Huge kite to celebrate the coming new year in NanjingSeveral citizens fly a 2,004-meter-long kite to celebrate the coming new year in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 28, 2003. They took three months to make this huge kite composed of 1,500 tadpole-shaped small kites. (Xinhua)
Donation for gas blowout victimsA staff member of the Kaixian County branch of the Construction Bank of China (L) hands over his quilt and clothes to a worker in charge of receiving donations for the area hit by severe natural gas blowout in the county, some 337 kilometers northeast of Chongqing, southwest China, Dec. 28, 2003. By Saturday morning, the county had received 21,600 quilts, 18,000 pieces of clothes, 300 tons of food, more than 2 million yuan (250,000 US dollars) in cash and other donations from across the country. (Xinhua)
Legend Technology Corridor in MuseumA visitor takes a picture before a mobile phone-like camera produced by the Legend Group at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing yesterday. The biggest Chinese computer maker opened a Legend Technology Corridor in the museum to promote its PIPES technology, which aims to connect computers, home appliances and mobile phones in a wireless way, a trend that many information technology giants are working on. [newsphoto)
Shanghai's southern Humin Road opensRunning along Shanghai's southern Humin Road, the new 5.5-kilometer elebated road, which costs over 1.6 billion yuan (US$193 million), opens yesterday. Using the road will shorten the distance between the downtown and the Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway.(eastday)
Students poisoned in Hengyang CityA poisoned student receives a medical check-up by a nurse in Hengyang City, central China's Hunan Province, Dec. 28, 2003. Sixty-seven students of a privately-owned college suffering from food poisoning are recovering from what police considered by inference was a deliberate food poisoning. (Xinhua)
Well-prepared Guangdong calm in face of suspected SARS caseCitizens take part in a cooking competition in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 28, 2003. Guangzhou citizens spent merrily the last weekend of this year despite a suspected SARS case reported Saturday. (Xinhua)
Donation activity in TianjinA 5-year-old girl donates 100 yuan (12 US dollars), accompanied by her mother in Tianjin, north China, Dec. 28, 2003. People from all walks of life joined on Sunday a donation activity sponsored by Tianjin Welfare Association aimed at helping the disabled, aged and impoverished. (Xinhua)
Beijing kicks off construction of two more Olympic venuesA foundation-laying ceremony for construction of shooting range and cycling velodrome for the 2008 Olympic Games on Sunday following the start of the construction of two centerpiece venues.
Free medical check up for deaf childrenTwo doctors from Wenling City Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine give a free medical check up for a group of children at a deaf children's training center here Dec. 27, 2003. This is part of the activities "Repay to the Society" specially held for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the hospital in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua)
Gas blowout victims begin to return home after cap operationSoldiers demonstrate to local residents how to prevent against toxic gas.
Chinese rescue team arrives in Iran's quake-hit area (2)A Chinese rescue team has begun work shortly after arriving in the quake-ruined city of Bam in Iran's southeastern province of Kerman on Sunday.
Chinese rescue team arrives in Iran's quake-hit areaA Chinese rescue team has begun work shortly after arriving in the quake-ruined city of Bam in Iran's southeastern province of Kerman on Sunday.