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News Archive --- Date:20040508


China

  • Chinese student to attend UN Children's Forum in Barcelona (22:29, May 08, 2004)
  • China trains professionals to boost Sino-ASEAN cooperation (22:29, May 08, 2004)
  • President Hu calls for building new-type Sino-Japanese ties  (08:55, May 09, 2004)
  • Chinese, Romanian youth mark 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties (08:51, May 09, 2004)
  • China greets its Red Cross Society's centennial (08:54, May 09, 2004)
  • Singaporean deputy PM to visit China (09:02, May 09, 2004)
  • HK holds annual medical convention, SARS forum (19:17, May 08, 2004)
  • Time needed to determine the cause of SARS outbreak (19:06, May 08, 2004)
  • SARS patient in Anhui to be out of hospital by Mon. (16:46, May 08, 2004)
  • LegCo motions against NPC decision unlawful (14:50, May 08, 2004)
  • Three Chinese victims at Pakistan car bombing back home  (09:21, May 08, 2004)
  • China launches nationwide campaign to save resources (08:15, May 08, 2004)
  • Commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary of China Red Cross (08:22, May 08, 2004)
  • China enlarges enrollment of military recruits in civilian universities (08:17, May 08, 2004)



  • Business

  • Holiday economy scores good returns in China (22:25, May 08, 2004)
  • GCC states eye trade pact with China (19:08, May 08, 2004)
  • Xingjang reports rise of tomato sauce export (14:51, May 08, 2004)
  • Shanghai Volkswagen gets investment increase of 1.5 billion yuan (14:52, May 08, 2004)
  • Changchun to forge auto parts base (10:52, May 08, 2004)
  • China to diversify foreign exchange reserves (15:12, May 08, 2004)
  • China's economy sees signs of cooling down (09:24, May 08, 2004)



  • World

  • Pakistan compensates Chinese victims (19:14, May 08, 2004)
  • Cambodian official values work of Chinese archaeologists (19:15, May 08, 2004)
  • US accused of violating human rights of Cubans (15:54, May 08, 2004)
  • Bush considers unrealistic creation of Palestinian state in 2005 (15:53, May 08, 2004)
  • Bangladeshi opposition calls countrywide hartal to protest killing of MP (19:14, May 08, 2004)
  • Sudanese govt. troops block Uganda's rebels (15:56, May 08, 2004)
  • Ugandan govt. forces kill 11 rebels (19:15, May 08, 2004)
  • Colombian President vows to defeat rebels by forces (14:17, May 08, 2004)
  • El Salvador to maintain military presence in Iraq till June 1 (14:05, May 08, 2004)
  • Indonesian police asked to set Ba'asyir free (14:02, May 08, 2004)
  • Chavez criticizes opposition for pursuing western democracy (13:53, May 08, 2004)
  • UN finds Sudan violating human rights law in Darfur (11:05, May 08, 2004)
  • Macedonian new president officially confirmed (11:03, May 08, 2004)
  • Skeptical Arabs watch Iraq abuse hearings (10:59, May 08, 2004)
  • Mexico opposed to US plan to speed up "political transition" in Cuba (10:57, May 08, 2004)
  • US denies intention of sending troops to Colombia (10:54, May 08, 2004)
  • Costa Rican police seize 2,475 kg of marijuana (10:52, May 08, 2004)
  • Italian, Chinese leaders call for more economic cooperation (09:55, May 08, 2004)
  • Chinese, Italian premiers hold talks to boost bilateral ties (09:56, May 08, 2004)
  • Rumsfeld apologizes for Iraq prison abuse (09:26, May 08, 2004)
  • Follow Marco Polo's footprints, says Wen (09:54, May 08, 2004)
  • China, Italy to establish stable, long-term comprehensive strategic partnership  (08:52, May 08, 2004)
  • Chinese premier vows to crack down on trademark piracy (08:15, May 08, 2004)
  • US warns Americans living in Uganda of rebel threat (08:17, May 08, 2004)
  • UN resumes repatriation of Iraqi refugees (08:30, May 08, 2004)
  • US army, Shiite militia continue clashes in Najaf (09:13, May 08, 2004)
  • Putin reappoints Fradkov prime minister (09:15, May 08, 2004)
  • Rumsfeld says resignation possibly helps repair abuse scandal damage (09:18, May 08, 2004)
  • China, Italy to set up committee to promote ties (08:53, May 08, 2004)
  • Rumsfeld says more photos, videos in abuse scandal exist (09:21, May 08, 2004)
  • Premier Wen meets Italian Senate, Chamber of Deputy speakers (08:13, May 08, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • Premier's involvement should not be necessary (21:47, May 08, 2004)
  • Bush forced to make apology  (16:02, May 08, 2004)



  • Sports

  • China whitewashes Indonesia 5-0 in Uber Cup   (16:30, May 08, 2004)
  • China beats US in 1st round Thomas Cup  (16:24, May 08, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • German police arrest Sasser worm suspect (19:17, May 08, 2004)
  • Development of China's education in 2003: Ministry (11:45, May 09, 2004)
  • China reports higher enrollment in institutions of higher learning (14:42, May 08, 2004)
  • Mars scientists find tempting new rocks (14:12, May 08, 2004)



  • Life

  • Tourism income sets record high in Shanxi during holidays (22:31, May 08, 2004)
  • Nearly 80% of consumer goods qualified in first quarter (22:31, May 08, 2004)
  • Top chemical company official resigns for river pollution case (16:09, May 08, 2004)
  • HK Customs seizes 9.1 kg cannabis resin (16:06, May 08, 2004)
  • Moderate earthquake hits southwest Taiwan (14:26, May 08, 2004)
  • English and Arabic editions of PD Online present new versions  (13:48, May 08, 2004)
  • Chinese doctor concludes 49-day fast (08:42, May 08, 2004)
  • Patriotism education for students urged (14:28, May 08, 2004)
  • Beijing receives 3.61 million tourists during "golden week" (08:38, May 08, 2004)



  • Photo

    China whitewashes Indonesia 5-0 Uber Cup

    Tulip at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    A tulip blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York, May 6, 2004.

    Wounded Chinese engineer returned home

    Chinese engineer Xing Shujun is accompanyed by nurses at Beijing Union Medical College Hospital May 7, 2004. Four Chinese engineers wounded at a car bomb explosion in Pakistan early Monday returned to China Friday.

    China beats US in 1st round of Thomas Cup

    Chinese pair Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. Chinese players were too strong to their US opponents in the first round of Thomas Cup finals with a 5-0 victory without even dropping a single set at the Bung Karno Badminton Hall in Jakarta on May 7.

    Putin sworn in for second term as Russian president

    Russian incumbent President Vladimir Putin was sworn in Friday for a second term in an official ceremony in the Kremlin.

    ROK sends relief goods to DPRK

    Members of the (South) Korea National Red Cross wave to trucks carrying aid supplies to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at South Korean side of the demilitarized zone near Panmunjum May 7, 2004. South Korea delivered a batch of relief goods on Friday to DPRK for the reconstruction of a DPRK county devastated by a train blast. It is the first time that South Korea sent its relief goods to the DPRK by crossing the border between the two sides of the Korean Peninsula after the huge train blast in DPRK's northern county Ryongchon late last month.

    Sunrise at Huangshan

    Picture taken on May 7, 2004 shows the sunrise at Huangshan, one of the country's best-known scenic spots in east China's Anhui Province. The Mountain derives its name from the legend that the Yellow Emperor used alchemy in an attempt to discover the Elixir of Life here. The scenery area received a high peak of tourists during the May Day holidays.

    Interest rate raised in UK

    A woman passes by a consumable advertisement in London, May 6, 2004. The Bank of England decided to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point from 4 percent to 4.25 percent from 6 May as it tries to cool soaring house prices and consumer debt. (

    Chinese, Italian premiers hold talks

    Premier Wen Jiabao (L) embraces his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi at the end of their meeting at Confindustria, the Italian association of industrialists, in Rome, May 7, 2004. Wen is in Italy for a three day official visit. (Reuters photo)

    Chinese victims at Pakistan car bombing return home

    The remains of the three Chinese engineers killed at a car bomb attack in Pakistan were brought back to China on May 7 night by a special plane of the Pakistan air force, escorted by Pakistan officials.


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