BMW325iA BMW 325i, the first produced in China by a joint venture between German BMW Auto and China's Brilliance Automotive Company Ltd, was introduced to Chinese consumers on October 16, 2003, in Shanghai. BMW 325i will be sold at 473,850 yuan (US$58,000). The German auto giant said it is going to produce BMW 3 and 5 series in China.
Yao Ming among Top ten young people of 2003Houston Rockets ' Yao Ming of China reaches for a rebound as Los Angeles Clippers ' Chris Kaman watches during the first half Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, in Los Angeles. Yao Ming and nine other outstanding young people were awarded the title of China's top ten young people of 2003 Thursday in Beijing. (AP)
Digital cameras enjoy good market in ChinaA passenger walks past a billboard of a new digital camera in the underground of Beijing Nov. 27, 2003. With the steady increase of digital camera output worldwide, the sales volume of digital cameras in China is on the rise, estimated more than 1.1 million in 2003, twice that of last year. (Xinhua)
Ancient grave discovered in northwest ChinaThis photo taken on Nov. 25, 2003 shows a couple of seldom laterally reclined and inwardly hugged skeletons buried together in a grave some 1,400 years ago in Guyuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Archaeologists infer the grave can be dated back to the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.), and local arid geographical conditions are attributed to the well preservation of the skeletons with arms and legs cross overlapped, an quite unusual repose in ancient Chinese double burial. (Xinhua)
Best Professional Fashion Model Wang Min, newly selected Chinese best fashion model of 2003, kisses her trophy at the awarding ceremony of China International Fashion Week in Beijing Nov. 26, 2003. She was conferred the title of Best Professional Fashion Model after she sported the outfits recognized as the top-notch calibre of Chinese fashion designs at the pageant which fell its curtain Wednesday. (Xinhua)
China marks World AIDS Day Andy Lau, a leading pop star from Hong Kong who wears a red silky AIDS emblem, sings at a public beneficiary vocal show in Beijing Nov. 27, 2003, with the theme Love Under the Sunshine to mark the World AIDS Day due on Dec. 1. Sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health, the concert aims to arouse public awareness of sharing love and care and enjoying a good life among all members of the society. (Xinhua)
PLA holds joint maneuver with HKHong Kong duckers, water policemen and team of aviation take part in a maneuver of search and rescue on the sea near the Lamma Island in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 27, 2003. Troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army stationed in Hong Kong held the maneuver jointly with several departments of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Thursday. (Xinhua)
Moscow's acting university rector resigns over fire A Chinese girl holds a bunch of flowers to mourn for the victims of a fire in front of an apartment building in People's Friendship University in Moscow Nov. 27, 2003. According to the latest news from the Chinese Embassy in Moscow, the fire occurring Sunday night, has left seven Chinese students dead, 39 injured and six others missing. (Xinhua )
"There he flees! Tsai Tung-jung"Two Kuomintang legislators display a jeering placard reading "There he flees! Tsai Tung-jung" referring to the DPP legislator after a vote in the "parliament" November 27, 2003. Tsai's version of the referendum law, which was without restrictions, was voted down by the legislature. [China Daily HK Edition]
CPPCC chairman arrives in ColomboJia Qinglin£¨2nd, L, front£©, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), arrives at Colombo for an official goodwill visit to Sri Lanka, Nov. 27, 2003.
Bush pays surprise visit to Iraq on Thanksgiving Day (2)US President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, but only stayed in the war-torn country for two and a half hours, CNN reported.
Bush pays surprise visit to Iraq on Thanksgiving DayUS President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, but only stayed in the war-torn country for two and a half hours, CNN reported.