Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
AN ELDERLY MAN DRIES TOBACCO LEAVES IN BEIJING.
An elderly man dries tobacco leaves in Beijing March 24, 2003. China is
speeding up the establishment of a set of technical standards for
controlling tobacco harm as part of its efforts to stave off expected
competition from overseas tobacco giants, state media said. The first
seven standards for lowering harmful content in cigarettes were pass in
early January. REUTERS/Wilson Chu