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News Archive --- Date:20040503


  • No new SARS cases reported (15:54, May 03, 2004)

  • Business

  • Wheat trade surges in January, February (16:04, May 03, 2004)
  • Jiangsu maintains rapid economic growth in 1st quarter (10:27, May 05, 2004)
  • Hubei reports stable first quarter economic performance (10:27, May 05, 2004)
  • Carpet industry thriving in Qinghai (13:17, May 03, 2004)
  • World banks localize in HK for first-mover advantage in Chinese mainland (10:29, May 03, 2004)
  • Chinese government tightens policies to solve economic problems (10:30, May 03, 2004)

  • World

  • Car bomb blast kills 3 Chinese in western Pakistan (15:56, May 03, 2004)
  • Peru recalls ambassador to Cuba (16:01, May 03, 2004)
  • US battle exercise criticized by DPRK as alleged enemy (15:59, May 03, 2004)
  • 59.5 percent Likud voters reject Sharon disengagement plan (14:26, May 03, 2004)
  • Spanish PM describes intervention in Iraq as "failure" (12:43, May 03, 2004)
  • White House: Bush still backs Sharon's disengagement plan (12:41, May 03, 2004)
  • Sharon says not to resign (12:40, May 03, 2004)
  • Backbone members of Afghanistan's Islamic Party switches loyalty to Karzai (12:53, May 03, 2004)
  • Torrijos wins Panamanian presidential election (12:57, May 03, 2004)
  • Israeli airstrike kills 4 militants in Nablus (12:46, May 03, 2004)
  • Peres calls for new elections after Sharon's defeat in Likud referendum (12:27, May 03, 2004)
  • Chinese premier begins official visit to Germany  (10:28, May 04, 2004)
  • Chinese premier visits Audi headquarters in Germany (10:36, May 03, 2004)
  • Chinese premier visits southern German state of Bavaria (10:21, May 03, 2004)
  • Jihad, Fatah armed wings claim joint responsibility for Gaza attack (10:24, May 03, 2004)
  • Vietnam opens Consulate General in China's border Guangxi province (10:22, May 03, 2004)
  • Britain to send 4,000 more troops to Iraq: newspaper (10:20, May 03, 2004)
  • Sharon's disengagement plan defeated in Likud referendum (10:18, May 03, 2004)

  • Opinion


  • Chinese basketball women to train in US  (13:26, May 03, 2004)

  • Science & Technology

  • Improper parenting leads to mental handicaps: experts (13:33, May 03, 2004)

  • Life

  • Over 100 food poisoned at restaurant in Hunan (11:22, May 05, 2004)
  • 11 people responsible for coal mine blast staked out in N. China (10:33, May 03, 2004)

  • Photo

    Zongshen Team runs second in Zhuhai WBC

    Chinese Zongshen Team member sprints with No. 81 racer in Zhuhai course.6-hour long race of 2004 FIM (Federation International Motocyclisme) World Enduro Championship (WBC) was held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on May 2, which is the highest level international motocycle race ever held in China. Zongshen Team won the second with 214 circles, following French GMT94 Team.

    Gathering held on Chinese Embassy in Iraq

    Sun Bigan (3rd R Front), head of the team responsible for the reopening of the Chinese Embassy in Baghdad, poses for a group photo during a gathering held by some 20 Chinese diplomats, journalists and businesspeople to mark the May Day in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1, 2004.

    Highway closed for snow in Qinghai Province

    Traffic policemen push a vehicle on the Riyue Mountain section of National Highway No. 109 in northwest China's Qinghai Province May 2, 2004.

    Folk Drum Dance Contest in Kunming

    People perform traditional drum dance in the Kunming Gym in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2004.

    Boat capsizedin Henan

    Rescuers search for the missing in the Yellow River in Yuanyang County, central China's Henan Province, May 2, 2004. A boat capsized in the river on May 1, leaving four people dead and 10 others missing.

    Snow falls in Lanzhou in golden week

    A man walks under pine trees covered with snow in the Wuyi Park in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, May 2, 2004. The city witnessed a snowfall on the second day of the May Day holidays.

    EU expansion ceremony

    Leaders look on as the EU flag and flags of the 25 EU members rise during the EU expansion ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2004. World leaders gathered in Dublin to hail the historic expansion of EU on Saturday.

    May Day rally in Bagladeshi

    Bangladeshi women hold a rally to mark the May Day in Dhaka May 1, 2004.

    Chinese Premier kicks off visit to Germany

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes hands with Edmund Stoiber, prime minister of the State of Bavaria, upon arrival at an airport in Munich, Germany, May 2, 2004. Wen started his visit to Germany on Sunday.

    Italian artwork exhibition in Nanjing

    People view an artwork painted in the Renaissance in Italy, in an Italian artwork exhibition in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, May 2, 2004. Among the 130 exhibits, collections of Italy's Beligni Museum, 120 were artworks by Renaissance masters and the others were modeled after Renaissance works.

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