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Selling wintersweet to holiday buyers

[2011-01-30 13:17]

Zhou is a resident from Dianjiang county of Chongqing. She makes a living and pays for her two children's education by selling wintersweet from 6 am to 11 pm every day.

Firefighters help farmers stranded in snow

[2011-01-30 12:54]

A commando of 30 firemen carried packed baskets on their backs to residents in regions too difficult to access by vehicle ahead of the Spring Festival, China’s lunar New Year holiday

Female soldiers in escort flotilla

[2011-01-30 08:29]

Ten female soldiers who follow the Chinese supplying ship "Qiandaohu" of the seventh escort flotilla sent by the Chinese Navy, are the first batch of female soldiers to perform the escort mission.

Clijsters beats Li to win Australian open

[2011-01-30 08:17]

Li Na of China poses with her trophy after her women's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Jan 29, 2011. As the first Asian player to enter a Grand Slam final, Li won the second place in the match.

Daring Swiss acrobat challenges mountain walk

[2011-01-30 07:46]

Nock walked down over a distance of some 1,600 metres (5,249 ft) from the mountain station of the cable car in 3,303 metres (10,836 ft) altitude to the middle station (2,702 metres/8,865 ft altitude).

11 dead, 22 injured as bus falls in ravine

[2011-01-30 07:12]

Rescuers search for survivors after a bus fell into a ravine in Xiji county, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Jan 29, 2011. Eleven people died and 22 others were injured.

The world in 24 hours Jan 28

[2011-01-29 18:08]

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant slam dunks against the Sacramento Kings during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, Jan 28, 2011.

Chinese wheat may avoid drought losses

[2011-01-29 07:30]

China's winter wheat areas in the north are frequently hit by drought and this year's situation is less serious than in 2008/2009 when China declared an emergency over the drought in parts of the same areas, including Henan, the top wheat area.

Low-altitude airspace management test-fly in Haikou

[2011-01-28 21:00]

The low-altitude airspace management reform test-fly, the first of its kind in China, launched here on Friday. The nearly two-month test-fly marked the beginning of the low-altitude airspace management in Hainan.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Jan 27

[2011-01-28 16:00]

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Jan 27, 2011.

Hostile weather tests firefighters

[2011-01-28 15:09]

As temperatures drop to -25C, about 700 soldiers of the Changchun fire brigade participate in a physical training program to build cold resistance. The drill is conducted at least twice a week.

41,000 cars paralyze Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge

[2011-01-28 11:13]

As many as 41,000 homecoming vehicles backed up on the bridge on Jan 26 and the gridlock lasted for nearly 20 hours.

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