Asus Unveils Mini Notepad Computer S200N IT Giant Asus unveils its latest notepad computer S200N in Beijing, August 19, 2003. The mini notepad weighs only 880g with its size of 27.8*225*225 mm. (Xinhua)
Shell Signs Multi-billion-dollor Oil, Gas Contract in China Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C Front) poses for a photo with some senior executives of the China National Off-shore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), the China National Petrochemical Corp (SINOPEC), the Shell Group, and the Union Oil Co. of California (UNOCAL), in Beijing Aug. 19, 2003
Chinese Vice-president Offers Condolences to Flood VictimsZeng Qinghong (C), Chinese vice-president and member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, talks with flood sufferers at Wangjiaba town in Funan County in east China's Anhui Province Aug. 19, 2003. Zeng made an inspection tour of the flood-stricken area in Anhui on August 15-19. (Xinhua)
First Tibetan Folk Singers Competition Held in LhasaFarmers from Kangma County perform the "Work Song" at the first Tibetan folk singers competition hosted by the Culture Department of Tibet in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 19, 2003. It is one of the activities to mark the upcoming Xodoin Festival, dubbed as the Yogurt Banquet Festival or the Tibetan Opera Festival, which falls on the first day of the seventh month of the Tibetan calendar. (Xinhua)
Premier Wen Urges Further Education for Gov't OfficialsChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd L, Front) attends a lecture sponsored by the State Council in Beijing Aug. 19, 2003. Wen made a speech during the lecture, stressing the importance of study among Chinese officials. (Xinhua)
Premier Wen Urges Further Education for Gov't OfficialsChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Qian Zhengying, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, at a lecture sponsored by the State Council in Beijing Aug. 19, 2003. (Xinhua)
Fifth City Sports Meeting in DalianYe Xiaohe from Beijing Softball Team drives the ball during the softball competition of the Fifth City Sports Meeting in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 19, 2003. The Chengdu Softball Team claimed the title by defeating the Beijing Team 4-2. (Xinhua)
Former Iraqi Vice President caughtThis file photo taken on Feb. 16, 2003 shows Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan praying for civil victims during the Gulf War in Baghdad. A Kurdish group said on Aug. 19, 2003 that Ramadan had been captured by fighters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the northern city of Mosul on Monday and handed over to the US forces. (Xinhua)
National Boxing Championship Opens in Sichuan ProvinceGuo Xianchuan (R) from Fujian Team and Zheng Xiajun from the People's Liberation Army Team trade punches during the contest qualifying for the Olympic Games of 51 kg in the National Boxing Championship, in Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 19, 2003. Guo defeated Zheng by 34-7. (Xinhua)
China Tops women's Preliminaries at 2003 Gymnastics WorldsChina's gymnast Fan Ye performs on the balance beam during women's team qualifying at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, California, the United States, Aug. 19, 2003. China ranked the third when finishing the day's competition with a score of 225.119 .
Ecological Agriculture in TianjinFarmer Li Ming (L) with his fellow shows grapes at his orchard near the State-level nature reserve in Ninghe County in suburban Tianjin, north China Aug.18, 2003. the state-level Qilihai nature reserve in Ninghe County in suburban Tianjin, north China, Aug.18, 2003. The nature reserve is one of the world's typical paleocoasts and wetlands. The local authorities have made full use of the zone's rich natural resources to develop its own products such as milk, crabs and grapes. (Xinhua)
25 Confirmed Dead in Shanxi Coal Mine AccidentRelatives of victims grieve for the dead in a coal mine gas explosion at Zuoquan County in north China's Shanxi Province Aug.19, 2003. Altogether 27 miners were working in the village-run mine when the blast occurred at around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Nineteen bodies have been found and 10 others are still missing. The rescue work is underway. (Xinhua)
Rising Number of Pets in BeijingA dog owner signs a document that stipulates his or her responsibility for pet breeding in a community of the Xuanwu District in Beijing Aug. 15, 2003. No rabies cases have been found in Beijing over the past 11 years. But the rising number of pets, including some unregistered pets and homeless dogs in the streets in recent years has constituted a new challenge to the urban public hygiene and management work. (Xinhua)
Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge under RenovationWorkers paint the railway sleeper with asphalt on the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in east China's Jiangxi Province Aug.17, 2003. This has been the first renovation of the 7,676-kilometer-long bridge for both railway and highway uses since it was built in 1973. (Xinhua)
UN HQ Bomb in Iraq Kills 20, Including Top EnvoyCars burn outside the United Nations headquarters at the Canal Hotel in eastern Baghdad after a huge explosion rocked the building.