Li Xiaopeng Wins Gold Medal of Parallel Bars China's Li Xiaopeng jubilates after finishing performance in the final of the parallel bars event at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, the United States, Aug. 24, 2003. Li won the gold medal with a score of 9.825.
Fan Ye Wins Balance Beam TitleChina's Fan Ye performs in the balance beam finals at the 37th World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, the United States, Aug. 24, 2003. Fan won the gold medal with a score of 9.812.
Rooftop Rescue MissionA member of the Police Special Squad grabs hold of a woman (whose identity has been withheld) trying to commit suicide by jumping from the rooftop of an eight-floor building in Hangzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang province, August 25, 2003. After five hours of persuasion, police took action and successfully lifted the woman to safety.
Scenary of Small "Three Gorges"The photo shows the scenary of the small "Three Gorges".
Typhoon Krovanh raging in HaikouTrees are uprooted on a street by the gust as ferocious Typhoon Krovanh rages across Haikou City, capital of south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 25, 2003. According to the Hainan Provincial Meteorological Observatory, Krovanh landed on the island province speeding 38 meters per second and brought along torrential rains.
Kagame Wins Rwandan Presidential Election Paul Kagame greets supporters on winning the presidential election in a stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on early morning of Aug. 26. Initial counting results shows Kagame wins 94.3 percent of the total votes in Monday's election.
Yangshuo Street in southern ChinaThe 800-meter-long Yangshuo Street (W) in Yangshuo, a picturesque county in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, becomes a major attraction to forgien tourists with its unique local architectural styles.
DPRK Delegation Arrives in Beijing for Six-party TalksThe delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), led by Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Yong Il, arrived Tuesday morning to attend the six-party talks on the Korean nuclear issue scheduled to open on Aug. 27.
Kim Collins Wins WAC 100m TitleKim Collins (R) of Saint Kitts and Nevis wins the men's 100 metres from lane one in a blanket finish at the 9th World Athletics Championships in the Stade de France at Saint-Denis near Paris August 25, 2003. Collins won in 10.07 seconds from Darrel Brown of Trinidad and Darren Campbell (L) of Britain.
President Hu Meets Iranian FM China opposes proliferation of nuclear weapons in any form, but supports international cooperation for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Chinese President Hu Jintao said Monday during a meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi.
US Delegation Arrives for Six-party TalksJames Kelly (R), U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs walks into the lobby of Beijing International Hotel with other members of his delegation August 25, 2003. The delegation is here for the six-party talks on the Korean nuclear issue, which are scheduled to open tomorrow. The talks are widely seen as an important step towards a peaceful solution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, following on the "Beijing Talks'' in April.
45 Killed in Bombay BlastsTwo powerful bomb blasts in crowded areas of Bombay of Indian on Monday killed at least 45 persons and injured over 150.
Miss Hong Kong 2003 Chosen Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2003 winner Cho Mandy Lee(C) poses with first runner-up Rabee'a Yeung Lok Ting (L) and second runner-up Priscilla Chi (R) at the Miss Hong Kong pageant 2003 in Hong Kong August 23, 2003.
Israel Launches Missle Attacks Against HamasA Palestinian ambulance waits at the site hit by Israeli missiles in southern Gaza City Aug. 24, 2003. Two Israeli gunships fired at least three missiles at southern Gaza City overnight, killing four members of the Palestinian Hamas group.
Foreigners Learn Peking OperaForeigners learn how to perform the act of opening a door in Peking Opera at Yuyuan Garden yesterday. Some 50 consul generals in Shanghai, their spouses and members of the foreign media gathered to gain a basic understanding of Peking Opera.
Gaza BloodA Palestinian man holds up the blood stained torn shirt of one of four Palestinian men killed in an Israeli rocket attack in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 24 2003. [AP]
Shanghai Encourages Credit Card ConsumptionCredit card consumption encouraged: Credit card advertisements are displayed on a counter at Shanghai Commercial Square on August 24 in eastern China's city of Shanghai. The Shanghai municipal government is encouraging consumers to use credit cards when shopping.
Typhoon Krovanh Hits Hainan Province A gardener in the city of Zhanjiang in southwest Guangdong clears away branches broken off by Typhoon Krovanh, which arrived in South China's Guangdong and Hainan provinces August 25, 2003. Two people were killed and two others missing and the typhoon caused 99 million yuan in damages.