Premier Wen meets overseas expertsPremier Wen shaking hands with Nobel Prize winner, physicist Yang Zhenning. At a meeting with overseas experts attending a forum on science and technology development planning for the coming two decades in Beijing Nov. 13, Wen said that China is open to the advice of overseas experts in the process of drafting a medium and long-term plan for the advancing of science and technology. (CNS)
Europe's SMART-1 may tell more about moon water in 2005.The most exacting analysis yet of the moon's mysterious polar craters found no sign of the vast expanses of ice that scientists had hoped future lunar colonists could someday mine for precious, life-sustaining water. (Xinhua)
Expressway to facilitate economic development in NingxiaSeveral cars running along the Zhong Ning sector of the Shi (Shizuishan)- Zhong (Zhongning) expressway in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. From November 1999 when the Yinchuan sector of Shi-Zhong Expressway was estabilshed to October 2003, expressway of 526 kilometers' long have been established, ensuring a smooth transportation for the development of Ningxia. (Xinhua)
Tallest wooden pagoda in the world Tourists take photos in front of the ancient wooden pagoda partially covered with snow in Yingxian County of north China's Shanxi Province Nov. 12, 2003. As the tallest and oldest wooden pagoda in the world, it is 67.31 meters tall with a history of more than 900 years. (Xinhua)
Maradona comes to BeijingDiego Amando Maradona, former national football player of Argentina, is accorded with a warm welcome as he arrives in Beijing International Airport Nov. 13, 2003, kicking off his tour of China. (Xinhua)
China beat US to secure Olympic berthChina's Wang Lina (L), Zhao Ruirui (C) and Feng Kun jubilate after scoring a block point during a match with the United States at the Women's Volleyball World Cup in Osaka, Japan, Nov. 13, 2003. China beat the U.S. 25-20, 20-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-11. (Xinhua)
Clinton offered US$ 2m to represent a Chinese clothing firmA small clothing manufacturer says it hopes to sign the former US president to represent its brand, citing his"worldwide charisma." The company, located in the low-cost manufacturing hub of Wenzhou, south of Shanghai, whose name translates as "French-style suit company," bills itself as China's 17th-largest clothing maker. (Agencies)
Palestinians install new cabinetPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat (C) poses for a picture surrounded with PM Ahmed Qureia, upper left, PLO central committee member Zakarya Agha, down left, PLO central committee member Sakher Habash down center, minister for social affairs Intisar el Wazir, down right, parliament speaker Rafik el Natsheh, upper right, and minister for negotiations with Israel Saeb Erekat, second upper right. (AP Photo)
Second US "ghost ship" ready to dock in UK (2)A second former US navy ship from "ghost fleet" at the center of an environmental and legal row is due to dock at Hartlepool, north east England, on Thursday.
Second US "ghost ship" ready to dock in UKA second former US navy ship from "ghost fleet" at the center of an environmental and legal row is due to dock at Hartlepool, north east England, on Thursday.