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Photo Archive --- Date:20030828

Chinese Star-gazers Prepare for Mars Close-up

Chinese stargazers can now think of nothing else but Mars. The red planet will come closer to Earth Wednesday than at anytime in around 60,000 years.  

Beijing Condemns Killing of Six Mainland Women

Two Chinese mainland stowaways weep after being arrested by the Taiwan Coast Guard at Taichung harbour August 26, 2003. At least six illegal mainland immigrants drowned at sea off Taiwan after human smugglers threw them and 15 others overboard to lighten their load so they could speed away from authorities. [China Daily HK Edition] 

China's Top Legislator Meets Ecuadorian President

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, meets with Lucio Gutierrez, President of Ecuador in Beijing Aug. 27, 2003. (Xinhua )

Chinese Premier Meets Ecuadorian President

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Lucio Gutierrez, President of Ecuador in Beijing Aug. 27, 2003. (Xinhua) 

Wang Pull off Sixth Diving Gold for China at Universiade

Chinese divers continued their gold sweep at the World University Games as Wang Tianling grabbed the men's 3m springboard title on Wednesday.  

Intel to Invest US$375m to Build Factory in SW China City

Wang Shoutai (front R), deputy president of Intel Corp., shakes hands and exchanges a memorandum of cooperation on the proposed deal with Chengdu Municipal Government with Ge Honglin (front L), acting mayor of Chengdu on the signing ceremony, in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 27, 2003. Intel, the world largest chip maker, will invest US $375 million beginning in 2004 in two stages to build the factory in Chengdu for packaging and testing of its semiconductor products. (Xinhua) 

Shoton Festival in LhasaĦĦ

Tibetans attend the yak race during the annual Shoton or Yogurt Festival in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Aug. 27, 2003. Some 24 yaks attended the race Wednesday adding great funs to the grand festival. (Xinhua)

Pu'er Tea at the 11th Kunming Export

A young lady dressed in local ethnic minority costumes presents a giant Pastry of Pu'er Tea at the 11th Kunming Export Commodities Exposition, in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 27, 2003. The so-called pastry is made of quality Pu'er tea preserved over five years. It is in a shape of circle 1.36 meters in diameter and 36 kilograms in weight. (Xinhua)

Shoton Festival in LhasaĦĦ

An aged lama monk looks on the flamboyant Buddda celebration unveiled at Zhebung Monastery as Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, ushers in the annual Shoton Festival, Aug 27, 2003. The festival, derives its name from the Tibetan known as Yoghurt Banquet, is among the most solemnly celebrated festivities in Lhasa and attracts numerous worshippers and visitors every year. The Buddha celebration just marks the Shoton's inception. (Xinhua)

Performance of Parachute jumping will be Held in Shanghai

A Norwegian parachute trainer observes the surrounding on the top terrace of the 88-storey Jinmao Building in Shanghai, Aug. 27, 2003. A pageantry performance of parachute jumping is slated for October 5, 2003, as some 20 parachuters from Norway, the United States, Russian and France will demonstrate their stunts bailing out from 380-meter-high Jinmao Building to mark the centennial anniversary of dynamic aviation of human beings. (Xinhua)

Sino-British Insurance Company Opens Branch in Beijing

CITIC-Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd., a Sino-British joint venture insurance company, officially opened its branch in Beijing Wednesday.  

Chang Loses in U.S. Open in Final Event Before Retiring

Michael Chang was overpowered by 15th-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in an exciting first-round match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York on Tuesday. And then he called it the end of his career. After having played in 17 straight U.S. Opens, the 31-year-old former French Open champion said good-bye on center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium before several thousand fans.

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