Chinese President Hu Jintao visits an exhibition on crackdown of crimes Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front) visits an exhibition on the ongoing nationwide crackdown on serious criminal offenses at the National Museum in Beijing Aug. 22, 2003. Hu called on the country's law-enforcement departments to improve the law and order situation to create a better social environment for its reform and development and long-term social stability.
Newly decorated Beijing World Hotel A waitress cleans a luxurious apartment at the newly decorated Beijing World Hotel here Aug. 23, 2003. The five-star hotel, located at the Beijing Central Business District (CBD), has spent 30 million US dollars in its renovation.
Highway accident in ShenyangRescuers pass by an overturned bus beside a highway in Xinmin City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 23, 2003. The accident occurred when a bus collided with a minivan on the highway early Saturday, leaving one people dead and 12 others injured.
Hong Kong to build new int'l exhibition centerTang Ying-yen (2nd R), financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), exchanges toasts with guests at the signing ceremony of the International Exhibition Center in Hong Kong Aug. 23, 2003. The new center will be constructed near the Hong Kong International Airport to enhance the city's position as a convention and exhibition hub in the Asia-Pacific region.
Joint summer camp for the juveniles from China, ROK in Guangzhou A girl from the Republic of Korea (ROK) plays the drum in front of a huge picture showing two kids with their faces decorated respectively with the patterns of the national flags of China (L) and the ROK during the opening ceremony of the joint summer camp for the juveniles from the two countries, in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 23, 2003. The young campers will enjoy a week-long tour around the city and give a joint concert.
China's Zhang Nan took the bronze medal in the women's individual all-round final match at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships China's Zhang Nan performs on the balance beam during the competition of women's individual all-round final match at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, the United States, Aug. 22, 2003. Zhang took the bronze medal with a total of 37.624 points.