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News Archive --- Date:20040527


China

  • 500 mln RMB worth counterfeit drugs uncovered in 2003 (17:47, May 27, 2004)
  • China vows to help the poor into common prosperity before 2020 (17:41, May 27, 2004)
  • China attaches importance to international anti-poverty cooperation (17:42, May 27, 2004)
  • China attaches importance to job creation (17:43, May 27, 2004)
  • Defense minister vows to strengthen military ties with Thailand (16:19, May 27, 2004)
  • 'Unity is path to long-term prosperity'  (16:04, May 27, 2004)
  • China to support global poverty reduction efforts  (08:19, May 27, 2004)
  • Chinese official receives Uruguayan medal (08:26, May 27, 2004)
  • Flood prevention on Yangtze River faces severe situation (08:28, May 27, 2004)
  • China to probe human rights infringements (08:26, May 27, 2004)
  • Chinese vice premier meets GE chairman (08:28, May 27, 2004)
  • China opposes US permitting Taiwan's Lu to make transit stop (08:23, May 27, 2004)
  • CPPCC vice-chairwoman meets HK public figures (10:32, May 27, 2004)
  • China's courts take tough measures to ensure fairness (08:27, May 27, 2004)
  • China, India to promote bilateral ties: FMs (08:09, May 27, 2004)
  • China to build first regional climate, ecology surveillance network (08:29, May 27, 2004)
  • China: Iraq should be controlled by Iraqi (10:33, May 27, 2004)
  • To increase farmer's income, a new challenge for China's poverty reduction endeavor (08:15, May 27, 2004)
  • China gets over 9-mln dlr aid for poverty reduction (08:12, May 27, 2004)



  • Business

  • War in Iraq and speculation blamed for higher oil prices in China: official (17:49, May 27, 2004)
  • Hydropower development faces good opportunities (17:48, May 27, 2004)
  • Prevent both heat and coldness in economy, ADB economist (17:10, May 27, 2004)
  • New insurance for hi-tech products planned (16:24, May 27, 2004)
  • Insurers allowed to invest abroad (16:29, May 27, 2004)
  • China supports Russian WTO entry (14:49, May 27, 2004)
  • China to nurture its own multinationals (14:42, May 27, 2004)
  • China economic restructuring presses on seven jobs this year (14:40, May 27, 2004)
  • Wine imports boosted by lower tariffs (14:22, May 27, 2004)
  • Local gov'ts told to curb price hikes (14:00, May 27, 2004)
  • Bank cards taking up 20% of total consumption (13:57, May 27, 2004)
  • ERJ145 regional jets ready for delivery (14:10, May 27, 2004)
  • CBRC spotlights excessive bank loans (13:53, May 27, 2004)
  • Nuclear giants eye up China (13:57, May 27, 2004)
  • Dell vows to be top PC producer in China (14:02, May 27, 2004)
  • Private investment urged for old industrial base (11:02, May 27, 2004)
  • Operators to enjoy greater freedom (10:59, May 27, 2004)
  • Asia-Pacific region faces immense task fighting poverty: ADB president (10:31, May 27, 2004)
  • Wolfensohn: long-term plan helps China succeed in poverty reduction (10:30, May 27, 2004)
  • Beijing four metros to attract 14.5 billion yuan investment worldwide  (11:30, May 27, 2004)
  • China's overseas investment exceeds US$30b (08:29, May 27, 2004)
  • MNCs to be allowed to operate foreign exchange funds overseas (08:19, May 27, 2004)
  • China's service industry to see rapid growth from 2006 (08:29, May 27, 2004)
  • US Northwest Airlines to provide new services in China (08:23, May 27, 2004)



  • World

  • Sonia Gandhi elected leader of India's UPA (16:16, May 27, 2004)
  • Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Sudan (16:11, May 27, 2004)
  • World reaction to US-UK resolution on Iraq (16:11, May 27, 2004)
  • Wu Bangguo meets with Russian PM  (14:44, May 27, 2004)
  • US: al-Qaeda ready to hit "hard"   (14:13, May 27, 2004)
  • Dominican, Haiti floods death toll nears 2,000 (11:21, May 27, 2004)
  • Blair dismisses split with US on Iraq  (11:16, May 27, 2004)
  • More Abu Ghraib Prison photos shown on TV (11:02, May 27, 2004)
  • China proposes amendments to US-UK resolution on Iraq (10:42, May 27, 2004)
  • About 100 Shiite militiamen killed In Iraq (09:40, May 27, 2004)
  • Aide to Radical Iraqi Cleric Captured in Najaf (09:36, May 27, 2004)
  • Thailand reports new bird flu outbreak (08:56, May 27, 2004)
  • Security tightened in Islamabad after Karachi explosions  (08:56, May 27, 2004)
  • NATO supports Albania's aspiration for integration (08:24, May 27, 2004)
  • Sudanese govt., rebels sign peace protocols in Kenya (08:17, May 27, 2004)
  • Al Qaeda almost ready to attack US: Ashcroft (08:31, May 27, 2004)
  • Gore denounces US Iraq war plan (08:12, May 27, 2004)
  • Kerry decides to accept nomination at convention (08:19, May 27, 2004)
  • OAS accepts China as permanent observer (08:11, May 27, 2004)
  • China expects Putin's visit in October: Wu  (14:15, May 27, 2004)



  • Opinion

  • US awkward in handling prisoner abuse scandal: Commentary (17:25, May 27, 2004)
  • Protectionism hurts everyone (12:35, May 27, 2004)
  • Demolishing barrier: easy to talk, hard to carry out (09:40, May 27, 2004)



  • Sports

  • Olympics to lift firms' fortunes  (16:57, May 27, 2004)
  • Vintage Porto: Kings of Europe (13:51, May 27, 2004)
  • Not just at Real Madrid to sell shirts: Beckham (13:51, May 27, 2004)
  • Zheng makes history for China in Roland Garros (16:35, May 27, 2004)
  • Chinese pair leading women's beach volleyball open at home (08:44, May 27, 2004)
  • China beaten by France in volleyball Olympic qualifier  (08:37, May 27, 2004)



  • Science & Technology

  • Higher learning needs quality, not quantity (18:04, May 27, 2004)
  • China revising regulations on laboratory animal (16:13, May 27, 2004)
  • 3,000-year-old city wall discovered in Shaanxi (16:18, May 27, 2004)
  • 3,000-year-old tortoise shells unearthed in Shaanxi (16:17, May 27, 2004)
  • Ancient tombs of royal standard discovered in Shaanxi (16:11, May 27, 2004)
  • Protection of Chinese language urged (11:00, May 27, 2004)
  • Int'l hi-tech expo yields fruitful results (08:58, May 27, 2004)
  • China brings world new opportunities on transport tech application (08:58, May 27, 2004)
  • Stanford University to open Beijing branch (08:57, May 27, 2004)



  • Life

  • China revising rules on lab animal (14:08, May 27, 2004)
  • 89 hospitalized for food poisoning in Liaoning (10:38, May 27, 2004)
  • Key officials 'knew' of bad milk powder (10:38, May 27, 2004)



  • Photo

    Premier Wen on inspection tour of Shanghai

    Premier Wen Jiabao (L) visits Shi Linzhen, an old model worker, at her home, during his inspection tour of Shanghai May 24-25, 2004. (Xinhua Photo)

    IOC, GE sign cooperation agreement

    US General Electric (GE) Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt (C), Yuan Weimin (R), head of State General Sports Administration, and Hein Verbruggen, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission, shake hands at the agreement signing ceremony for GE turning a global Olympic cooperation partner IOC in Beijing on May 26. GE, one of the 11 global sponsors selected by IOC, will be IOC's partner since Jan. 1, 2005 for eight years.

    US releases images of terrorist suspects

    This composite image, courtesy of the FBI, shows people sought for questioning in connction with possible terrorist threats on the US. (Clockwise from upper L) Amer El-Maati, Aafia Siddiqui, Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Adam Yahite Gadahn, Aberraouf Jdey and Ahmed Khafan Ghailani. (AFP photo)

    Iraqi prisoners abuse

    In this undated image obtained by NBC News, and made available Wednesday May 26, 2004, what appear to be Iraq detainees lay on the floor, while U.S. military personnel are seen nearby at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad. (AP Photo)

    School for migrant workers' children

    Liujie, a volunteer student from Tianjin Institute of Commerce (TIC), gives an English class to pupils of Caiyuanzi (vegetable garden) Hope Primary School in Tianjin, north China, May 26, 2004. Established by a girl named Zhang Liqin ten years ago, the primary school has offered education especially for children of migrant workers. More than 200 children have received education in the school during the past decade. Earlier this year, four volunteers from TIC joined the school, offering English, music, art and gymnastic education to students there, thus giving its curriculum more vitality.

    International Folk Handicrafts Exhibition in Hangzhou

    Visitors fascinated by a giant bronze tobacco pipe displayed at the Fourth Hangzhou International Folk Handicrafts Exhibition in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province May 26, 2004. With a weight of 116 kilograms, the pipe is 2.8 meters long and 1.16 meters in diameter in its round part.

    Global Conference on Scaling Up Poverty Reduction

    The Global Conference on Scaling Up Poverty Reduction opens at Shanghai International Convention Center here May 26, 2004. More than 800 delegates across the world attended the conference jointly sponsored by the World Bank and the Chinese government. Its purpose is to exchange experiences, reduce poverty and expand development through South-South cooperation.

    Human cost of war in Iraq

    A total of 800 pairs of combat boots bearing the names of US officers and soldiers killed in Iraq war are lined up for display next to the Capitol in Washington May 25, 2004. The exhibition called "Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War in Iraq" was sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, a non-governmental organization.

    CPPCC Vice Chairperson attends veneration ceremony of Buddha's sarira

    (from L to R) Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, Yicheng, chairman of the Buddhist Association of China, Tung Chee-hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Liu Yandong, Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Kok Kwong, chairman of Hong Kong Buddhist Association, and Wang Fengchao, vice director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, attend a grand ceremony for veneration of Buddha's sarira, a national treasure from Famen Temple of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, at the Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition Center here May 26, 2004. The sarira, which is believed to be a bone section of the Buddha's finger and a scanty relic in the world, will be displayed publicly in Hong Kong from May 26 to June 4.

    Victims of Saddam regime to get compensation

    Paul Bremer (C), the American civil governor in Iraq, holds a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2004. Bremer told the media that the coalition forces would provide 25 million US dollars to compensate victims of the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. A Special Task Force will be set up to do the work.

    Men's volleyball lost to France

    China lost to France for their first defeat in four matches at the men's volleyball Asian and final qualifying tournament for the Athens Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on May 26.

    Top legislator, Russian president hold talks

    Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, capital of Russia, May 26, 2004. (Xinhua Photo)


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