15th Arab Summit concludesThe 15th Arab Summit ended on Saturday with a joint statement declaring opposition to any war on Iraq; while the Turkish Parliament voted against the government's motion for allowing the deployment of US troops in the country.
Relief work in Quake-hit XinjiangPhoto taken on March 1, 2003 shows a helicopter to deliver relief materials to a quake-hit area in Bachu County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The earthquake, registered 6.8 on the Richter scale, rocked Bachu and Jiashi counties in Xinjiang on Feb. 24. The relief work in the disastrous areas is now going on smoothly.
Jiang and Castro in Pudong New DistrictChinese President Jiang Zemin (R) accompanies Fidel Castro, president of Cuba's State Council and Council of Ministers, during a visit to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in east China Mar. 1, 2003.
Ancient tomb of Han Dynasty in Fujian Photo taken on Feb. 24 2003 shows part of a tomb dating back to ancient China's Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) in the Wuyi Mountain in southeast China's Fujian Province. Archeologists believe that the tomb, which is 13 meters long and nine meters wide, would be the largest of its kind found in Fujian so far. The excavation work of the tomb is currently underway.
NPC Deputy of Hani Nationality InterviewedA deputy from China's Hani nationality receives an interview on arrival in Beijing, Mar. 1, 2003. More than 2,900 deputies to the first session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) elected from China's provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, and the People's Liberation Army begin to arrive in Beijing Saturday.
NPC Deputies interviewedDing Xiaolian (second from left), a deputy to the first session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) from China's northwest Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region receives interviews on arrival in Beijing, Mar. 1, 2003.
32nd Meeting of 9th NPC Standing Committee EndsThe 9th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee of China closes its session of the 32nd meeting of the NPC Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Feb. 28, 2003.
NPC Deputies Arriving in Beijing for National Meeting Deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) from China's southwest Guizhou Province arrive in Beijing, Mar. 1, 2003, for the first session of the 10th NPC scheduled to be held in Beijing from March 5 to 19.
NPC Deputies Arriving for National Meeting Deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) from China's southwest Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region wave after arrival in Beijing, Mar. 1, 2003, for the first session of the 10th NPC scheduled to be held in Beijing from March 5 to 19.
Foreign Journalists to Cover NPC, CPPCC SessionsMore than 500 foreign correspondents have registered for the coverage of the imminent plenary sessions of China's top legislature and advisory body, said an official at the two sessions press center on Saturday.
New Type of Nuclear Reactor Put into Use in BeijingChina's first high temperature gas-cooled reactor has begun generating power in a full swing in Beijing recently, a leading researcher said Saturday in Beijing.
Senior Scientist wins China's top award Jin Yilian, a 74-year-old computer scientist from the Chinese Academy of Engineering won China's top science prize Friday. At a award ceremony held in Beijing Friday, Chinese President Jiang Zemin presented Jin with the five-million-yuan (604,500 US dollars) State Preeminent Science and Technology Award for 2002.
Jiang, Castro Visit Panda Electronic GroupPresident Jiang Zemin (R) accompanies Cuban President Fidel Castro (C) during a visit to Panda Electronic Group in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province Friday. Castro started a four-day state visit to China on Feb. 26.
Jiang Meets Bill GatesChina welcomes Microsoft Corporation and other well-known global companies to invest in China and seek common growth, Chinese President Jiang Zemin said Friday during his meeting with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in Beijing.
CPPCC members arrive in BeijingMembers of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from southwest China's Sichuan Province arrive in Beijing by air Feb. 27, 2003. They are to attend the First Session of the 10th CPPCC National Committee scheduled to be opened here on March 3.