Wild animals under protection seen at market Some herns seized at Xinyuan market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, are seen in the photo taken on Nov. 12, 2003. Lots of wild animals under provincial protection were captured by local policemen at the market during their sudden action on Wednesday. (Xinhua)
China-Australia ties to grow: President HuChinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with Judi Moylan, chairperson of the Australia-China friendship group of the Australian Federal Parliament, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Nov. 12, 2003.
GM, Ford to export thousands of vehicles to China (2)David Schoch, Finance Director, Asia Pacific Operations, Ford Motor Company, seated left, and Alvin Liu, Director of Government Relations, Ford China, seated right, sign trade pacts in Dearborn, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 as Mark Schulz, Ford Motor Co., Group Vice President, Asia Pacific, rear center left, and Chinese vice minister of commerce Ma Xiuhong, rear center right, look on.
GM, Ford to export thousands of vehicles to ChinaGeneral Motors Chairman & CEO Rick Wagoner, left, and (C) and GM Vice President of North America Gary Cowger, flank Chinese vice minister of commerce Ma Xiuhong at GM's World Headquarters at Detroit's Renaissance Center, Wednesday, November 12, 2003, after an agreement was signed. The agreement makes GM China the first China-based subsidiary of a non-donestic automotive company to sign such a vehicle import contract. [AP Photo]
World MBA Tour Exhibition held in BeijingA foreign business school staff member answers questions raised by Chinese visitors to the World MBA Tour in Beijing Nov. 12, 2003. Nearly 90 world renowned business colleges show up at the exhibition. MBA education is pursued by lots of high-ranking executives and white collars in China. (Xinhua)
New Balance shoots for second in ChinaSales girls show shoes to customers at the first flagship shop of the US shoemaker New Balance in Beijing's Sogo Shopping Mall on Tuesday. The world's fourth biggest running shoe company is aiming to become the No 1 jogging shoe brand in China by 2008, when the Beijing Olympics is held.
Monument for 1938 Zhongshan Warship IncidentQiu Yidian, 88, the only mainland survivor of the 1938 Zhongshan Warship Incident during the war against Japanese aggression, emotionally touches a new monument commemorating the incident in Fuzhou. The monument was unveiled yesterday to honour 20 martyrs from Fuzhou who died on the warship when Japanese invaded. In all, 25 men died in the incident.
Shenzhou V capsule in ShanghaiVisitors look at the Shenzhou 5 capsule that carried China's first astronaut Yang Liwei in his space flight at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Wednesday Nov. 12, 2003 in Shanghai, China.The exhibition runs for two days and more than 130,000 people visited on the first day, the organizers said.
Beijing to auction use rights of state-owned landA computer shows the location of a piece of state-owned land to be transferred its use rights through auction, at a meeting for introducing the auction at the Beijing Hotel Nov. 12.
China to buy 30 Boeing planesCommerce Secretary Don Evans, right, shakes hands with Zhang Guobao, Chinese vice chairman, National Developmentand Reform Commission during a news conference in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, to announce China plans to buy 30 Boeing 737 planes as part of a multibillion-dollar deal with several Chinese airlines. (AP Photo)
Chirac meets with Tung Chee HwaFrench President Jacques Chirac (R) shakes hands with Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa.(AFP Photo)
Deadly bombing in Iraq (2)Italian Army soldiers guard their barracks building which was destroyed by a suicide truck bomb in the Italian compound in Nasiriyah, Iraq Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003. The truck is seen at left background. (AP Photo)
Deadly bombing in IraqThe Italian carabiniere base in the southern Iraq town of Nassiriya lies destroyed by a car bomb November 12, 2003. The attack occurred as Washington attempted to speed up the process of handing over power to an Iraqi government, although US officials insist this is not an exit strategy. (Reuters photo)