) shakes hands with his counterpart of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Ryung-sung before holding the ministerial-level talks between the two countries, in Seoul, Jan. 24, 2003. A joint-statement between the ROK and the DPRK was signed on the talks here on Friday. The two sides agreed to cooperate toward a peaceful resolution to Pyongyang's nuclear programme and to hold the next round of ministeral talks in Pyongyang from Apr. 7 to10. (Xinhua)

Great Peal River Delta Partnership Established in Hongkong

George Yuen (C), chief executive of the Better Hong Kong Foundation, announces the establishment of a non-governmental organization for "Greater Pearl River Delta Partnership" in Hong Kong Jan. 23, 2003. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to promotion exchanges and cooperation between the commercial institutions of Hong Kong, south China's Guangdong Province and foreign countries. (Xinhua)

Spring Festival Shopping in Jakarta

Two customers walk past decorations celebrating the coming Chinese Lunar Year of Goat at a shopping center in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, Jan. 22, 2003. Indonesia stipulated last year that the traditional Chinese Spring Festival is a legal holiday in the country. As the festival draws near, everywhere in Jakarta is in an atmosphere of joy. (Xinhua)

Greeting Spring Festival in Jakarta

Staff members of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia perform a Chinese folk dance during a get-together with Indonesian officials and various diplomatic envoys in Indonesia in celebration of the coming Chinese Spring Festival in Jakarta Jan. 22, 2003. Indonesia stipulated last year that the traditional Chinese Spring Festival is a legal holiday in the country. As the festival draws near, everywhere in Jakarta is in an atmosphere of joy. (Xinhua)

Chinese Peacekeeping Mission Heads for Congo

The picture taken on Jan. 23, 2003 in Beijing shows the Chinese peace-keeping soldiers who are going to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a mission. The Chinese peace-keeping troop composed of a 175-member engineer company and a 43-member medical team has been founded recently and is ready to leave for the country at any time. (Xinhua)

Greeting Spring Festival in Nanjing

Two girls have a chat at the famous sowntown near the Confucian Temple, where is decorated with sheep and dragon lanterns, in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 23, 2003. Numerous tourists go shopping in this thriving commercial center before the traditional Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Greeting Spring Festival

People choose and buy their favourite new year decorations at a special market for forthcoming Chinese Spring Festival in an ancient street in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 23, 2003. (Xinhua)

Spring Festival Shopping

A special market for forthcoming Chinese Spring Festival sell various kinds of new year decorations, attracting many local people in an ancient street in Tianjin, north China, Jan. 23, 2003. (Xinhua)

RMB Exchange Services in Hong Kong

The photo taken on Jan. 23 shows a street full of shops providing customers with RMB exchange services in Hong Kong. As an increasing number of mainland citizens travel to Hong Kong, more and more shops here including many chain stores and retailers accept RMB in payment. (Xinhua)

Gold Jewelry Market Booming in Beijng

Customers select gold jewelry at the Arts and Handicrafts Mansion in downtown Beijing Jan. 23, 2003. Although the gold price is rising, the sale volume of gold jewelry in January this year is higher than that of the same period last year. (Xinhua)

Spring Festival Shopping

Two residents choose sugarcoated haws on a stick in front of a snack bar in Wangfujing Street, the largest and busiest shopping area in the Chinese capital city of Beijing, Jan. 23, 2003. As traditional Chinese Spring Festival draws near, an activity with characteristics of traditional culture and modern fashion is being conducted in the city. (Xinhua)

Traditional Culture and Modern Fashion Shows in Beijing

A paper-cut artist shows her skill at a paper-cut exhibition held in the Arts and Handicrafts Mansion of downtown Beijing Jan. 23, 2003. As traditional Chinese Spring Festival draws near, an activity with characteristics of traditional culture and modern fashion is being conducted in the city. (Xinhua)

Sino-Indonesia Trade Steady Growth in 2002

A woman with two children looks at a piece of ceramic on the China Ceramics Show in central Jakarta, Jan. 23, 2003. Trade between Indonesia and the People's Republic of China reached 7.93 billion US dollars in 2002, an increase of 17.9 percent over that of 2001. Indonesia is the 4th largest trading partner between the PRC and ASEAN courntries last year. (Xinhua)

Evening Party for Spring Festival

Xu Chunni, Zhao Pu, Yu Sheng, Zhao Ning and Xiang Zhen (from L to R in front row), the presiders of the 2003 Spring Festival Evening Party by the Beijing TV Station pay New Year's call to spectators, in Beijing, Jan. 21, 2003. The transcribing work for the Party has been finished on Tuesday, which will be shown to public at eight o'clock on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Chinese Leading Model Performs Ballet in Sanya

Chinese leading model Du Juan performs ballet at a scenic spot in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province Jan. 23, 2003. The local government starts preparation for the opening of the annual Chinese Model Competition and World Miss Contest. (Xinhua)

Greeting Spring Festival in Hongkong

A huge artificial peach tree named "fortune-prayer tree" is erected inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong, China, Jan. 23, 2003. Decorations can be seen in many shopping centers as the traditional Chinese Spring Festival draws near. (Xinhua)

Ancient Couple Portrait 'Revived'

The undated picture shows the recreated portrait of a woman (L) and her husband who lived some 2,200 years ago. Using computer softwares and pictures of the well-preseved bodies, Zhao Chengwen, a professor with the Chinese Criminal Police Institute, successfully recreated the portraits of an ancient couple whose bodies were found intact in caskets accidentally unearthed in east China's Lianyungang City in July this year. (Xinhua)

2003 Spring Flower Fair in Nanchang

Residents of Nanchang select potted-flowers on the 2003 Nanchang Spring Flower Fair, in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 23, 2003. The fair will last seven days. (Xinhua)

Mermaids Performance in Taiyuan

Girls dressing up as mermaids perform with fishes in the Yingze Garden's Aquarium in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 23, 2003. The beautiful performance brings great joy to the audiance. (Xinhua)

Newborn Lambs in Inner Mongolia

Shepherd Nala and her daughter cheerfully stroke the newborn lambs, in Sonid Right Banner of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2003. Winter is the season in Inner Mongolia for ewes to deliver lambs, so the relevant departments have transpsorted great amount of fodder to feed the animal here. (Xinhua)

Greeting Spring Festival in Hongkong

Residents choose decorations for the Spring Festival in Hong Kong Jan. 23, 2003 as the traditional Chinese Spring Festival draws near. (Xinhua)

Gold Statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva Debuts in Beijing

A seleswoman displays a gold statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva in a showcase at the Arts and Handicrafts Mansion in Beijing Jan. 23, 2003. Some 30 such statues are on sale here at a price of 9,999 yuan(US$1,250) each. It weighs 50 grams. (Xinhua)

Chinese Exhibition Opens in Paris

A visitor selects Chinese brush pens on an exhibition featuring Chinese products and artistic articles in Galeries Lafayette department store in downtown Paris Jan. 22, 2003. The exhibition with the aim to promote Chinese culture was held here on Wednesday during the Chinese Year in France. (Xinhua)

Flower Sale Booms Prior to Spring Festival

Guangzhou citizens choose flowers in a flower shop in Guangzhou, capital of south China¡®s Guangdong Province Jan. 23, 2003 . It is the time for Guangzhou residents to buy flowers to celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Flower Fair in Guangzhou

A worker of a flower plantation moves a pot of flower for buyers in Guangzhou, capital of south China¡®s Guangdong Province Jan. 23, 2003. It is the time for Guangzhou residents to buy flowers to celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 1. (Xinhua)

Zhangzhou Tangerines for Beijing Spring Festival Market

Employees of the Zhangzhou Fruit Company pack tangerines in small plastic bags to be transported to Beijing in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan, 22, 2003. To ensure that people in Beijing can have quality tangerines in time, some 20 tons of tangerines are transported by the company every day. (Xinhua)
   


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