Train to run through BeijingThe first metro train on which new advanced technology has been applied was off the production line on Nov.28,in Qingdao, Shandong province. It will run on the metro connecting the east and west of Beijing which will be open to traffic at the end of the year. The speed is 80km and holds 940 passengers.
Guangzhou Auto ExhibitionA Chinese visitor (L) poses with a Ferrari at a car show in Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong Province November 26, 2003. Ferrari will not ramp up production of its sleek sports cars despite plans to enter the booming China market officially in 2004, said Mario Micheli, Ferrari's commercial and marketing director. The first Ferrari on the mainland was a 348 Berlinetta in 1993. Today, about 85 of the cars with their prancing horse emblem are said to exist in China. [Reuters]
Australia, Spain split Davis Cup matchesAustralia and Spain split the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final after a national anthem mixup.
Migrant workers Migrant workers from China's rural areas are living and working in poor conditions. They hope they can make more money to build a better life for their families.
Album Lennon signed for his killer up for saleThe album John Lennon autographed for his assassin just five hours before the former Beatle was killed went up for sale on Friday for $525,000.The copy of Lennon and wife Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy," which sold for $460,000 four years ago, is being sold in part due to the recent frenzy of interest in Beatles memorabilia, according to the owner of the Web site selling the album.
Your entertainment center on PCThis is an undated handout photo of the ViewSonic M2100 media center. The M2100 would work well in a cramped dormitory or a studio apartment where users might use it as a computer and an entertainment center. Elsewhere, it makes more sense to buy separate components, which would probably be less pricey anyway. (AP Photo/ViewSonic)
Hand shaking for peace processBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Irish counterpart Bertie Ahern met in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff on Friday as the two-day vote counting for the election of the Northern Ireland Assembly reaches the final stages.
Hillary with U.S.soldiers in Afghanistan U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with U.S.soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Clinton made a Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and said the United States would stay the course in the fight against 'terrorists' in the country.
Relatives arrived in Moscow28 relatives of 9 students injured in the fire in People's Friendship University in Moscow Nov. 27, 2003 arrived in Moscow on Nov.28. from Beijing. Other relatives of the Chinese students injured will also arrive in Moscow soon. Up untill now, the fire has killed 8 Chinese students and 5 are still missing.
Jia Qinglin in Sri LankaJia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said here on Friday that China firmly supportsthe efforts of Sri Lanka's leadership for maintaining the country's national unity and stability.
The Forced Labor Lawsuit10 representives and relatives of the forced labors from Hebei province, China,during the World War II are marching toward the Nagasaki court. They have filed the lawsuit agaist the Japanese government and two companies under Mitsubishi. They require an apology and compensation for the suffering during the World War II.
Miss World Beach Beauty contest staged in SanyaMiss Ireland Rosanna Davison poses after being named Miss World Beach Beauty November 28, 2003 as part of the build-up to the Miss World finals in Sanya on China's southern Island of Hainan on December 6. Rosanna, 19, daughter of music legend Chris de Burgh, beat the other 105 Miss World contestants to the title. [AP]