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News Archive --- Date:20040521


China

  • Chinese religious leaders condemn US religious freedom report (21:11, May 21, 2004)
  • Beijing discharges last SARS patient (21:05, May 21, 2004)
  • China increases government spending on medical equipment (20:43, May 21, 2004)
  • Chinese vice president meets Togo guest (20:42, May 21, 2004)
  • Experts: Chen on road to instability (08:57, May 21, 2004)
  • New deputy mayor appointed in Shanghai (08:22, May 21, 2004)
  • Premier holds talks with Vietnamese PM  (08:44, May 21, 2004)
  • Toxic liquid spills into rivers in south China (08:24, May 21, 2004)
  • Vice-Premier urges better emergency measures for natural disasters (08:17, May 21, 2004)
  • Taiwanese protest Chen Shui-bian's "inauguration"  (10:49, May 21, 2004)



  • Business

  • Taiwan shares close up 2.57 percent (21:02, May 21, 2004)
  • Veolia Environnement to increase China presence (13:18, May 21, 2004)
  • BMW launches new plant in Shenyang (13:16, May 21, 2004)
  • China to beef up establishment of enterprise annuities (13:14, May 21, 2004)
  • Consumers still wary of GM products (10:06, May 21, 2004)
  • FTA talks to conclude ahead of schedule (10:04, May 21, 2004)
  • Commission approves cotton futures trading (10:03, May 21, 2004)
  • Ambassador says high-tech sector fuels Sweden-China trade (09:15, May 21, 2004)
  • China, US air traffic officials advance aviation cooperation (09:13, May 21, 2004)
  • China's first joint venture life insurance company opens Beijing branch (08:30, May 21, 2004)
  • 4th information forum on Asia-Pacific cities opens in Shanghai (08:47, May 21, 2004)
  • China encourages high-tech cooperation with foreign firms (08:27, May 21, 2004)



  • World

  • India, Pakistan to talk about nuclear CBMs (21:16, May 21, 2004)
  • US starts releasing Iraqi prisoners from Abu Ghraib (21:16, May 21, 2004)
  • Russia, EU sign protocol on Russia's accession to WTO (21:15, May 21, 2004)
  • US bases in Iraq's Najaf being attacked (21:08, May 21, 2004)
  • Early presidential election in Russia's Chechnya set for Aug. 29 (20:47, May 21, 2004)
  • Australia to open diplomatic mission in Libya (20:47, May 21, 2004)
  • New details of prison abuse emerge  (17:27, May 21, 2004)
  • BIF abuse more egregious than Abu Ghraib (13:11, May 21, 2004)
  • Kazakh parliament ratifies military accord with China (13:12, May 21, 2004)
  • Soldier: Abu Ghraib prison abuse normal (10:10, May 21, 2004)
  • US to investigate Iraqi inmate's death (10:09, May 21, 2004)
  • ROK president joins Uri Party  (09:50, May 21, 2004)
  • Malaysia-China relations progress very fast in 30 years: PM (09:19, May 21, 2004)
  • Pakistan reiterates non-negotiable position on nuclear program (09:04, May 21, 2004)
  • Russia, EU set to sign agreement on Russia's accession to WTO (08:21, May 21, 2004)
  • Two charged over flour attack on Blair (09:03, May 21, 2004)
  • Athens Olympic stadium caught in fire (08:50, May 21, 2004)
  • US to remain in Iraq after handover (08:43, May 21, 2004)
  • Honduran troops begin to leave Iraq for home (09:02, May 21, 2004)
  • US seeks renewal of exemption from world criminal court (08:31, May 21, 2004)
  • Britain condemns destruction of Palestinian homes by Israeli troops (08:23, May 21, 2004)
  • Bush seeks to rally Republican lawmakers as approval ratings slump (09:01, May 21, 2004)
  • US House approves delay in military base closings (09:16, May 21, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • Koizumi bets election win on DPRK visit (20:59, May 21, 2004)
  • Public Territory Theory and China Opportunity (20:58, May 21, 2004)
  • Privilege trampling on human rights -- World focuses on Iraqi prisoner abuses by US troops (17:00, May 21, 2004)
  • Whose Dragon Boat Festival?  (10:40, May 21, 2004)
  • Rhetoric can't hide Chen's true intent (09:00, May 21, 2004)



  • Sports

  • Four mountaineers die in climbing Mt. Qomolangma (21:13, May 21, 2004)
  • Jordan prefers a NBA team of his own  (08:51, May 21, 2004)
  • Yao Ming back home quietly  (08:55, May 21, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • ESA admits "Great Wal" on satellite photo a mistake  (17:04, May 21, 2004)
  • National nanotech center names principal investigator (09:38, May 21, 2004)
  • HK launches internship scheme for tertiary students (08:33, May 21, 2004)



  • Life

  • Extra to star in murder case (16:35, May 21, 2004)
  • Those under 25 most eager for new jobs (13:57, May 21, 2004)
  • Life changed for those behind bars (13:59, May 21, 2004)
  • Being a summer butterfly (13:55, May 21, 2004)
  • China Pavilion logo for World Expo 2005 in Japan unveiled (10:13, May 21, 2004)
  • Beijing issues second-generation ID card  (09:26, May 21, 2004)
  • Traffic accident deaths drop in April (08:39, May 21, 2004)
  • Investigators begin decoding black boxes from NW China plane crash (08:37, May 21, 2004)
  • Phone number publicized for supervision over sentence reduction (08:35, May 21, 2004)



  • Photo

    China's first astronaut meets his US counterparts

    China's first astronaut Yang Liwei (L) presents former US astronaut Bill Nelson the model of an astronaut, made of crystal, and some of his pitures, at the Capitol Hill in Washington May 20, 2004. Yang arrived in Washington on Thursday. (Xinhua photo)

    New details of prison abuse emerge

    An unidentified soldier appears to be kneeling on naked detainees in a photo from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. (Photo: Washington Post)

    SARS patient in Beijing discharged from hospital

    Recovered SARS patient surnamed Yang makes a phone call after he is discharged from hospital in Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2004. Yang, a post-doctoral researcher of the Beijing-based national Institute of Virology, was one of the last two SARS patients in Beijing. The other SARS patient surnamed Zhang is to get out of islation soon.

    Healing and Protective Articles for the Disabled Fair

    A visitor tries a healing and protective holder for knees at the opening of the '2004 Germany's International Healing and Protective Articles for the Disabled Fair in Leipzig, a city in Germany May 19, 2004. Some 329 manufacturers from 31 countries attended this 4-day fair.

    PLA helps traing honor guard for Gabon

    Gabonese Defense Minister Ali Bongo shakes hands with Chinese Lieutenant Colonel Wang Yuanjing after reviewing the rehearsal of the Gabonese Honor Guard May 19, 2004. A training team, headed by Wang, from the Guard of Honor of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has trained the Gabonese Honor Guard for three months. This was the first time that officers of the PLA Guard of Honor trained a foreign honor guard.

    Jordan awards trophy to students

    US NBA legend Michael Jordan (R) smiles after awarding the trophy to Shenyang No. 31 Senior High School Basketball Team, winner of the Chinese Senior High School Basketball League Final Match, in Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2004.

    Michael Jordan holds press conference

    Michael Jordan, former US NBA superstar, smiling during a press conference in Beijing, China. Beijing was the first stop of Jordan's Asian tour.

    50th anniversary of the founding of CPAFFC

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) shakes hands with a guest attending the celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2004.

    Premier Wen meets Vietnamese PM

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes hands with visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai before holding a welcoming ceremony for him in Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2004.

    Yao Ming back home

    After competing in the NBA, Yao Ming has returned home to China, arriving in Beijing last night.

    Taiwanese protest Chen's "inauguration"

    Despite the rain, thousands of Taiwanese people on Thursday gathered in the Sun Yat-sen Museum in Taipei to strongly protest Chen Shui-bian's "inauguration".


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