Egyptian-Chinese Friendly Relations Good Enough to Serve as ModelEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with People's Daily Delegation headed by Editor-in-Chief Xu Zhongtian in the presidential office on the afternoon of June 5 and accepted its interview. This was the People's Daily Delegation's exclusive interview accepted for the first time by President Mubarak.
Songhuajiang Water Level Plummets in Harbin June 5 saw the water level of Songhuajiang River in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province plummeted to 111.68 meters below the lowest level ever known to history in the place. Photo shows tourists strolling at the bared river bottom.
HKAB to Forge Formal Ties with Mainland Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) is to establish formal and frequent contacts with financial institutions and associations of banks throughout the world, especially those in China's mainland, to compare notes and exchange views, according to HKAB's chairman at a news conference.
Lots Drew for Chinese Ping-pong Grand Prix A ceremony of drawing lots for Chinese Ping-pong Grand Prix was held in Haikou, capital of Hainan Province on June 5. Altogether 77 players from 11 countries and regions including China, Japan, ROK, Sweden, the United States, Germany, and France, are reported to take part in contests of the four-day Grand Prix to be started on June 6. Photo shows an official from International Table Tennis Federation and head umpire Zhang Hua officiating at the ceremony for drawing lots.
2001 APEC MRT Meeting Opens in ShanghaiThe 2001 APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) opened at the Shanghai International Convention Center Wednesday morning. Shi Guangsheng, chairman of the 2001 meeting of APEC ministers responsible for trade, delivers a speech at the opening session of the the meeting in Shanghai on June 6.
China Wins Four-Nation Women's Volleyball TourneyInspired by a partisan 3,000 sold-out crowd, China stormed to a 25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21 triumph over Cuba, winning all three matches in the three-day tournament.
China Wins Four-Nation Women's Volleyball TourneyThe newly-reshuffled Chinese team scored full marks in its first test as they beat Olympic champions Cuba to claim the title of the four- nation women's volleyball tournament Tuesday in Taicang, Jiangsu Province.
Cause of Jiangxi Kindergarten Fire DeterminedThe fire at a kindergarten in Jiangxi Province, east China, Tuesday morning, was caused by mosquito-repellent incense which was burning under beds in the childrens' dormitory, investigations have shown.
Tiger Gives Birth to Cubs at Early Age in Zooˇˇ The recent photo shows two male siberia tiger cubs, born by a 26-month-old tiger, sleeping in a local zoo in Shen Yang, capital city of northeast China's Liaoning province. The two male tiger cubs were born with another female tiger cub who fell into a water pot from the mouth of her mother and died. It is unusual for such a young tiger to give birth to three cubs at the same time.
Shi Guangsheng Meets WTO Director-General Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Shi Guangsheng (R) meets with Michael Moore, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Shanghai Tuesday June 5, 2001. Michael Moore arrived here Tuesday to attend the meeting of ministers responsible for trade (MRT) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Hu Jintao Welcoming Bell A Chinese girl presents flowers to Colombian Vice-President Gustavo Bell Lemus (R) at the welcoming ceremony hosted by Chinese Vice-President Hu Jintao (C) outside the east gate of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday June 5, 2001.
"Connect with the World Wide Web of Life" Children put used batteries into a metal pail while a girl holding a placard written with Chinese characters reading "Pail for used batteries" on the Nangong Square in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, Tuesday June 5, 2001. Various activities were hold in the city to mark the World Environment Day.The theme of the World Environment Day this year is "Connect with the World Wide Web of Life".
"Connect with the World Wide Web of Life" People look at the pictures displayed on the Nangong Square in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, Tuesday June 5, 2001. The picture exhibition featuring "Forever the Lop Nur" was held to mark the World Environment Day. The changes at Lop Nur in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region make people aware the importance of environment protection.The theme of the World Environment Day this year is "Connect with the World Wide Web of Life".
China's Environmental Situation Still Grave: Official"The situation in terms of the environment we face is still serious," said Xie Zhenhua, director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), at a press conference held by the Information Office under the State Council.
Shi Guangsheng Meets U.S. Trade Representative Shi Guangsheng (R), Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick during a meeting in Shanghai Tuesday June 5, 2001. Robert B. Zoellick is here to attend the meeting of ministers responsible for trade (MRT) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
World's Largest Cosmic Ray Observatory Established in Tibet People attend the celebrating ceremony of the newly built ARGO Laboratory of Yangbajain Cosmic Ray Observatory in Tibet Autonomous Region June 4, 2001. The lab co-invested by China and Italy is the largest of its kind in the world.
Mourn Victims of the Bomb 60 Years Ago Xiang Zhixian, 76, witness of the bomb 60 years ago, shows his respect to victims at the site of the massacre in Chongqing Municipality, June 5, 2001. Japanese aggressor bombed this China's southwest city on June 5 of 1941, leaving 2,500 people died.
Chinese, Nigeran Presidents Hold TalksPresident Jiang Zemin held talks with his Niger counterpart Mamadou Tandja Tuesday. The two heads of state exchanged views on bilateral relations and international issues of common concern, and reached consensus on a wide range of topics.