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Photo Archive --- Date:20031125

New technology for HIV testing

Cao Bo, a researcher from the Shanghai Caohui District Central Hospital, displays a new method for testing the HIV virus, developed by Chinese researchers in Shanghai November 24, 2003. The technique, called the CD4 Immunocyte Test, cuts costs of HIV testing from 150 yuan (US$18) to eight yuan (US$1).

Two Britons complete epic 'Long March' trek

Ed Jocelyn and Andy McEwen enter the outskirts of Wuqi on the final day of an historic adventure, feeling tired yet happy.  

Leisurely Strolling down Age-Old Lane

The photo taken on Nov. 13, 2003 shows A quiet stone street called Xijie(West Street), in Yangshuo,a picturesque county at Guilin, southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.has becomes a major attraction to forgien tourists with its unique local architectural styles. (PD Photo/Sun Xiuling)  

Wang Liqin claims title at Swedish Open

China's Wang Liqin appears in action during the men's table tennis single final during Swedish Open Championships in Malmo, Sweden, Sunday, Nov. 23 2003. Wang defeated countryman Chen Qi. [AP Photo]

Natural Beauty in Yangshuo

The photo taken on Nov. 13, 2003 shows the beautiful scenery of the Yulong river in Yangshuo County of Guilin City, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. As the old saying goes, "Guilin's scenery is the most beautiful in the world, Yangshuo's scenery is far more superior to to that of Guilin's".The scenic spot has attracted a large number of tourists this year.(PD Photo/Sun Xiuling)

Jia Qinglin meets Indian PM

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Jia Qinglin (R), Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference wave to press photographers prior to a meeting in New Delhi, Nov. 24, 2003. Jia started an official goodwill visit to India Sunday. (Xinhua)

The 2003 Chinese International Travel Fair in Kunming

Two girls of the Dai nationality fill questionaries at an exhibition stall of Singapore at the 2003 Chinese International Travel Fair in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 23, 2003. The travel fair closed here on Monday, attracting 1,700 units from 49 countries and regions around the world. (Xinhua)

China's first astronaut visits his alma mater

China's first astronaut Yang Liwei (L) embraces his teacher of primary school Wang Suying warmly during a visit to his alma mater No. 2 High School of Suizhong County, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 24, 2003. (Xinhua)

Henan coal mine death toll rises to 18

Rescuers rush to the site of a gas explosion in a coal mine near Ruzhou, a city in central China's Henan Province, Nov. 24, 2003. Four more bodies were recovered Monday afternoon from the coal mine, which was hit by a gas explosion last Saturday, bringing the death toll to 18, as five underground workers are still missing. The explosion took place at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sundian Coal Mine in Xiaotun Town, which is under the jurisdiction of Ruzhou, when 57 miners were working underground. (Xinhua)

"Air service" in China's Liaoning Province

A staff member of China Southern Airlines (Group) examines a small airplane before it takes off in Chaoyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 24, 2003. The company has recently launched an "air service" specially for high-ranking executives and businessmen in northeast China, which charges between 3,500 and 5,000 yuan (about 420 and 600 US dollars) per hour for renting a private plane. (Xinhua)

Literary witness to century of turmoil

Students of Dongchenggen Street Primary School light up candles on a big cake specially for Ba Jin, one of the greatest modern Chinese writers, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birthday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Nov. 24, 2003. Born in Chengdu on Nov. 25, 1903, Ba Jin has exerted an indelible influence on China's modern literature with prolific masterpieces. He has kept correspondence with the students of Dongchenggen primary school as a way to cherish the memory of his hometown. (Xinhua) 

Float parade in Xiamen

The dragon dance is performed along with float parade in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province Nov. 23, 2003. The float parade, the first of its kind, was held here on Sunday with a total of 21 floats. (Xinhua)

China wins nine golds in third-day Asian gymnastics

China's Zou Kai performs during junior male's floor exercise competition at the 2nd Asian Gymnastics Championships in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 24, 2003. Zou scored 9.125 and won the champion. (Xinhua)

Glitzy glamor at China International Fashion Show in Beijing

Chinese model Jiang Peilin presents evening leisure suits, designed by Deng Zhaoping from south China's Guangdong Province, during the '2003 Chinese International Fashion Week in Beijing Nov. 22, 2003. Some 28 fashion shows and fashion designing contests will be held during the fashion week. (Xinhua)

Moscow university fire kills 36

A fire, possibly caused by an electrical fault, swept through a Moscow dormitory block in the early hours of Monday, killing 36 foreign students and injuring 200 others, local officials said. With freezing temperatures outside, many of the casualties had jumped from windows to escape the blaze in the five-storey concrete block housing students from the developing world at Moscow's Patrice Lumumba People's Friendship University.

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