Tame pollutionShangdong is stepping up construction of sewage treatment project for "S-N Water Diversion" program. The photo shows workers sample water from Tengzhou Sewage Treatment plant, Shangdong province to test the water quality. The plant will treat sewage up to 80 thousand tons on daily basis when it puts into operation. It will effectively reduce the pollution to the main pipe line for "S-N Water Deversion " program.
Chinese Characters: from Oracle to ComputerThe exhibition of "Chinese Charaters: from Oracle to Computer" kicked off in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. It is jointly sponsored by China Ministry of Culture, Representative House of Mexico, and Mexico National Cultural Museum. About 300 guests were present at the inauguration ceremony.
Wen, Chretien hold press conferenceChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) gestures on a news conference while Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien looking on at the parliament building in Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 11, 2003.
China, Canada ink seven agreements Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien attend the signing ceremony of an understanding memorandum on transport cooperation between China and Canada at the parliament building in Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 11, 2003.
Premier Wen visits Canada Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C) poses for photo together with Daniel Hays (L), speaker of the Canadian Senate and Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, speaker of the House of Commons of Canada in Ottawa, Dec. 11, 2003.
Wen Jiabao arrives in CanadaChinese living or studying in Canada wave national flags of China and Canada to welcome Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao upon his arrival by a special plane at Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 10, 2003. Wen started his official visit to Canada Wednesday evening.
Tri-lingual studyPupils at No.1 Primary School in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, learn English with paper cards Dec. 11, 2003. The languages of English, Chinese and Tibetan have been taught in all the primary schools in Lhasa in recent years.
Laser radar system to monitor dust stormOn Dec.11 Inner-Mogolia began to use laser radar system to monitor dust storm. The photo shows staff in the Environmental Protection Bureau in the autonomous region in north China reads the data.Laser radar systems are used in 11 ground monitoring station here to track the source and development of dust storm.
Caves sheltering prehistoric people in south ChinaOver 70 archeologists from China and abroad gathered in Guilin, southeast China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Thursday to discuss the latest discoveries in the Zengpiyan Cave. Excavations in the cave have provided important clues to the life of prehistoric people in south China and cultural exchanges between south China and Southeast Asia.
Chinese top seed Ma Lin defeated in ITTF Pro Tour FinalsMa Lin (R), world number one was beaten by unknown Jens Lundqvist (L) of Sweden, 31st in the world rankings, 11-4,11-13, 9-11, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11 at the first roundof the ITTF Pro Tour Finals in Guangzhou Thursday.(Xinhua)
Japan-ASEAN SummitJapan-ASEAN special summit commenced on Dec.11. Before the summit, leaders to participate in the meeting posed for a group photo. The summit is held in Tokyo, Japan from Dec.11 to 12.
2003 ITTF Pro Tour FinalsOn Dec.11, top Chinese women's pingpong player Wangnan beat Liu Xufei from Hong Kong SAR, China with 4:1 in the 2003 ITTF Pro Tour
Enjoy a good winter Two swans lark on the Wulapo reservoir in the suburbs of Urumchi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Dec. 11, 2003. The environment improvement of the oasis city have fascinated some ten swans to spend their winter days.
Football game in IraqTeenagers play football in a street in Bagdad, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2003. Years of international sanctions and the war launched on Iraq by US-led coalition army, Iraq is far short of entertainment and sports facilities. Playing football in the open-air has become the main amusement and sports activity for the Iraqi young people.
Tel Aviv bombingAn explosion went off at a cafe in downtwon Tel Aviv at noon of Thursday. The blast killed at least three people and injured 18 others, three of them are seriously injured.
Chinese premier, Canadian PM hold talksVisiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 11, 2003 .
Premier Wen accepts CNN's interviewPremier Wen Jiabao (R) gestures during an interview with a reporter of the United States Cable News Network (CNN) in Boston Dec. 10. Wen ended his visit to the US late Wednesday. (Xinhua photo)