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News Archive --- Date:20040506


  • Beijing lifts quarantine of two hospitals  (16:12, May 06, 2004)
  • China shuts down 8,600 illegal Internet cafes (15:25, May 06, 2004)
  • China subsidizes peasants to grow more grain (12:02, May 06, 2004)
  • China seeks advice on drafting space law (15:27, May 06, 2004)
  • Wen calls for more Sino-Belgian parliamentary contacts (10:36, May 06, 2004)
  • Death toll of collapse accident rises to 11 in central China (10:38, May 06, 2004)
  • Rescue efforts continue for trapped miners in N. China (10:41, May 06, 2004)

  • Business

  • Audits target nine giant SOEs (15:39, May 06, 2004)
  • Q1 bank lending keeps momentum in Shanghai (15:19, May 06, 2004)
  • China's military industry enterprises come out of mountains to world market (12:36, May 06, 2004)
  • Macao's volume of export up 5.2 pct in 1st quarter (12:34, May 06, 2004)
  • Yangtze River delta offers one third of China's foreign trade (15:28, May 06, 2004)
  • China's auto exports up 279.7 percent in first quarter (14:17, May 06, 2004)
  • China's foreign trade to reach 1 trillion US dollars: report (11:34, May 06, 2004)
  • Hang Seng China Enterprises Index down (11:36, May 06, 2004)
  • Hong Kong shares close lower (11:38, May 06, 2004)

  • World

  • S.Korea FM reiterates sovereignty over Dokdo (15:17, May 06, 2004)
  • China's premier raises proposal for promoting ties with Belgium  (14:25, May 06, 2004)
  • China, Belgium vow to enhance political dialogue   (13:58, May 06, 2004)
  • US to give Jordan letter of assurance on Mideast peace (12:09, May 06, 2004)
  • Belgian king meets Chinese PM (12:07, May 06, 2004)
  • At least 200 Muslims killed in central Nigeria (11:26, May 06, 2004)
  • Bush calls abuse of Iraqi prisoners "abhorrent" (11:08, May 06, 2004)
  • Inter-Korean ministerial meeting opens in Pyongyang (11:06, May 06, 2004)
  • Greek PM denies link of bomb blasts with Olympics (14:09, May 06, 2004)

  • Opinion


    Science & Technology

  • China retools electron-positron accelerator (15:38, May 06, 2004)
  • China independently develops chip for 3G cell phones (15:18, May 06, 2004)

  • Life

  • China sees rising criminal cases in first quarter (15:24, May 06, 2004)
  • Sasser worm to hit China after holiday (15:23, May 06, 2004)
  • China sponsors gathering of leaders from world cities of long cultural history (12:38, May 06, 2004)

  • Photo

    Beijing lifts quarantine of two hospitals

    An 84-year-old man walks out of the the strictly quarantined sections at Renmin Hospital affiliated to the Peking University on May 6.

    Czech fans of Beijing Opera

    Beijing opera fans rehearse ahead of a performance in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, April 22, 2004. The Beijing opera fans, who are college students majoring in performance art, have formed a seven-member group in Prague, staging performances in various parts of the Czech Republic.

    Wen Jiabao visits Leuven University

    Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Micro-electronics Research Center of Leuven University in Belgium Wednesday, May 5, 2004.

    Workers continue construction on holiday

    Workers from Tianjin Urban Construction Group are building the platform at a station along Tianjin Line One underground. They give up their holiday to ensure the progress of the construction of the subway.

    China, Belgium sign joint declaration

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes hands with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt at the signing ceremony at the Egmont Palace in Belgium, May 5, 2004.

    Chinese Premier and Belgian PM

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) and Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt meet the press after the signing ceremony at the Egmont Palace in Belgium, May 5, 2004.

    PLA navy leaves Hong Kong

    Citizens give a warm send-off to the guided missile destroyer Shenzhen at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base of Hong Kong May 5, 2004. A navy task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) left Hong Kong on Wednesday morning.

    Lunar Eclipse

    Lunar eclipse occures in the sky of Beijing at 3:38 a.m. May 5, 2004.

    Zhengzhou collapse accident

    Rescue members seek for victims in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, May 5, 2004. 24 people have been excavated and sent to hospital while nine died later. Over 30 people were buried underneath as the 10-meter-high shelves loaded with flower stalks of garlic collapsed in Chenzhai Cold Storage in Zhengzhou at about 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The rescuing work is still going on.

    Bomb in Athens before Olympics

    Greek policeman inquires a local resident at the bomb site behind a police station in the central Athens area of Kallithea after a triple time-bomb attack early May 5, 2004. The bombs that lightly damaged cars and buildings exploded 100 days before the Olympics. No injuries were reported.

    Commitment to Middle East peace roadmap

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan reads a statement of the quartet of Middle East mediators at UN headqaurters in New York, May 4, 2004. Middle East mediators reaffirmed on Tuesday commitment to the roadmap peace plan for the region.


    Local militias wait to turn in their heavy weapons in a village of Waldak Province in Afghanistan May 5, 2004. Around 2000 soldiers subordinated to two warlords disarm volunteerly just before Afghan's presidential election.

    Premier Wen in Belgium

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets Belgian Senate President Armand De Decker(left) and President of the Chamber of Representatives Herman Decroo(right) in Brussels.Wen arrived here in this Belgian capital earlier in the day fora two-day official visit to Belgium and the headquarters of the European Union after winding up his three-day visit to Germany.

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