China Wins Gold for Men's Parallel Bars at Gymnastics Worlds China's Li Xiaopeng (R) and Russia's Alexei Nemov wave to the audience on the podium of the awarding ceremony for the men's parallel bars at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, the United States, Aug. 24, 2003. Li won the gold medal, while Nemov and China's Huang Xu won the silver medals. (Xinhua)
Russian Delegation Arrives in Beijing for Six-party Talks Alexander Losiukov who heads the Russian delegation for six-party talks on DPRK nuclear issue arrives in Beijing this morning. Delegations of ROK, Japan and U.S. are expected to arrive later today.
Four Universiade Records Bettered as China Pull off Two Golds World champion Luo Xuejuan sprinted to the first swimming gold for China as she clinched the women's 50m breaststroke title.
Chinese Ouyang Wins Men's 200m Backstroke at UniversiadeOuyang Kunpeng clinchedthe second Universiade swimming gold for China Sunday with his winin men's 200m backstroke event.
Wu Dives to Gold for China at Daegu UniversiadeWorld champion Wu Minxia clinched the first diving gold for China at the 22nd World University Games on Sunday as she triumphed in the women's one meter springboard event.
Chinese Diving Team Collects First Two Golds at Universiade Peng Bo and Wang Kenan of China proved a class beyond their opponents in the men's 3m synchronized as they led all the way through the five-round final, scoring 347.13 points, nearly 42 points higher than second-placed Jorge Marinez and Omar Ojeda of Mexico.
Tan Xue Take the women's Saber Individual Title.Chinese fencer Tan Xue defeated Russia's Elena Nechaeva 15-8 inthe final to take the women's saber individual title. (Xinhua)
Tibetan Women Enjoy Happy Life The undated photo shows a Tibetan woman enjoying the horse-racing festival with her single daughter in Nagqu County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. More and more Tibetan women of child-bearing age are willing to have less children although they freely enjoy the rights of human reproduction. Since its peaceful liberation for over 50 years, Tibetan women's social status and educational levels have been greatly improved and the number of women employees has risen to more than 600,000, accounting for 47 percent of the total women workers. (Xinhua)
Tibetan Nuns Enjoy Happy Life The undated photo shows two Tibetan nuns carrying some new commodities in hands in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Since its peaceful liberation for over 50 years, Tibetan women's social status and educational levels have been greatly improved and the number of women employees has risen to more than 600,000, accounting for 47 percent of the total women workers. (Xinhua)
Beauty Parlor in LhasaThe undated photo shows a Tibetan woman (L) makes up for a bride at a beauty parlor in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Since its peaceful liberation for over 50 years, Tibetan women's social status and educational levels have been greatly improved and the number of women employees has risen to more than 600,000, accounting for 47 percent of the total women workers. (Xinhua)
New Family Planning Regulation Features Service to the Public A man with his daughter in arms walks past the arena, where an activity marking the first anniversary of the implementation of the Population and Family Planning Law of China is being held in Beijing Aug. 24, 2003. A new Regulation on Population and Family Planning in Beijing, subordinating to the law, will take into effect from Sept. 1, 2003. (Xinhua)
Festival Marking the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Hetu AlaManchu girls wearing a traditional Manchu women's dress during a festival marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Hetu Ala in Xinbin County of Fushun, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 23, 2003. Hetu Ala was founded in 1603 by minority leader Nurhachi, the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), who declared himself Khan in 1616. (Xinhua)
A Simulated Legislative Council Debate Sponsored Children from south China's Guangzhou city and Hong Kong vote by show of hands at a simulated Legislative Council debate sponsored by two children's organizations of Hong Kong and Guangzhou in Hong Kong Aug. 24, 2003. Some 26 children from Guangzhou and 42 from Hong Kong, respectively playing the part of "mayor" of Guangzhou and "Cheif Executive" of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, debated on how to develop and construct the two cities in a healthy way, with a view of promoting the exchanges between the children of the two cities. (Xinhua)
Street Dance Contest in NanjingA contestant (front) shows his dance skills in downtown street of Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, during a street dance contest Aug. 24, 2003. The contest was opened days ago, attracting more than 500 street dance fans. (Xinhua)
Miss Hong Kong 2003 Chosen Cho Mandy Lee (C), winner of the 2003 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, poses with first runner-up Rabee'a Yeung Lok Ting (L) and second runner-up Priscilla Chi (R) at the colorful event in Hong Kong Aug. 23, 2003. (Xinhua)
Chinese Teng, Japanese Kashima Share Mens Pommel Horse Title China's Teng Haibin performs during the men's pommel horse competitions at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, the United States, Aug. 23, 2003. Teng and Japanese Takehiro Kashima scored an identical score of 9.762 points to share the gold medal. (Xinhua)
The 9th IAAF World Athletics Championships in ParisChina's Gao Shuying jumps in the qualification of women's pole vault at the 9th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Paris, France, Aug. 23, 2003. Gao was qualified for the final. (Xinhua)
New List of Top 500 Chinese Firms AnnouncedAn updated list of China's top 500 enterprises was announced at the weekend, with over 100 new arrivals included. The top three companies of the China 500 have been named as China National Petroleum Corporation, Sinopec and China Mobile. (Xinhua Photo)