Baby turtles back to the seaConservation officials release baby green turtles to the sea in October 2001 from Sham Wan beach in Hong Kong.
A turtle with satellite transmitterA green turtle, known to researchers as Hong Kong No. 1, leaves Sham Wan beach after it was tagged with a satellite transmitter.
A foreign supermarket slated in BeijingA man stands before an advertisement featuring a soon-to-be-opened foreign chain supermarket in Beijing.
Hang Seng BankHang Seng Bank has an agressive investment plan in mainland. It is expecting the approval for its Beijing office.
2003 China Folk Song Competition in Nanning (II)Three girls minority's costume perform at the 2003 China Folk Song Competition of the International Folk Songs Festival in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region November 10, 2003.Over 80 singers from China take part in this competition. Hundreds of musicians from over 20 countries and regions have performed, enjoyed and reveled in Chinese folk songs during a rare five-day International Folk Songs Festival. (PD Online photo by Sun Xiuling)
2003 China Folk Song Competition in Nanning (I)A Uygur ethnic singer from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is performing at the 2003 China Folk Song Competition of the International Folk Songs Festival in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region November 10, 2003. Over 80 singers from China take part in this competition. Hundreds of musicians from over 20 countries and regions have participated, enjoyed and reveled in Chinese folk songs during the five-day festival. (PD Online photo by Sun Xiuling)
Henan cultural museumVisitors wander the museum of "Culture in the source of the Huaihe River" located on the beautiful Tongbai Mountains, the source of Huaihe River, in Tongbai County, central China's Henan Province Nov.10, 2003.
Buddha statue Shamama in BamyanAfghan boy shepherds the flock in front of the destroyed 37-meter-high Buddha statue Shamama in Bamyan, central Afghanistan Nov. 9, 2003. The site of Buddha statues in Bamyan valley was named a World Culture Heritage site and simultaneously added to the list of endangered World Heritage by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in this July.
Miss Earth 2003 contest in ManilaContestants present their evening dresses during a Miss Earth 2003 contest in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 9, 2003.
China beat Egypt 3-0China's Chen Jing (R) smashes the ball during a match with the team of Egypt at the Women's Volleyball World Cup in Toyama, Japan, Nov. 10, 2003. China beat Egypt 3-0.
Mother's latest mission gives others ray of hopeLinda Wells, an American mother of a critically ill child adopted from China, has once again found support in her fight to save her daughter and other aplastic anemia patients.
Last chanceLinda Wells, a lawyer from New Mexico, holds a picture of her adopted daughter from China, Kailee Matena Wells, in Beijing on Monday. Ms Wells is in China to seek donation of a bone marrow which may cure his daughter's aplastic anemia.
53rd Miss World Beauty Pageant kicks offMiss World contestants smile to the camera during a visit to Hong Kong on Monday. Some 110 contestants have kicked off the first leg of the 53rd Miss World Beauty Pageant, which will be held in different parts of China with the finals scheduled to take place on December 6 in the southern Chinese resort city of Sanya.
Road accident kills 5, injures 11 in NE ChinaA major road accident killed five people and injured 11 at 2:15 a.m. Monday on an expressway between Changchun and Jilin in northeast China's Jilin Province. A passenger bus carrying some 30 passengers crashed into a truck ahead. The bus driver and four passengers died at the scene. Most of the passengers were businessmen who went to Changchun City, capital of Jilin, to replenish their stock. All the injured were hospitalized and doctors said four of them were in a critical condition.
Hu Jintao meets with Bill ClintonChina and the US should enhance their exchanges and cooperation, President Hu Jintao said during a meeting with former US president Bill Clinton Monday. Hu said the two countries, as the world's two influential powers, share broad common interests despite some differences between them.
Vice FM in Seoul to push for new six-party talksChinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, right, shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-kwan prior to a meeting at Yoon's office in Seoul Monday, Nov. 10, 2003. Dai Bingguo arrived in Seoul on Sunday for a four-day visit. (AP Photo)
Clinton speaks on AIDS SummitFormer US President Bill Clinton, who has used his influence to push for the global prevention and control of HIV/AIDS since leaving the White House, attended the international seminar on HIV/AIDS and SARS in Tsinghua on Monday. He delivered a speech on global HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.