Thousand Reporters Gather in PakistainOver thousand journalists have recently gathered in Pakistain, an Afghanistan neighbor and the only country in the world that has diplomatic ties with Taliban authorities.
Friendship Award Ceremony Held in Beijing Chinese Vice-Premier Qian Qichen (L) shakes hands with one of the 50 foreign experts that being awarded at the Friendship Award ceremony Saturday in Beijing, September 29, 2001. The annual "Friendship Award", established in 1991 by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs with authorization from the State Council, is designed to acknowledge the contributions foreign experts have made to China's economic and social progress.
Friendship Award Ceremony Held in Beijing 50 foreign experts are awarded at the Friendship Award ceremony Saturday in Beijing, September 29, 2001. The annual "Friendship Award", established in 1991 by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs with authorization from the State Council, is designed to acknowledge the contributions foreign experts have made to China's economic and social progress.
Wei Jianxing Meets Cambodian Guest Wei Jianxing (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist party of China (CPC) Central Committee, shakes hands with Say Chhum, member of the Standing Committee of the Cambodian People's Party, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, September 29, 2001.
Top Advisory Body Ends Meeting Li Ruihuan (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the final sitting of the 15th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National Committee of CPPCC Saturday in Beijing, September 29, 2001.
Sino-Russia Youth Forum Opens in Beijing Delegates applaud at the opening of the Sino-Russian Youth Forum Saturday in Beijing, September 29, 2001. Nearly 100 young Russians and about 50 young Chinese from all walks of life took part in the forum.
Chinese Embassy Holds Reception A Tanzanian military band performs the Chinese National Anthem and Chinese folk songs at a reception held by Chinese Embassy to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Dar es Salaam, September 28, 2001, Tanzania.
Rwanda President Visits Tanzania Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) is greeted by Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa (R) while arriving Dar es Salaam International Airport Friday, September 28, 2001. Kagame arrived here for a one-day working visit aimed at strengthening ties with Tanzania and exploring ways to end the conflicts in the Great Lakes region with his Tanzanian counterpart.
National Day Celebration A mother and her son walking past the Renmin Road of Zhengzhou, with the red Chinese national flag hanging on top of each house, September 29, 2001, China's central Henan province. Chinese National Day falls on October 1.
Two-wheels World Exhibition in Paris A model stands by a new type motor "V-ROD" with an aluminium alloy body manufactured by the US Harley-Davidson Company at the opening of the "Two-wheels world exhibition" 27 September 2001, in Paris. Over 900 firms from 30 countries and regions attended the fair.
Memorial to All Crews on the Kursk Some journalists for interview of raising the sunken Russian nuke submarine Kursk lay wreath on the mausoleum of crews in the Kursk in Murmansk September 29, 2001. The Kursk sank in the Barents Sea August 12, 2000, killing all 118 people on board.
Chinese Students Studying in UK Greet National Day Four Chinese students studying in the Britain stage qipao, traditional Chinese woman's dress with high neck and slit skirt, at Oxford University September 28, 2001. The activity was launched by the Federation of All-Chinese Students Studying in UK to mark the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival which both fall on October 1.
Mexico-International Acupuncture Symposium Opens in Mexico Visitors view articles for traditional Chinese acupuncture use at the opening of the first Mexico-International Acupuncture Symposium in Mexico City September 28, 2001. Over 300 representatives from over 10 countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Russia etc. attended the three-day meeting.