The Real Madrid Arrives in BeijingThe Real Madrid arrives at Beijing International Airport after midnight on August 1,2003.
Business of Travel Agencies Booms People file forms to seek tourism consultation in a business hall of China Travel Service Thursday in Shanghai. Officials of China Travel Service said its business concerning tours in Hong Kong and Macao has been booming recently and the clients have to sign precontracts two weeks ahead.
Fireworks Factory Blast in Fujian (2)Medical workers carry an injured person to a hospital in Minhou County of east China's Fujian Province July 31, 2003. An explosion occurred at the Jingxi Fireworks Factory at 7:59 a.m. Thursday, leaving at least one dead, 6 injured still in hospital and another 13 people missing.
Fireworks Factory Blast in FujianRescue workers comb the rubble of a flattened fireworks factory in East China's Fujian Province, in the hope of finding survivors of an explosion. Three people were killed in a blast, which took place at around 8 am July 31, 2003. Eight injured people were taken to hospital and another six people were still missing by press time last night.[
Severe Drought Hits Jiangxi Province Farmers irrigate the rice field with groundwater near Zhonghua village in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 31, 2003. A severe drought hits Jiangxi. About 887,000 hectares of crops are affected. Jiangxi provincial government has appropriated 160 millions yuan (19.27 million US dollars) to help local resident fight against the natural disaster.
National Tele-conference on the Improvement of the Order of Land Market OpensChina's State Council holds a national tele-conference on the improvement of the order of land market in Beijing July 31, 2003. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao made important instructions for the meeting.
Reception to Mark the 76th Anniversary of the Founding of PLA Held in BeijingThe Chinese Ministry of National Defence hosts a grand reception in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing July 31, 2003 to mark the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberate Army, which falls on August 1. Chinese State Councillor and Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan delivered a speech at the reception.
Measures Taken to Help Flood-stricken People during the SummerA baby (L) is medically examined at a camp for flood-stricken people in a middle school in Xuyi County, east China's Jiangsu Province July 31, 2003. The county is taking measures to help the flood-stricken people of the Huaihe River spend the hot summer and stay free from epidemic diseases.
New Relief Management Stations OpenNew Relief Management Stations open in replacement of the former Center for Receiving the Homeless. The station will give protection and care to those who ask for a help by relying on the assistance of the government, society and family.
Construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway Goes on WellWorkers lay rails on the Qinghai-Tibet railway in Wudaoliang of northwest China's Qinghai Province July 29, 2003. Some 236-kilometer rail have been completed in the Qinghai-Tibet railway. Running from Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, capital of Tibet, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, once completed, will have a total length of 1,956 km and be the longest plateau railway with the highest elevation in the world.
Free Travle Awarded to People Make Outstanding Contributions to Fight against the SARS Some 300 medical workers, policemen, journalists and community service workers who made outstanding contributions to fight against the SARS epidemic are awarded by a travel agency a three-day travel to Beidaihe free of charge.
Light Railway in Chongqing Will Go into OperationThe photo shows a section of light railway of Jiaoxin Line under construction in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The whole length of Jiaoxin Line is 18 kilometers. Project phase 1 with a length of 14,35 kilometers will go into operation by the end of next June.