China launches science satellite (2)China on Monday launched a recoverable science experimental satellite into a preset orbit, atop a Long March 2 D carrier rocket from a newly-built launch tower at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province.
China launches science satelliteChina on Monday launched a recoverable science experimental satellite into a preset orbit, atop a Long March 2 D carrier rocket from a newly-built launch tower at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province.
Xu Jinglei Wins the Best Actress of Baihua Film Award Young star Xu Jinglei(C) won the Baihua best actress award.This year's week-long Golden Rooster and Baihua film festival, an annual gala of the Chinese movie industry, kicked off in east China's Zhejiang Province Nov. 2, 2003.(PD)
Eighth anniversary of the assassination of Yuitzhak RabinTens of thousands of Israelis attended a rally to mark the eighth anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv Nov. 1, 2003. Rabin was gunned down by a right-wing extremist at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv Nov. 4, 1995. (Xinhua)
SARS virus clonedDr. Cai Jianping (L), head of a SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) research lab with Beijing Hospital, carries out an experiment with an assistant November 2, 2003. Cai's lab has succeeded in cloning the genes of SARS coronavirus, putting an end to the lack of SARS viruses in research.(newsphoto)
Huge camphor tree in Jiangxi ProvinceEighteen villagers hand in hand encircle the trunk of a large camphor tree, believed to be over 1,800 years old, in Dexing, east China's Jiangxi Province Nov. 2, 2003. The 23-meter-high tree has a crown of over 1,000 square meters, and its huge trunk has a perimeter of 23 meters. There is a hole of eight square meters inside the trunk, which can accommodate more than 20 people. (Xinhua)
SARS virus clonedDr. Cai Jianping (right), head of a SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) research lab with Beijing Hospital, carries out an experiment with an assistant November 2, 2003. Cai's lab has succeeded in cloning the genes of SARS coronavirus, putting an end to the lack of SARS viruses in research.
Five missing miners in NE China confirmed deadThe five miners, who were reported missing after a coal mine explosion in northeast China's Jilin Province Friday, have been confirmed dead, rescuers said Sunday.
Wuqiao int'l acrobatics art festivalAn acrobat performs taming dogs during a performance staged by a circus of Wuqiao County, in Shijiazhuang, capital of southwest China's Hebei Province, Nov. 2. The animal show of the Ninth Wuqiao International Acrobatics Art Festival of China is held jointly by China's Ministry of Culture and the Hebei provincial government. (Xinhua)
Chinese Women Volleyball Team wins first match World Cup The Chinese Women's Volleyball team has won their first match at the ongoing World Cup Women's Volleyball Tournament in Japan.
Cultural relics of Western Han Dynasty unearthed in Inner MongoliaPhoto taken on Nov. 2, 2003 shows a bronze lamp stand in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The five-centimeter-high lamp stand was unearthed from a tomb dating back to ancient China's Western Han Dynasty (206 BC to 25) in the region. (Xinhua)
Boao Forum for AsiaFidel Ramos, chairman of the board of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Friday underlined the important role China plays in advancing Asia's economic integration process. (newsphoto)
Rodin's "Thinker" donation in ShanghaiEmmauel Tavogue (L), president of the US-based Emmanuel Tavogue Fine Arts, toasts with local officials yesterday as the company donated a US$1 million replica of Rodin's "Thinker" to the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation.(eastday)
Bo'ao Forum for Asia annual conference 2003 opensThe Bo'ao Forum for Asia annual conference 2003 is opened in Bo'ao, south China's Hainan Province, Nov. 2, 2003. More than 1,200 Chinese and foreign delegates from the political, business and academic circles took part in the conference.
Chopper shot down in Iraq, killing 15 US troopsThe death toll from the downing of US Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq, rose to 15 from 13, with21 injured in the Baghdad InternationalAirport when it was attacked. The transport helicopter was the third aircraft that the military confirmed shot down by anti-US fighters after the majorconflict was declared over on May 1. (AP Photo)