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Photo Archive --- Date:20031203

Shanghai marks successful bid for World Expo

Dancers perform at a soiree held on Nanjing Road last night to mark the first anniversary of Shanghai's successful bid to host the 2010 World Expo. The Exop is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors from home and abroad.(eastday)

Afghan warlords hand over heavy weapons to ANA

Some soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) check handover tanks in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2003. Afghan regional warlords handed over more than 70 tanks, armed vehicles and other heavy weapons to ANA on Tuesday. Clashes between regional warlords killed some 60 Afghan soldiers and civilians in late October. (Xinhua)

Relief rushed to quake-hit areas, snow hinders rescue

Earthquake-afflicted residents of Zhaosu County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region receive the provisional tents Dec. 2, 2003. According to statistics released by China Seismological Bureau, up to now 10 people were killed and 40 were injured in the earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale Monday. (Xinhua)

China beat Austalia in Champions Trophy women's field hockey

Fu Baorong's goal in the 23rd minute gave defending champions China a 1-0 win over Australia in a Champions Trophy women's field hockey match Tuesday.(Xinhua)

China's National Theater under construction in Beijing

A worker is busy working at the construction site of China's National Theater in Beijing, Dec. 2, 2003. The last steel girder of the framework was hoisted on Tuesday, marking the completion of the theater's steel structure. The architecture of the grand theater will be completed by the end of 2004. (Xinhua)

Anti contraband

A clerk with the Fuzhou Customs introduces the illicit routes for finished oil trafficking across the Taiwan Straits, in Fuzhou, east China's Fujian Province, Dec. 2, 2003. The Fuzhou Customs cracked down 38 smuggling cases involving 10.2 million yuan (1.2 million US dollars) and arrested some 25 smuggler suspects from August to November this year. (Xinhua)

Sino-German relationship at best point in history: Chinese top legislator

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, shakes hands with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Dec. 2, 2003. (Xinhua) 

The annual material exchange fair in Tibet

A businessman from southwest China's Yunnan Province is happy as his bronze wares sold well at the annual material exchange fair in Shannan Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Dec. 2, 2003. There are more than 3,000 kinds of goods at the fair with daily business volume reaching over 4 million yuan (500,000 US dollars). (Xinhua)

Space exhibition held in Chengdu

Visitors look at a model of China's Shenzhou-5 spacecraft on the opening day of the exhibiton on China's first manned spaceflight and the world spaceflight scientific technology held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 2, 2003. About 50 varieties of models of Chinese-made rockets, satellites and the world spaceflight equipment are shown at the exhibition. (Xinhua)

The first East Asia Mayors' Forum in Kunming

Luo Haocai (1st L), vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the first East Asia Mayors' Forum in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 2, 2003. Slated from Dec. 2 to 5, the forum, with the theme of "East Asia cities -- cooperation and development", will offer a platform for participants to discuss how East Asian cities will lead the way in promoting cooperation and development in East Asia, and how the governments of East Asian cities help enterprises and residents conduct direct exchanges. (Xinhua)

The first East Asia Mayors' Forum in Kunming

A local Tibetan girl shows a guest from Brunei one of the latest type of mobile phones at the opening of the first East Asia Mayors' Forum in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 2, 2003. Slated from Dec. 2 to 5, 2003, the forum, with the theme of "East Asia cities -- cooperation and development", will offer a platform for participants to discuss how East Asian cities will lead the way in promoting cooperation and development in East Asia, and how the governments of East Asian cities help enterprises and residents conduct direct exchanges. (Xinhua)

HK stages mega show to promote CEPA opportunities

A female visitor makes an inquiry before a Business Partnership booth inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center at the CEPA business fair for medium- and small-sized firms in Hong Kong Dec, 2, 2003. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the fair with the participation of over 150 enterprises from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and overseas, will help bring in partnerships for various firms. The recently signed Chinese Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), and Chinese Mainland/Macao CEPA promise to open the legal service market on the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong and Macao. (Xinhua) 

Chinese acrobatics shows in Paris

An acter from China's Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe performs in the air at the troupe's special show "Brilliant Stars Tonight" in Paris, France Dec. 1, 2003. The show is part of "China's Cultural Year" programme held by France. (Xinhua)

Salt carving

The photo taken on Nov. 17, 2003 shows some salt carvings on sale in local market in Taiwan Province. The salt carvings created by the Taiwan Salt Industrial Company in March this year have been put on the local market. (Xinhua)

Salt carvings exhibited in Taiwan Province

The photo taken on Nov. 17, 2003 shows visitors take pictures of one of the salt carvings exhibited in the sight-seeing section of a salt field in Taiwan Province. Created in March of 2003, the salt carvings have been put on the local market. (Xinhua)
   


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