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News Archive --- Date:20040512


China

  • Premier congratulates Fradkov on appointment as Russia's PM (20:53, May 12, 2004)
  • Hu meets Romanian youth delegation (14:36, May 13, 2004)
  • No "secret envoy" of Chen Shui-bian came to Beijing: spokesman (20:49, May 12, 2004)
  • Madagascan president arrives in Beijing (19:36, May 12, 2004)
  • Senior CPC official pledges to draw overseas talents (19:35, May 12, 2004)
  • First day recount: there are 6,000 "disputed votes" (17:11, May 12, 2004)
  • China attaches importance to crime prevention: minister (15:58, May 12, 2004)
  • Illegal operation blamed for Shandong ethanol cylinder explosion (16:00, May 12, 2004)
  • China able to build 1-million-kw nuclear power plant: engineer (17:10, May 12, 2004)
  • Scaffold collapse kills 20 at construction site in Henan (16:04, May 12, 2004)
  • Premier: Taiwan legislation to be studied (10:41, May 12, 2004)
  • China to strengthen economic cooperation with Slovakia (08:56, May 12, 2004)
  • HK Constitutional Development Task Force issues 3rd report (09:03, May 12, 2004)
  • China to tighten monetary policy (09:52, May 12, 2004)
  • Experts calls for further int'l anti-terrorism cooperation (09:26, May 12, 2004)
  • Chinese president calls for joint efforts to educate juveniles  (11:03, May 12, 2004)
  • Rescue work for the trapped miners in North China making headway (09:46, May 12, 2004)
  • Vice premier meets Asian export credit bankers (09:45, May 12, 2004)
  • Legislators study Constitution (09:43, May 12, 2004)
  • Chinese State Councilor meets Tanzanian guest (10:45, May 12, 2004)



  • Business

  • 1b yuan zero tariff products imported from ASEAN in Q1 (19:33, May 12, 2004)
  • China bans Japanese waste imports (19:32, May 12, 2004)
  • Foreign exchange trade robust in April (19:31, May 12, 2004)
  • Lack of employee career growth threatens enterprises (16:27, May 12, 2004)
  • Exporters urged to improve insurance awareness (16:28, May 12, 2004)
  • China sees a rising need for logistics (16:11, May 12, 2004)
  • Senior managers income on the rise (16:14, May 12, 2004)
  • Macao resumes import of US frozen chicken (16:15, May 12, 2004)
  • S&P releases industry report card on Chinese companies (16:17, May 12, 2004)
  • Chinese ports boast world's top containers' handling  (15:13, May 13, 2004)
  • Multinationals pump more in China (15:07, May 12, 2004)
  • Tibetan economy grows 12% for 3rd year in a row (11:29, May 12, 2004)
  • Fuyao wins anti-dumping battle in US (11:27, May 12, 2004)
  • Shanghai to host Metro China 2004 in June (11:26, May 12, 2004)
  • PBOC confident on economic objectives (11:12, May 12, 2004)
  • US$1.5b in contracts signed in London (10:38, May 12, 2004)
  • Price drop indicates economy cooling down (10:24, May 12, 2004)
  • More customs houses open for drugs imports  (09:08, May 12, 2004)
  • Shanxi reports tenfold rise in use of overseas investment (08:27, May 12, 2004)
  • China to export $150b hi-tech products (10:17, May 12, 2004)
  • China suspends soybean imports from four Brazilian suppliers (08:25, May 12, 2004)
  • New flight launched to link China, Russia and European countries (08:24, May 12, 2004)
  • Cathay Pacific gains continued growth in passenger, cargo operations (08:23, May 12, 2004)
  • Standard Chartered to set up licensed bank incorporated in HK (08:21, May 12, 2004)



  • World

  • Former UK archbishop says Iraqi prisoners abuse "shameful" (20:59, May 12, 2004)
  • Killing of US civilian "barbaric": Australian FM (20:57, May 12, 2004)
  • ROK, DPRK to hold high-level military talks (19:26, May 12, 2004)
  • Memo: Iraq abuse, "vigilante justice" (17:28, May 12, 2004)
  • ROK regrets over Iraq abuse, reaffirms troop dispatch (17:09, May 12, 2004)
  • Cambodia to have new govt soon: PM (17:08, May 12, 2004)
  • Commander of US Army-Pacific visits Hanoi (17:06, May 12, 2004)
  • Six-party talks working group meeting starts (17:14, May 12, 2004)
  • New strain of bird flu found in western Canada (15:45, May 12, 2004)
  • Guinea-Bissau values relations with China: PM (15:44, May 12, 2004)
  • U.S. backs China joining nuclear group (15:42, May 12, 2004)
  • Former Australian diplomat hangs himself in Indonesian prison (15:41, May 12, 2004)
  • Japan denies Koizumi's Pyongyang visit plan (15:39, May 12, 2004)
  • Chile confirms dispatch of 590 soldiers to Haiti (11:29, May 12, 2004)
  • Abuse photos of Iraqi prisoners abhorrent: NZ army chief (11:28, May 12, 2004)
  • G-8 to strengthen cooperation in fighting terror (11:26, May 12, 2004)
  • Russia not to send more troops to Chechnya (11:24, May 12, 2004)
  • Over 2,000 suspects arrested in Morocco since Casablanca blasts (11:22, May 12, 2004)
  • Chinese premier starts visit to Ireland (08:26, May 12, 2004)
  • Japan to urge G-8 to help Mideast reform (08:25, May 12, 2004)
  • Iran warns Israel against attacking its nuke facilities (08:24, May 12, 2004)
  • Saddam to be handed over to Iraqis before power transfer (08:20, May 12, 2004)
  • US general denies abuse is "about policies and planning" (08:19, May 12, 2004)
  • British Queen Elizabeth meets Chinese premier (10:42, May 12, 2004)
  • Bush slaps sanctions against Syria (10:16, May 12, 2004)
  • Israel, Palestinians wage war in Gaza, 15 kilLed (08:11, May 12, 2004)
  • Rumsfeld defends Pentagon's handling of prisoner abuse (08:10, May 12, 2004)
  • American civilian beheaded in Iraq (08:08, May 12, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • Will Rumsfeld quit over abuse scandal? (13:39, May 12, 2004)
  • Image of "Statue of Liberty", a big downturn: Comment  (16:17, May 12, 2004)



  • Sports

  • Olympic venues open to global bids (11:22, May 12, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • China able to build 1-million-kw nuclear power plant (17:38, May 12, 2004)
  • China to treat 100,000 HIV/AIDS patients by 2005 (16:20, May 12, 2004)
  • Microsoft warns of "important" Windows flaw  (14:14, May 12, 2004)
  • Shenzhou VI to be launched in fall 2005 (11:19, May 12, 2004)
  • China's first frozen egg baby born (10:47, May 12, 2004)



  • Life

  • Blazed forest in NE China sees ecological recovery (21:01, May 12, 2004)
  • "Recovery of SARS patients is the best gift for us": nurses (21:02, May 12, 2004)
  • China gets old before getting rich (19:28, May 12, 2004)
  • Farmer wins 'AIDS blood' case (17:31, May 12, 2004)
  • Famous Cross-talker dies of traffic accident (17:16, May 12, 2004)
  • Experts caution unscientific ways of weight loss (16:23, May 12, 2004)
  • Shanghai Doctors on the take may get axed (14:14, May 12, 2004)
  • Chewing food for infants dangerous (13:46, May 12, 2004)
  • China to put forward 3 historical sites for UNESCO heritage list (17:16, May 12, 2004)
  • HK Customs smashes drugs storage center (08:24, May 12, 2004)
  • Jinan reports largest rainfall in 11 years (08:22, May 12, 2004)
  • HK to build world longest cable-stay bridge (08:20, May 12, 2004)



  • Photo

    Six-party talks working group meeting starts

    Cars carrying delegates enter the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, May 12, 2004. The first working group meeting for the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue started here Wednesday morning. (Xinhua Photo)

    Chemical, biotech exhibition opens

    Visitors discuss pump and valve products at the Sixth International Exhibition Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, which opened yesterday at the Beijing International Exhibition Centre. More than 400 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions will attend the five-day event. A series of seminars and forums are to be held during the exhibition. (newsphoto)

    2004 Berlin Air Show

    A Tornado fighter plane, made in Germany, flies in the 2004 Berlin Air Show in Berlin, Germany, May 10, 2004. Some 987 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions took part in the week-long air show, opened on May 10.

    Chinese premier starts visit to Ireland

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived Dublin on Tuesday for a two-day official visit to Ireland, the last leg of his five-nation European tour.

    Press conference for BMW Asian Golf Open

    Irish golf player Padraig Harrington drives his ball as he attends a press conference in Shanghai Tangchen Golf Club, May 11, 2004.

    Nurses Day (2)

    Graduates hold lit candles during a swearing ceremony at the Health School of Jinan in east China's Shandong Province May 11, 2004 on the eve of the International Nurses Day. In China, nursing has played an important role in the country's public health cause. By the end of 2002, China had nearly 1.266 million nurses, accounting for 29.4 percent of the country's medical workers.

    Nurses Day

    Nurses of the No. 1 People's Hospital of Zhejiang Province smile when receiving flowers from patients May 11, 2004 on the eve of the International Nurses Day. In China, nursing has played an important role in the country's public health cause. By the end of 2002, China had nearly 1.266 million nurses, accounting for 29.4 percent of the country's medical workers.

    Jia Qinglin met former Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto

    Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), talks with former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in Beijing, May 11, 2004. Hashimoto is attending a symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Situation and Cooperation that opened here Tuesday.


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