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Photo Archive --- Date:20031224

Yang Liwei's Training Spacesuit on Display in HK

China's first astronaut Yang Liwei's training suit shows at an exhibition in Hong Kong Dec. 23, 2003.Two large satellite images of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta sent by China's first manned space mission will also be shown in the exhibition in Hong Kong's Science Museum. (CRI-Xihua)

At least 9 killed in Israeli raid on S. Gaza refugee camp

At least 7 Palestinians and 2 Israeli army officers were killed in the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip during one of the bloodiest bouts of violence in the region in recent months, Dec. 23, 2003. Israeli soldiers backed by tanks launched a raid into the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AFP)

Mao Zedong's Birthday Celebrated in Hunan

Mao Xinyu (2nd R, front), the grandson of late Chairman Mao Zedong, sits on the chair where his grandfather once used during his school years, with his mother Shao Hua standing beside, at a school in Xiangxiang City of central China's Hunan Province, Dec. 23, 2003. They recalled the days when Mao once studied here, as part of the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, which falls on Dec. 26. (Xinhua)

China commodities distribution center in Dubai

A fundation-laying ceremony of China commodities distribution center is held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Dec. 22, 2003. When completed, the center, the largest platform of China for trade abroad, will provide more than 4,000 Chinese enterprises with package services such as customs declaration, tax paying, shipment and goods storage, etc. (Xinhua)

Vice-premier visits AIDS-hit village in Henan

Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi (C front) talks with an AIDS patient at Wenlou village in central China's Henan Province Dec. 18, 2003. Wu made a special investigation tour of the province to assess AIDS prevention and control recently. (Xinhua) 

Symphonic concert marking Mao Zedong

A chorus performs at a grand symphonic concert in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 23, 2003 in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of late Chairman Mao Zedong, which falls on Dec. 26. (Xinhua)

South China Tigers

The photo taken on Dec. 23, 2003 shows three newly born South China Tigers at the Shihu South China Tiger Breeding Base in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. This brings the total number of South China Tigers around the world to 70. (Xinhua)

Bank of Japan open Beijing office

Zhou Xiaochuan (2nd R), governor of the People's Bank of China, and Fukui Toshihiko (2nd L), governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the BOJ's Representative Office in Beijing here Dec. 23, 2003. This is the first central bank from the G7 industrial nations to set up representative office in China. (Xinhua) 

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