China women volleyball sweeps Poland 3:0 Zhao Ruirui and Feng Kun block a smash launched by a Polish spiker. China women's volleyball swept European champion Poland 3:0 on November 6, making five straight wins over counterparts of the same group at the Women's Volleyball World Cup.
Three Gorges projectThe picture taken on Nov. 5, 2003 shows the water level of the Three Gorges Reservoir in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, China's longest. The water level of the reservoir rose to 139 meters on Nov. 5.
Foreigners' life in Shanghai (3)The photo taken on Oct. 26, 2003 shows a foreign couple (R) walking on a street in Shanghai, east China. Figures show that some 150,000 foreigners from 119 countries work or live in Shanghai, which attracts people from across the world to invest, do business, study and live here.
Foreigners' life in Shanghai (2)Emma from the United States plays games with children in an international kindergarten in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 4, 2003. Figures show that some 150,000 foreigners from 119 countries work or live in Shanghai, which attracts people from across the world to invest, do business, study and live here.
Foreigners' life in Shanghai (1)The photo taken on Nov. 1, 2003 shows foreign and Chinese women dancing together in a ballroom in Shanghai, east China. Figures show that some 150,000 foreigners from 119 countries work or live in Shanghai, which attracts people from across the world to invest, do business, study and live here.
Price rise for grainBeijing residents buy rice at Wonderful supermarket November 4, 2003. Since mid-October, China has witnessed rapid price rises for its farm products across the nation. The price for rice rose 10 percent.
London Santa Claus"Santa Claus" makes an early appearance at the entrance of a shop, central London, Nov. 4, 2003. The shopping center in London commercial street has begun preparing for the Christmas Day which falls on Dec. 25.
Rescue work for Hengyang FireRescuers search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Hengyang City, south China's Hunan Province, Nov. 4, 2003. The eight-story apartment building collapsed after a fire occurred Monday morning, killing at least 10 fire fighters and injuring 16, and another 10 fire fighters are still missing.
Golden Rooster AwardsXia Yu (left) and Yu Nan won the best actor and actress prizes at the Golden Rooster Awards, one of the highest laurels awarded in the Chinese film industry, for their roles in the films "Policeman (Jingcha youyue) and "Awakening of Insects (Jingzhe) respectively. The award ceremony was held November 5, 2003, in East China's Zhejiang Province.
China HK CEO ForumChina's Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan delivers a speech at the opening of the seventh annual meeting of the CEO Forum organized by the BusinessWeek in Hong Kong Nov. 5, 2003. More than 500 top leaders in political and commercial circles from across the globe attend the forum with the theme of the creation and inspiration of CEO in enterprise management.
China Law Society MeetingChinese President Hu Jintao shakes hands with a delegate to the fifth conference of the Law Society of China in Beijing Nov. 5, 2003. Chinese Vice-President Zeng Qinghong and Luo Gan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, also met with the delegates to the conference, opened on Wednesday.
Laver harvest in Shantou city, Guangdong ProvinceSeveral women are drying laver in the sun. People living in the Laiwu pennisula, Chenghai District of Shantou city, Guangdong Province plant laver of over 1000 mu (1/15 of a hectare) with an income of more than 15,000 yuan per mu.
Jiang Zemin meets with Pakistani president MusharrafIn a meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Nov. 5, Jiang described Musharraf's ongoing state visit as one "inheriting the past and forging ahead into the future" since he had met with China's new leaders and old friends.