Reducing traffic accidentsTraffic polices holds up an overloaded truck at the Zhangshanying checkpoint, in Beijing's Yanqing County, December 1, 2003. Authorities in Beijing joined with neighbouring Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to ban overloaded automobiles, reduce traffic accidents and make highways free from damage. (Xinhua)
Sino-Thai Diplomatic Ties Anniversary MarkedFour girl students of the High School attached to the China Music Conservatory, sings at a concert marking the 28th anniversary of the establishment of the Sino-Thai diplomatic ties, and China's successful launch of the Shenzhou-5 manned spacecraft, in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Dec. 1, 2003. (Xinhua)
Handshake highlights fight against AIDSChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd, L) speaks to AIDS patients as Vice-Premier Wu Yi (2nd, R) looks on in the Ditan Hospital in Beijing Dec. 1, 2003. They called on AIDS patients under treatment here today, the World AIDS Day. (Xinhua)
China promotes 'triple-win' opening scheme for its banking sectorLiu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), speaks at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council in Beijing Dec. 1, 2003. He said that China began on Monday to allow foreign banks to provide RMB yuan services for Chinese enterprises in certain regions, a move highlighted by the country's top banking regulator as "a historical step toward opening of banking industry". (Xinhua)
Chinese Peking Opera costumes show in MexicoA mother and her daughter admire two models of facial makeup of the Chinese Peking Opera at the Urban Cultural Museum in Mexico City, Mexico Nov. 30, 2003. The exhibition of Chinese Peking Opera costumes held recently at China Hall of the museum has attracted a lot of Mexican residents. (Xinhua)
Moon explorer displayed A technician checks up the prototype of a two-wheel moon explorer displayed at the Harbin Polytechnical University in the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Dec. 1, 2003. It is one of the three moon explorers designed and developed by the university. (Xinhua)
The prototype of a four-wheel moon explorer A technician checks up the prototype of a four-wheel moon explorer exhibited at the Harbin Polytechnical University in the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Dec. 1, 2003. It is one of the three moon explorers designed and developed by the university. (Xinhua)
Moon explorer exhibitedThe picture shows the prototype of a six-wheel moon explorer exhibited at the Harbin Polytechnical University in the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Dec. 1, 2003. It is one of the three moon explorers designed and developed by the university. (Xinhua)
Ancient paddy field discovered in east China An archeologist works in the ruins of an ancient paddy field in the Chenhu Relic Site of Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province Nov. 30, 2003. More than 850 ancient cultural relic sites have been discovered in the area. Some of them date back to the New Stone Age. (Xinhua)
Anhui Forklift Group Enter International Market Two technicians of the Anhui Forklift Group check a new type of fortlift to be exported to the United States in east China's Anhui Province Nov. 28, 2003. From January to October this year, the sales income of the group was 1,209 million yuan (852 million US dollars). It earned 180 million yuan (22.5 million US dollars) of profits and taxes and US$23.66 million of foreign currencies by exporting this new generation of forklift to more than 20 developed countries. (Xinhua)
Tibetan Antelope Rescue Center set up in the Kexili The photo taken on Nov. 27, 2003, shows a Tibetan antelope (1st R) and two goas roaming in the Kexili Tibetan Antelope Rescue Center set up in the Kexili Protection Zone on southwest China's Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The center is aimed to rescue and feed the wild animals that get injured or lost in the protection zone. (Xinhua)
Jia Qinglin holds talks with Bangladesh PresidentJia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), talks with Iazuddin Ahmed, president of Bangladesh, during his official visit to this south Asian country, in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, Dec. 1, 2003.
President Hu holds talks with German ChancellorChinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with visiting German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (L) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Dec. 1, 2003. Schroeder arrived here Monday morning for a four-day official visit to China at the invitation of Wen Jiabao.
Premier holds welcome ceremony for SchroederChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) and visiting German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder review a guard of honor made up of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, at a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Dec. 1, 2003. Schroeder arrived in Beijing Monday morning for a four-day official visit to China at the invitation of Wen Jiabao.
Premier Wen has face-to-face talk with AIDS patientsPremier Wen Jiabao Monday shook hands and had vis-a-vis conversation with three AIDS patients at a Beijing hospital as the expression of his government's effort to combat the AIDS disease while marking the World AIDS Day. It was the first time that a Chinese premier has met with AIDS patients.