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Photo Archive --- Date:20031119

GM's Hy-wire car

General Motors revolutionary Hy-wire car speeds down the road during a test drive session at a racing circuit on the outskirts of Beijing November 18, 2004. The car features hydrogen fuel cell propulsion and other technology that GM hopes will represent the future of the automobile. Detroit's 'Big Three' auto makers said that they will export thousands of vehicles to China over the next two years.

Rockets blast past 76ers, winning 74-66

Houston Rockets' Yao Ming (11), of China, defends against Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson(3) in the second half Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, in Philadelphia. At right is Rockets' Steve Francis. Iverson was held to 15 points, Ming had 12 with four blocked shots as the Rockets won, 74-66. [AP]

2004 CCTV Advertising Auction

A bidder raises his bidding card at the China Central Television's (CCTV) 2004 annual billing conference yesterday in Beijing. The annual event of China's biggest TV station lasted for almost 12 hours due to many prime time advertising slots and fierce competition, which was forecast to raise 3.3 billion yuan (US$399 million) for CCTV. [newsphoto)

Premier Wen holds talks with Singaporean PM

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in Beijing Nov. 18, 2003. (Xinhua) 

Chinese pay close attention to AIDs prevention

Pu Cunxin (C), China's popular movie star, embraces two HIV carriers and encourages them to regain the confidence in life at Guiyang Diseases Prevention and Control Center in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province Nov. 18, 2003. Pu, China's "image ambassador" for the Ministry of Public Health, uses his good nature to persuade the people not to discriminate against HIV/Aids carriers, and some health officials are on their tour of Guizhou to publicize the control of Aids disease. (Xinhua)

Grain alcohol gasoline in Changchun

A woman worker serves a car gasoline mixed with grain alcohol at a gas station in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Nov. 18, 2003. All gas stations in the province began to sell the mixture for the autos Tuesday in a bid to reduce pollution. (Xinhua)

HK banks to start trial operation of personal RMB service

Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa announces here Nov. 18 that approved by China's State Council, Hong Kong banks will be permitted to start the operation of personal renminbi services on a trial basis around the beginning of 2004 and that the People's Bank of China will offer settlement arrangements for this purpose. (Xinhua)

Miss World contestants on tour of Shanghai

Contestants of the 53rd Miss World Competition wave greetings to the public during their visit to Xintiandi, one of Shanghai's famous tourist attractions, Nov. 17, 2003. The 110 contestants in the 53rd Miss World beauty pageant, who are on their tour of China, will compete in the final round in Sanya City of China's southernmost Hainan Province Dec. 6, 2003. (Xinhua)

Bush kicks off state visit to Britain

US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush arrived in London Tuesday evening for a three-day state visit to Britain.  

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