HK singer Anita Mui dies of cancerAn employee of the Maya Audio & Video outlet in Citic Square holds a VCD starring late Hong Kong pop star Anita Mui. Local fans rushed to buy Mui's CDs and VCDs as news of her death spread through the city yesterday.(eastday)
The year of Monkey is coming!A Chinese boy shows two Lunar New Year pictures he just bought in a market in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 29. 2004 is the year of Monkey in Chinese lunar calendar. (Xinhua)
China striker Hao Haidong takes over as Dalian coachFormer Chinese national team striker Hao Haidong has been named head coach of the country's richest club Dalian, according to local reports on Tuesday.
Chinese rescue workers seeking for survivors in IranPeng Bibo (R), a member of the Chinese rescue team, binds up wounds for an Iranian boy in the quake-hit city of Bam, southeast Iran, Dec. 30, 2003. Members of the Chinese Search and Rescue team began rescue operation in Bam from Dec. 28. (Xinhua)
Death toll of firework blast in NE China rises to 35 Firefighters search at the explosion site of a fireworks factory in Shuangmiaozi Town, Changtu County of Tieling City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Dec. 30, 2003.The blast occurred at about 9:50 a.m.on Tuesday, killing 35 workers. (Xinhua)
People and gulls enjoy good lifeA Chinese woman takes pictures of the flying red-billed gulls in a park in central Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province Dec. 30, 2003. People in Kunming enjoy the sight of the gulls, taking photos of them and feeding them, as the new year draws near. (Xinhua)
China successfully launches 'Probe No.1'Vice-Director of the European Space Agency Southwood (L) delivers a speech, congratulating the successful launch of a high-altitude orbiting satellite into the preset orbit, at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Dec. 30, 2003. The launch of the satellite called Probe No. 1 was part of the Double Star Project, a space probe program carried out jointly by China and the ESA. (Xinhua)
Senior leaders celebrate New Year with Beijing OperaChinese President Hu Jintao and other Party and State leaders have a group photo taken with the actors and actresses after watching a New Year Beijing Opera performance in Beijing Dec. 30, 2003.
Death toll of firework blast in NE China rises to 35The scene of the tragic explosion at a fireworks factory in Tieling, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, which killed 35 people, injured several others and totally destroyed the plant. [Newsphoto.com.cn]