Chinese, S.Korean FMs Hold Talks Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held talks with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Young-kwan Wednesday on bilateral relations and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear issue.
Tokyo Meeting Voices Support for Victims of Poison Gas Hitoya Yaguchi, who heads a support group for victims of poison gas produced by Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, shows photos of the latest poison gas victims in the northeastern Chinese city of Qiqihar after drums of mustard gas were dug up last week, sickened at least 34 people, during a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003.
Melting Glaciers on the EverestThe photo taken on May 25, 2003 shows melting glaciers on the Everest. Some of the glaciers in the area began melting more quickly in recent years due to global warming.
Beijing Auto ShowA visitor views the inner structure of a car displayed in an auto fair, opened in Beijing, China, Aug.13, 2003. The fair will end on Aug. 17, 2003.
China Sichuan Tea Product (2)Wang Chaozhen, a tea grower in Hongya County of southwest China's Sichuan Province, is to sell her tea Aug. 13, 2003. Hongya, an advanced county of ecological construction, makes a fortune by raising milk cows and growing tea.
China Sichuan Tea ProductAn employee of a tea company presents a tea product in Hongya County of southwest China's Sichuan Province Aug. 13, 2003. Hongya, an advanced county of ecological construction, makes a fortune by raising milk cows and growing tea.
230,000-ton Oil Processing, Storage ShipThe picture taken on Aug. 13, 2003 shows the newly completed 230,000-ton oil processing and storage ship in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province. The 285-meter-long and 58-meter-wide ship has a designed capacity of processing 100,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The ship is the largest of its kind ever made in China.
Tibet Dapchi Annual Zhanfo CeremonyThe annual ceremony, known as Zhanfo, which means Buddha worship, is held at the Gandan Temple in Dapchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2003. Over 10,000 disciples prayed to a Buddha portrait printed on a huge piece of cloth, together with tourists from foreign countries and other parts of China attending this year's Zhanfo ceremony, one of the grandest Buddhist activities in Tibet.
Dapchi Zhangfo Ceremony PortraitThe annual ceremony, known as Zhanfo, which means Buddha worship, is held at the Gandan Temple in Dapchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2003. Over 10,000 disciples prayed to a Buddha portrait printed on a huge piece of cloth, together with tourists from foreign countries and other parts of China attending this year's Zhanfo ceremony, one of the grandest Buddhist activities in Tibet.
Nanjing Calligraphy WallA visitor views a "wall of calligraphy" in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 13, 2003. The 10-meter wall, made of bamboo, is carved with the handwriting of the full scripture of the Lanting Prologue by prestigious Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi of the East Jin Dynasty (317-420).
Henan Cultural RelicsThe picture taken on Aug. 11, 2003 shows visitors touring the Lingquan Temple in Anyang County, central China's Henan Province. Built in ancient China's Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550), the Lingquan Temple is one of the major historical and cultural sites under state protection.
College Students DebateContestants from the Zhejiang Normal University and Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University present gifts to each other after a debate held in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 13, 2003. Representatives from six universities from Taiwan and China's mainland attended the Second Cross-Straits College Students Debate in Fuzhou on Wednesday.The final contest will be held on Thursday.(
Guangxi Lotus ScenaryThe photo taken on Aug. 12, 2003 shows the landscape of a lotus flower pool in the Lotus Scenery Zone in Zhongshan County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Zone. Dubbed as a 10-mile-long gallery in east Guangxi, the zone appeals to sightseers from both home and abroad with its unique type of idyllic and harmonic natural scenery.
Kabul Remains CalmAn Afghan man prays atop a hill in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, at dusk Aug. 12, 2003. The security situation remains calm in Kabul after NATO took over the commandership of IASF (International Assistance Security Force) on Monday.
China Datong Gas ExplosionGao Tongzhuang receives treatment at a hospital in Datong, a city in north China's Shanxi Province, Aug. 13, 2003. Gao was injured at the main entrance to Xing'ergou Coal Mine in Datong when a gas explosion occured inside the mine on Monday. The explosion has left 37 miners dead and five others missing.