Chinese Children to Show 1,000m Painting Scroll in LausanneCarrying with them the earnest hope of all Chinese juveniles, the Chinese Children Olympic Bidding Delegation, teamed by six Chinese Young Pioneers from various nationalities of China, set off for Lausanne, Switzerland on June 19, to voice their support for Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games.
150,000-ton Oil-tanker Vessel Launched in DalianJune 18 saw a ceremony held in Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd in celebration of the launching of the world first 150,000-ton turning-tower floating oil-tanker vessel anchored everlastingly in typhoon area on the sea. This has received much attention from many Chinese media. Photo shows the launching vessel.
China's First Mobile B2B E-commerce Service System Launched in Hong Kong June 18 saw China's first mobile B2B E-commerce service system jointly kicked off in Hong Kong by three units including Lam Soon HK Group, New World Mobility, and Nokia Company. Photo shows presidents of the three companies at the launching ceremony.
Cultural Relic Fished out by Four Pupils in HunanA beast-faced copper jar, a cultural relic known as treasure of national importance, was found and fished out by four pupils from the Weijiang River in Ningxiang County, Hunan Province, making here a focus of Chinese and foreign historians and archeologists.
60th Anniversary of Founding of China Democratic League MarkedLi Ruihuan, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), extended congratulations to CDL on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a speech delivered at a specially organized ceremony today.
Chinese Premier Meets ROK PM Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Han-Dong of the Republic of Korea at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 19, 2001.
Beijing's No 1 Mall Customers browse books at the Xinhua Bookstore in Wangfujing Mall in Beijing June 19, 2001. Wangfujing is capital's No. 1 commercial street.
Chinese Vice Premier Meets Hong Kong Educational DelegationChinese Vice Premier Li Lanqing Tuesday met with a Hong Kong delegation comprised of heads of Hong Kong middle schools and college students.
Zhu Rongji Meets Macedonian Foreign Minister Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji shakes hands with Macedonian Foreign Minister Ilinka Mitreva in Beijing June 19, 2001.
Zhu Meets Minister of United Arab Emirates Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji meets with Sheikh Abudullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, minister of information and culture of United Arab Emirates, in Beijing, June 19, 2001.
Dig Water Cellars to Tackle Drought Farmer Qiao Sanshi sits by a water cellar at his courtyard in Hequ County in northwest China's Shanxi Province June 19, 2001. Some 5,100 such cellars for collecting rain in the drought frequently hit county has alleviated the shortage of water.
German Chancellor Meets Chinese Vice PremierGerman Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder met with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wu Bangguo Tuesday in Berlin.
Carreras Arrives in Beijing Celebrated Spanish tenor Jose Carreras is warmly welcomed at Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China June 19, 2001. Carreras arrived in Beijing earlier Tuesday for the upcoming Three Tenors Concert, which will be staged in Wumen Plaza inside the Forbidden City in Beijing on June 23. It will be the first joint performance in China by the world's top three tenors -- Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.
Pavarotti Arrives in Beijing Celebrated Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (C) is warmly welcomed at Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China June 19, 2001. Pavarotti arrived in Beijing earlier Tuesday for the upcoming Three Tenors Concert, which will be staged in Wumen Plaza inside the Forbidden City in Beijing on June 23. It will be the first joint performance in China by the world's top three tenors -- Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.
BOC, SCB to Issue New Banknotes in Hong KongThe Bank of China (BOC) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) will issue the new banknote of 1,000 HK dollars (128 U.S. dollars), which will begin circulation on June 20, announced the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the BOC and the SCB Tuesday.
"Special Incorrupt Account" Set Up in Shanxi581 Account, a special account for honest administration, has lately been set up in the Changzhi branch of Agricultural Bank of China in Shanxi Province. Local Party and government cadres are required to deposit all their illegal bribery fund in this account, otherwise, they will be severely punished in accordance with Party discipline and State laws. And all money in this account will be tuned over to the national treasury. Pictured here are banking staff showing the deposit receipt of the fourth fund of RMB 2,000 yuan in this account.
Black-wheat Settled down in HebeiBlack wheat, a new variety of food grain with high nutritious value and rich economic benefits, has been successfully planted in Lincheng County, Hebei Province this year. Here is the just-gathered black wheat.
Three-Gorges Uses New Weather Radar System The Doppler weather radar system, featuring advanced technology, large information volume, time effectiveness, and stable performance, has greatly enhanced the Three GorgesĄŻ capability of monitoring and forecasting disastrous weather. Photo shows technicians analyzing the system collected weather information.