Legend of the Fall in Shangri-LaShangri-La, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, presents tourists a charming landscape. The photo shows Tibetans grazing their sheep and cattle on the grasslands. Shangri-La is said to be a Tibetan word for the paradise or an ideal place.
IP Telephone Popular in LhasaDanba (right), a Lhasa citizen, calls his child from an IP (Internet protocol) telephone. Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is the first city to launch the IP telephone in the region. The first batch of the 4,000 IP cards has sold out quickly.
Chang'an Avenue Embracing for National DayChang'an Avenue of Beijing is ablaze with colour on September 24, after opening its lighting facilities to celebrate National Day on October 1. The city's main streets will be illuminated at night each day during the week-long National Day holiday.
Putin Formulates Russia's Position on US Strikes Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday put forward five principles on Russia's position on possible US retaliatory strikes against terrorism.
Bin Laden Calls on Pakistanis to Fight the U.S.Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States, called on Pakistan's Muslims to fight "the American crusade." "I announce to you, our beloved brothers, that we are steadfast on the path of jihad (holy war) with the heroic, faithful Afghan people, under the leadership of Mullah Mohammed Omar," said a statement provided to Qatar's Al-Jazeera satellite channel Monday. The statement was signed by bin Laden and dated Sunday.
Chinese Welcome Mid-Autumn Festival An unidentified local resident chooses moon-cakes at a department store Monday in downtown Huhhot of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, September 24, 2001. Moon-cake is the traditional food for the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of August according to Chinese lunar calendar. This year's Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 1, China's National Day.
The Largest Wetland in China The picture shows the general view of the largest wetland in China which located at the southeast part of Heilongjiang Province. Many first-level protection birds live in the wetland of 267,000 hectares centers about Xingkai Lake. A great investment has been put into the protection of the wetland by the Chinese central and local governments in recent years.
Fuzhou Folk Custom Museum Opens to Public Tourists have a close look of the traditional clothings at the Fuzhou Folk Custom museum which opens Monday in Fuzhou, September 24, 2001. The museum, with some 3,000 pieces of collections, features the traditional culture of this capital city of China's southern Fujian province.
Shanghai Wild Insect Museum Opens Picture taken in Shanghai Wild Insect Museum shows a cabrite that comes from western Asia, September 23, 2001. The 3,000-square-meter Shanghai Wild Insect Museum, the first of its kind in China, opens to public Sunday. It accommodate tens of thousands of wild insects and reptiles from all over the world.
Memorial to Ancient Chinese Female Writer The wax figure of Li Qingzhao, China's leading female writer in the Song Dynasty 1,000 years ago, at the Li Qingzhao Memorial Hall in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province September 24, 2001. Upon its renovation, the hall opens to public prior to the National Day which falls on October 1.
Renovation of Zhongshan Warship Completed A crater on the famous Zhongshan Warship bombed by Japanese invaders on October 24,1938 is kept intact after the renovation. The Warship, named after Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of the Chinese Democratic Revolution, was bombed sunk in the Yangtze River during China's War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945). It was raised out water in 1997 and its renovation has been passed the approval recently.
Dalian Int'l Fashion Festival Picture shows the busy negotiating among traders and enterprises at the on-going Dalian International Fashion Festival, September 24, 2001, in northeast China's Liaoning province. Up to now, the volume of business has reached 6.1 billion yuan RMB, 15% more than that of last year.
Li Peng Meets Mozambican Guest Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), holds talks with Eduardo Joaquim Dinis Erasto Mulembwe, president of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, September 24, 2001.
Li Peng Meets Kazakhstan Guest Li Peng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), also chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), holds talks with Sergei Alexandrovich Tereshchenko, president of the "Otan" of Kazakhstan, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, September 24, 2001.
Renovation of Zhongshan Warship Completed Renovation of the famous Zhongshan Warship has passed the approval recently at the Hubei Shipyard in central China's Hubei Province. The Warship, named after Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of the Chinese Democratic Revolution, was bombed sunk in the Yangtze River by Japanese invaders on October 24,1938 during China's War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945).