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News Archive --- Date:20040513


China

  • Journalists to set off on "new pilgrimage to the west" (21:37, May 13, 2004)
  • New contents added to six-party working group meeting: FM (21:36, May 13, 2004)
  • Brazilian president to visit China (21:36, May 13, 2004)
  • China, Canada launch social service project fo rural women (21:35, May 13, 2004)
  • Vietnamese PM to visit China, Mongolia (21:34, May 13, 2004)
  • Slovakia to establish consulate in Shanghai (21:33, May 13, 2004)
  • Vice premier meets Emerson CEO (17:30, May 13, 2004)
  • More laid-offs re-employed in Q1 (17:28, May 13, 2004)
  • China opposes terrorism in all forms: DM (17:27, May 13, 2004)
  • Taiwan spy sentenced to 5-year in prison (15:36, May 13, 2004)
  • Premier Wen returns to Beijing from European visit (15:29, May 13, 2004)
  • Six-party group meeting conducive, in-depth: FM (12:14, May 13, 2004)
  • Separation means dead end for Chen (09:22, May 13, 2004)
  • Taiwan experts welcome to join Chinese WHA delegation  (08:26, May 13, 2004)
  • Beijing health authority controls baby gender checkup beforehand  (12:15, May 13, 2004)
  • One-China principle must be followed: spokesman (08:20, May 13, 2004)
  • HK to be vigilant against illegal workers (12:15, May 13, 2004)
  • China bids to double agricultural exports in a decade (08:24, May 13, 2004)
  • Chinese, Japanese lawyers push to set up compensation fund WWII laborers (08:38, May 13, 2004)
  • China, US to strengthen logistic cooperation (08:21, May 13, 2004)
  • China to consider legal means to promote reunification (15:23, May 13, 2004)



  • Business

  • PBC: loan growth still in fast lane (21:41, May 13, 2004)
  • FDI hits $19.6b in Jan.-April period (21:47, May 13, 2004)
  • Export of live poultry normalized from mainland to HK (21:40, May 13, 2004)
  • Nation's largest crude oil wharf completed (21:39, May 13, 2004)
  • China to strengthen oil cooperation with Kazakhstan (21:38, May 13, 2004)
  • Insurance fund increase considered (15:00, May 13, 2004)
  • Metal company's profits rocket 350% (15:02, May 13, 2004)
  • JV vows to keep premium market dominance (15:05, May 13, 2004)
  • Reports of PBOC and OECE on pressure and prospect of China's economy (14:21, May 13, 2004)
  • World-class logistic exhibition held in China (11:14, May 13, 2004)
  • Morning brief news (10:08, May 13, 2004)
  • Int'l cultural industry fair to be held in Shenzhen (08:17, May 13, 2004)
  • HK SFC increases profit by 60% in 2003 (08:20, May 13, 2004)
  • PBC worries about over-investment in fixed assets (08:22, May 13, 2004)
  • HKEX triples net profit in Q1 (08:23, May 13, 2004)
  • HK to monitor services of travel agents (08:24, May 13, 2004)
  • China hopes to double agricultural exports in a decade (08:26, May 13, 2004)
  • Beijing to host Fortune Global Forum 2005 (08:28, May 13, 2004)



  • World

  • Rumsfeld pays surprise visit to Baghdad (21:13, May 13, 2004)
  • Indian PM to resign Thursday evening (09:30, May 14, 2004)
  • 5 lawmakers of Japan's DJP resign over pension scandal (18:31, May 13, 2004)
  • Thai-US joint annual military exercise kicks off (16:44, May 13, 2004)
  • Trend reflects state issues playing key factor in India election (21:11, May 13, 2004)
  • Indian PM to resign after election defeat (16:46, May 13, 2004)
  • India's ruling party holds emergency meeting on possible loss in elections (21:11, May 13, 2004)
  • Chavez claims paramilitary infiltration planned in US (15:21, May 13, 2004)
  • Six-party working group meeting continues (15:19, May 13, 2004)
  • Honduran troops pull out of Iraq (15:17, May 13, 2004)
  • Two more US soldiers set court brings more condemnation (15:16, May 13, 2004)
  • Russian delegation rules out breakthrough at six-party talks working group meeting (15:19, May 13, 2004)
  • Norwegian senior official meets Tamil rebels (15:06, May 13, 2004)
  • Arroyo to hold Cabinet meeting to discuss pro-poor project (15:05, May 13, 2004)
  • US backs China joining nuclear group (14:32, May 13, 2004)
  • NATO approves air support for Euro 2004 (11:27, May 13, 2004)
  • Bolivian parliament okays dispatch of troops to DRC (11:25, May 13, 2004)
  • Palestine delivers six Israeli soldiers' remains (11:23, May 13, 2004)
  • Portuguese president pays tribute to FIVB (11:21, May 13, 2004)
  • Denmark to extend stay of forces in Iraq (11:19, May 13, 2004)
  • Prisoner abuse scandal damages US credibility, Mideast strategy: US scholars (11:17, May 13, 2004)
  • Six-party group meeting conducive, in-depth: FM (15:20, May 13, 2004)
  • Some Arabs say beheading justified (11:30, May 13, 2004)
  • US to free 20 Pakistanis from Guantanamo: Pakistan (08:39, May 13, 2004)
  • Greece condemns human rights violations in Iraq (08:28, May 13, 2004)
  • Blair admits Iraq abuse immensely damaging (08:38, May 13, 2004)
  • Beheading of US civilian not to force Australia out of Iraq: PM (08:36, May 13, 2004)
  • US sets two more court martials over Iraqi prisoner abuse (08:35, May 13, 2004)
  • Six Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza Strip (08:26, May 13, 2004)
  • Coalition authorities formally hand over Iraq's foreign ministry (08:25, May 13, 2004)
  • Russia's Chechnya to hold presidential elections in September (08:34, May 13, 2004)
  • Fresh photos show disturbing images of torture in Iraqi prison (08:23, May 13, 2004)
  • Wen, Ahern agree to boost Sino-Irish ties (08:18, May 13, 2004)
  • Premier Wen says strong Europe conducive to world  (11:26, May 13, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • Corruption's long and winding road (15:41, May 13, 2004)
  • GCR: China to be a center of world factory (15:20, May 13, 2004)
  • Comment: a mirror of US human rights (21:14, May 13, 2004)
  • Japan must face up to history (09:17, May 13, 2004)
  • Abolition or retention of agricultural tax under consideration (08:31, May 13, 2004)



  • Sports

  • Canadian ballet to donate for Chinese athletes (21:28, May 13, 2004)
  • Sports bureaux take blame for lottery fraud (15:50, May 13, 2004)
  • S.Korea, DPRK to discuss details of joint march in Athens Olympics  (08:18, May 13, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • Glaciers' melting may put China in risk (21:30, May 13, 2004)
  • Looming grad numbers strain job market (15:38, May 13, 2004)
  • 3G field tests to start next week (14:58, May 13, 2004)



  • Life

  • More centenarians living in Tianjin (21:32, May 13, 2004)
  • Beijing penalizes troublemakers behind heavy traffic jams (21:31, May 13, 2004)
  • Tibet has more mobile phone users than fixed phones users (21:24, May 13, 2004)
  • Shanghai to enforce antibiotics rules in July (15:38, May 13, 2004)
  • Violent film "Brother" banned on Chinese mainland (15:27, May 13, 2004)
  • Ten new EU members become destination countries of Chinese tourists (21:24, May 13, 2004)
  • Sports officials take blame for lottery fraud (11:19, May 13, 2004)
  • Skull find bridges 6,000 years  (11:23, May 13, 2004)
  • Shanghai to help revamp Tibetan holy site (11:11, May 13, 2004)
  • Youth given ID cards amid controversy (08:33, May 13, 2004)



  • Photo

    Cannes Film Festival kicked off

    Chinese actress Gong Li, Indian actress Aishwarya Rai and French model Laetitia Casta (L-R) pose during red carpet arrivals on the first day of the 57th International film festival in Cannes, May 12, 2004. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's Out of Competition film 'Mala Educacion' (Bad Education) is screened on the opening night of the film festival. (Xinhua/AFP)

    China steps into semifinals in Thomas Cup

    Chinese Cai Yun (front) and Fu Haifeng beat their Japanese counterpart 2-0. Finally China ousted Japan 3-0 to enter semifinals.

    Exhibition of Chinese stamps kicks off in Paris

    A French viewed the Chinese stamps exhibited at the Paris Post Museum. The exhibition opened on May 11 and will close on Aug 28. The exhibition is a part of "Chinese Culture Year"held in France.

    China bows out of Olympic qualifiers wtih a win

    Chinese naitonal Olympic soccer team beat Malaysia in Kuala Lumpa on May 12 2-1 in their last game of qualifiers for Athens Olympic Games.

    Ceremony for "power transfer" in Iraq

    A ceremony to transfer the power of the Coalition Provisional Authority to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry was held in Baghdad on May 12, 2004.

    Promotion of Samsung products in HK

    Sangsung Electronics held promotions in Hong Kong May 12, 2004. 80 digital products were exhibited in the promotion. Among them, 20 are new models first seen in the region.

    14th National Book Fair in Guilin

    The 14th National Book Fair war held in Guilin, a tourism resort in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on May 12, 2004. Nearly 160,000 kinds of books were on display in the fair.

    China goes into the semi finals in Uber Cup

    Chinese single player Zhou Mi is in the quarter finals against Baharum Norshahliza from Malaysia in the 2004 Uber Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia May 12, 2004. Zhou won the game 2-0. Finally, China goes into the semi finals after beating Malaysia 3-0.

    Panda sculptures stirring Washington zoo

    You would think Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, Washington's celebrated and very celibate pandas, would get the hint today when 18 panda sculptures were unveiled in front of their eyes at the National Zoo.

    Iraqi prisoners abused by US soldiers

    The New Yorker photo shows that Iraqi prisoners were forced by the US soldiers to have sex and masturbate in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops went beyond the photos seen by most Americans, shaken lawmakers said Wednesday after viewing fresh pictures and video that they said depicted forced sex, brutality and dogs snarling at cowed prisoners.

    Premier Wen holds talks with Irish President

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) talks with Irish President Mary McAleese during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Dublin, capital of Ireland, May 12, 2004.


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