Three Gorges Project Opens to Navigation Two passenger ships passed through the huge, towering Three Gorges Dam ship lockon the Yangtze River Monday morning, signifying the accomplishment of a major goal of the world's largest water control project.
Russia Upset China to Win President Cup Volleyball Tournament World champions Russia defeated China 25-16, 25-23, 27-29, 26-24 to win the Russian President Cup women's volleyball tournament here on Monday.
US Hunts Ambush Suspects In Iraqi Homes A US soldier escorts a handcuffed Iraqi man detained for illegal possession of weapons June 16, 2003 at a checkpoint on a motorway on the outskirts of Baghdad.
WFP Provide Food Supply to AfghanistanAn Afghan girl buys bread at a bakery aided by the WFP (World Food Programme) in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, June 16, 2003. The WFP started on Monday the 2003/2004 Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission to Afghanistan in order to figure out the amount of food aid allocating to Afghanistan. (Xinhua)
Tibet Airport Under ConstructionThis photo taken on June 16, 2003 shows the new terminer at the Gonggar Airport, 100 kilometers away from Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Some 323.49 million yuan is invested in the ongoing expansion project of the airport, which was started in early 2001 and is scheduled to complete in December 2003. (Xinhua)
U.S. Forces Search For Weapons In IraqU.S. Army infantry and military police make a dawn raid to search for weapons June 16, 2003 in the town of Khaldiya, 80 km west of Baghdad. About 100 U.S. Army infantry, military police and scouts swooped on six houses in the early hours of Monday morning following a tip-off.
The Handicapped Performs In Hong KongGan Rongli, singer of the Chinese Art Ensemble of the Handicapped, performs in Hong Kong, China, June 16, 2003. The ensemble kicked off its 10-day visit to Hong Kong on June 15, during which the artists will present a large musical dance titled "My Dream" to Hong Kong residents. (Xinhua)
The New Community Activities in Harbin Zhang Shanfen (R), director of the Fendou community in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, interviews a dweller June 16, 2003 for a weekly periodical entitled "Fendou Information". Sponsored by the street affairs office, the periodicals are delivered to locals free of charge. The weekly mainly publishes policies and guidelines of the Chinese Communist Party and the working focus of the street office as well. Meanwhile it also reflects the opinions and suggestions raised by the local residents. (Xinhua)
Qinghai-Tibet Highway Under the Threat of Hot Sticks This picture shows hot sticks fixed into the roadbed of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway in the section of unpopulated area of Hoh Xil, northwest China's Qinghai Province. The hot sticks can control roadbed subsidence and vertical crack in the plateau area. (Xinhua)
China into Russian President Cup Women's Volleyball Final China edged the United States 3-2 to reach the final of the Russian President Cup women's volleyball tournament here on Sunday.
ASEAN's Annual Summit Held In Phnom PenhForeign ministers of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) join hands for a group photo ahead of their roundtable discussions, during their annual summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 16, 2003. Pictured (L to R) are Philippines' Blas Ople, Singapore's S. Jayakumar, Thailand's Surakiart Sathirathai, Vietnam's Nguyen Dy Nien, Brunei's Princess Hajah Masna, Cambodia's Hor Namhong, Indonesia's Hassan Wirayuda, Laos' Somsavat Lengsaved, Malaysia's Syed Hamid Albar, Myanmar's U Win Aung and ASEAN Secretary Ong Keng Young. (Xinhua)
E-Life Fair In Held SeoulVisitors watch a position system for drivers via mobile phone during the E-Life Fair in Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2003. The four-day fair ended Sunday. (Xinhua)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Modernization Is Pushed Forward Reserchers of Murad Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Modernization analyse the active ingredients in Chinese herbs, in Shanghai June 12, 2003. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine established the research center in collaboration with American Nobel Laureate Ferid Murad, in a bid to push forward the country's TCM modernization. (Xinhua)