Wen Jiabao meets Governor-General of CanadaChinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes hands with Governor-General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson in Ottawa, Dec. 11, 2003.
Wen Jiabao meets Candadian PMVisiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Canadian Prime Minister elect Paul Martin in Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 11, 2003.
Coal transportation to easy energy shortageThe traffic on Beijing-Hangzhou Canal was very heavy with coal transportation. Ports along the Canal are mobilizing sources to ensure the "North-South coal transportation" to ease the energy supply shortage in the Yangtze River Delta.
Third Military World Games conclude The third Military World Games (MWG) came to a ending with Democratic People's Republic of Korea took the last gold medal in men's football at the Southern Cislian city on Thursday
Hearing on notorious Japanese orgy underway in ZhuhaiA general view of the five-star International Conference Hotel in Zhuhai which was closed by police after a sex scandal involving about 400 Japanese tourists and 500 local prostitutes on September 18, 2003. China has detained suspects involving in the scandal. [Reuters]
Construction of National Stadium for Olympics to startPreparations for the construction of four venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have been completed and work is scheduled to start before the end of this month. This marks the beginning of the three-year Olympic venue construction project.
President to face impeachment Fourty-six parliament members of Lithuania signed to support an impeachment agaist President Paksas.
Hope of lifeStudents of the Northern China Polytechnical University donate stem cell for China Marrow Center in Beijing Dec. 12, 2003. The donation activity was held at the university for one of its students who was suffering from leukaemia.
European Union leaders gathered Leaders of European Union countries gathered in Brussel on Dec.12 for a summit on Dec.12. Italy holds the rotating presidency. The photo shows Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expects attendees of the meeting. On the top of the agenda of the summit is the new EU constitution.
Primier Wen arrived in MexicoChinese Primier Wen Jiabao wrapped up his visit to Cananda and arrived in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. Mexico was the third country in his four-country visit. Before he went to Canada, he met US president George W. Bush in White House. He said his visit to US was important and successful.
Peace bell rings for massacre victimsA huge bell was formally installed at the Memorial Hall for Compatriots Killed in the Nanjing Massacre, on Friday afternoon, the day before the 66th anniversary of the massacre. Nanjing is the capital of East China's Jiangsu Province.
Jiang Zemin stresses Party construction in armed forcesParty construction in China's military forces is vital for all the work of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), said Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Jiang Zemin Friday
Tiny marsupial help tapping mammals originA fossile found in Northeast China of this tiny marsupial, seen in this artist's rendering, is helping scientists determine when mammals split into different groups, one with babies that develop inside their mothers, attached by a placenta, and others that raise their offspring in pouches. [AP]
Language contest brings Chinese to the worldThe semi-final and final round of The Second Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students will be held respectively in Shanghai and Beijing in December 13-23, Mr. Zhang Guoqing, deputy manager of National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL) said in a news briefing Friday morning in Beijing