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News Archive --- Date:20040509


China

  • Vice president meets French guests (20:10, May 09, 2004)
  • China takes urgent measures to curb AIDS spread (20:03, May 09, 2004)
  • Food poisoning victims in Inner Mongolia in better condition (16:28, May 09, 2004)
  • State Councilor calls for more Sino-Japanese exchanges of young statesmen (08:49, May 09, 2004)
  • Wu spells out urgency for HIV/AIDS prevention (08:28, May 09, 2004)



  • Business

  • China's largest fuel depot operates in Guangdong  (20:17, May 09, 2004)
  • Shanghai to host 'Marine Port China 2004' (20:02, May 09, 2004)
  • China adjusts electricity prices (20:02, May 09, 2004)
  • SW China city scores double-digital Q1 industrial growth (20:01, May 09, 2004)
  • China records 8.1 million registered unemployed in Q1 (17:50, May 09, 2004)
  • China UnionPay bank card spending hits record high during golden week (20:00, May 09, 2004)
  • Sino-Canadian cooperation project on CDM launched in NW China (20:14, May 09, 2004)
  • China, EU hold talks over trade compensation (20:13, May 09, 2004)
  • DaimlerChrysler signs US$1.19 billion China deal (09:49, May 09, 2004)



  • World

  • Putin confirms Chechen President Kadyrov is killed (19:56, May 09, 2004)
  • Sharon cancels trip to Washington (17:12, May 09, 2004)
  • Israel may attack Iranian nuke facilities: report (17:11, May 09, 2004)
  • Chechen President, Russian general killed in Grozny blast (19:56, May 09, 2004)
  • Sri Lankan gov't says peace talks only with Tamil rebels (16:08, May 09, 2004)
  • Backgrounder: Chronology of Philippines' general elections (16:10, May 09, 2004)
  • Backgrounder: Presidents of Philippines (16:05, May 09, 2004)
  • US soldier killed in mortar attack in Mosul (16:03, May 09, 2004)
  • Chile discusses dispatching more troops to Haiti with Brazil,Caricom (14:08, May 09, 2004)
  • Algeria suffers locust attack (14:07, May 09, 2004)
  • Thaksin asks for local help to solve southern problem (14:03, May 09, 2004)
  • US remains under pressure over Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal (14:05, May 09, 2004)
  • US general blames abuse on poor leadership (11:04, May 09, 2004)
  • Premier Wen sees Sino-Italian ties bear fruit (09:58, May 09, 2004)
  • Bush: Prison scandal won't deter US (09:07, May 09, 2004)
  • Japanese rotation troops head for Iraq (08:25, May 09, 2004)
  • Premier continues official visit to Italy (09:05, May 09, 2004)
  • AU commission chairman suggests creation of African passport (09:04, May 09, 2004)
  • Over 50 injured in German train crash (08:21, May 09, 2004)
  • Russia vows to maintain defense capability (09:09, May 09, 2004)
  • Hectic campaigning for Indian elections ends (08:15, May 09, 2004)
  • Iranian conservatives win second round of parliamentary election (08:14, May 09, 2004)
  • German student confesses to creating Sasser worm (08:47, May 09, 2004)
  • Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinian militants northeast of Gaza (08:08, May 09, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • Premier Wen's opportune visit to the EU (17:33, May 09, 2004)
  • Statistics show China's steel sector still red hot (10:34, May 09, 2004)



  • Sports

  • Chinese hurdler Liu beats Johnson to win in Osaka   (10:22, May 09, 2004)
  • Friendly against Hungry for World Cup soccer qualifier  (09:01, May 09, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • Middle, primary schools own 6.63m PCs in 2003 (19:58, May 09, 2004)
  • China builds world's largest observation field on wind-sand science (17:46, May 09, 2004)
  • Chinese bio-scientists worldwide to convene discussing academic frontiers (17:44, May 09, 2004)
  • Underground Tibet has a huge potential value: experts (17:37, May 09, 2004)
  • Largest Online "Sci-tech Databank" Completed in China  (16:09, May 09, 2004)



  • Life

  • Two million Chinese choose to "fly" during golden week (20:06, May 09, 2004)
  • Gas explosion in Shaanxi kills two persons (17:28, May 09, 2004)
  • 30,000 adverse effect cases from medicine use reported in 2003 (17:28, May 09, 2004)
  • China to launch new air flight to Tajikistan (15:03, May 09, 2004)
  • Yunnan marks World Red Cross Day (13:44, May 09, 2004)
  • Rescue efforts continue for 15 miners trapped in flooded coal mine (09:42, May 09, 2004)
  • Ancient pots unearthed in HK to be exhibited (09:33, May 09, 2004)
  • China to regulate private investigation services (09:44, May 09, 2004)
  • Independent artists to change face of Chinese cities (08:38, May 09, 2004)



  • Photo

    Assembly of airbus A380

    French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffin delivers a speech at a ceremony for assembling Airbus A380, the biggest passenger plane in the world, at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France May 7, 2004. A380 will be in commercial use in 2006.

    Rumsfeld at hearing on Iraq prison abuse

    US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld attends a hearing on the Iraqi abuse scandal at the US Congress in Washington, May 7, 2004. Rumsfeld said that he takes "full responsibility" for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, adding he would not resign as called by Democrats and several newspapers.

    Premier Wen meets President of Italian Chamber of Deputies

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets President Pier Ferdinando Casini of Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome May 7, 2004.

    Victory Day in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, May 8, 2004, on the eve of Victory Day. Russia will celebrate the 59th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany on Sunday.

    "Model Worker" celebrates the Mother's Day

    Lu Yanmei (L), a tourist guide of the Daming Lake, a scenic spot, adorns her mother with her "model worker" medal in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, May 8, 2004. Mothers of their "model worker" daughters are invited to tour the site on the eve of the Mother's Day.

    Arab foreign ministers meeting

    Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa(L) talks to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher (C) during a Arab foreign ministers meeting at the AL (Arab League) headquarters in Cairo, capital of Egypt, May 8, 2004. The meeting is to lay the groundwork for a rescheduled Arab summit which will be held in Tunisia at the end of May.

    Demonstration in Afghanistan

    The disabled people shout out slogans during a demonstration in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, May 8, 2004. Hundreds of disabled people, most of whom are war victims, held demonstrations on Saturday, called on the government to protect their rights and provide better working and living conditions.

    International Franchise Exposition

    A company staff member (R) introduces her company's business to a visitor during the International Franchise Exposition at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 7, 2004. Nearly 100 companies around the world attend the three-day exposition which was opened here on May 6.

    Premier Wen meets with Italian leaders

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in Rome May 7, 2004.

    President Hu Jintao meets Japanese guest

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets Komura Masahiko, president of the Association of Dietmen League for Japan-China Friendship (ADLJCF) and his party at the Peoples' Great Hall in Beijing May 8, 2004.


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