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News Archive --- Date:20050101


  • Beijing sets up SARS alarm system (19:57, January 01)
  • Friendship organization sends donation to tsunami-hit countries (19:59, January 01)
  • Chinese President outlines work agenda for 2005 (17:24, January 01)
  • President Hu reiterates China's stance on Taiwan (15:50, January 01)
  • Chinese Buddhist temple donates to tsunami-hit countries (15:00, January 01)
  • China to provide possible aid in its power for tsunami-hit countries (14:45, January 01)
  • Chinese FM elaborates on relief work at new year reception (10:03, January 01)
  • Chinese president delivers New Year's message  (10:17, January 01)
  • Chinese leaders' sympathy, regards extended to some quake, tsunami (10:00, January 01)
  • China to give 500 mln yuan more to tsunami victims  (12:28, January 01)

  • Business

  • More Chinese companies doing well in going global in 2004 (16:22, January 01)
  • China's rules on pricing system for IPOs take effect (14:17, January 01)
  • China scraps duty rebates on aluminum, ferroalloy (13:56, January 01)
  • China to levy export tax on textile products (13:32, January 01)
  • West-East pipeline boosts China's natural gas market  (12:26, January 01)
  • China issues 687 billion yuan of treasury bonds (14:49, January 01)
  • China to remain Asia's economic growth engine: Singapore PM (11:27, January 01)

  • World

  • Pakistan, India exchange lists of nuclear (19:50, January 01)
  • Japanese shy away from hosting foreign students in holidays (19:52, January 01)
  • Estrada undergoes successful surgery in HK (19:54, January 01)
  • Japanese PM not to visit Yasukuni Shrine during New Year period (17:34, January 01)
  • 6 HK people confirmed missing in Sri Lanka, Maldives  (17:32, January 01)
  • Website set up in Thailand to track tsunami death toll  (17:36, January 01)
  • Some 14,000 confirmed missing in Sri Lanka: official (16:10, January 01)
  • Insurgents burn schools, telephone boxes in deep south Thailand  (16:30, January 01)
  • Bush pledges to continue war on terror  (11:53, January 01)
  • Annan, Powell meet on coordination of tsunami relief efforts (11:09, January 01)
  • Pledged aid for tsunami-hit nations reaches US$1.2 bln (11:15, January 01)
  • Chirac announces holding EU constitution referendum before summer (14:02, January 01)
  • US increases aid to US$350 mln, France collects 60 mln euros  (14:24, January 01)
  • Annan hails two peace deals by Sudan govt, southern rebels (14:27, January 01)
  • Yanukovych decides to resign as PM (11:19, January 01)
  • National Mourning Day in Sri Lanka for tsunami victims  (11:16, January 01)
  • AU commits support to victims of tidal waves (16:38, January 01)
  • Arroyo vows urgent change in 2005 (11:03, January 01)
  • Chinese relief team arrives in Indonesia's Sumatra (10:57, January 01)
  • Chinese Red Cross donates to tsunami-hit Myanmar (12:00, January 01)
  • 4 Chinese confirmed dead in tsunami in Thailand (09:29, January 01)
  • More than 4,000 bodies found in Thailand's Phangnga (14:38, January 01)

  • Opinion

  • 2004 "Cultural Taiwan Independence" rouses strong protests in Taiwan  (08:42, January 05)
  • Mutual benefit, common development: Commerce Minister   (08:41, January 05)

  • Sports

  • Liaoning, Jiangsu keep CBA division-leading spots at year-end (15:25, January 01)
  • Soccer official warns clubs to put "love" before money (15:19, January 01)

  • Science & Technology

  • International diabetes conference to be held in Wellington (15:48, January 01)
  • China sets up research center for world heritage protection (12:20, January 01)

  • Life

  • China uncovers 21 illegal compact disc production lines in 2004 (16:03, January 01)
  • New Year concert held in Beijing (15:59, January 01)
  • HK sees abundant cultural activities in 2004 (15:53, January 01)

  • Photo

    Tsunami-hit countries start reconstruction

    Local residents carry furniture back home in Matara, Sri Lanka, on Dec. 30, 2004. Recently, the reconstruction of local residents stricken by last Sunday's tsunami is under way.

    Premier Wen meets with envoys of tsunami-hit countries

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets in Beijing on Dec. 31, 2004 with diplomatic envoys of the Indian Ocean tsunami-hit countries in China and representatives of some international organizations including Indonesian ambassador to China Aa Kustia. China will offer an additional 500 million yuan (US$ 60.46) of humanitarian aid to these countries in misery.

    Chinese Embassy to Iraq toasts for New Year

    Yang Honglin (R3), China's ambassador to Iraq and other personnel of the embassy, staff workers from China's companies in Baghdad, and journalists from Baghdad Branch of China's Xinhua News Agency toast during a New Year party held in Mansour Hotel in Baghdad, capital of Iraq on Dec. 31, 2004.

    Chinese forensic experts to Phuket, relief team in Sumatra

    Chinese forensic experts display a Chinese national flag together with officials of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand at Bangkok airport in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Dec. 31, 2004. A team of five Chinese forensic doctors arrived in Bangkok early Friday. They would fly to Phuket, a Thai resort island badly hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, to join other forensic teams to take DNA samples from corpses of tsunami victims for confirming their identity.

    Sri Lanka sets National Mourn Day for tsunami victims

    Local residents hold candles to commemorate the victims in the killing tsunami during a commemorating ceremony in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, on Dec. 31, 2004. Friday was announced as the national mourning day for the victims killed in the aftermath of Sunday's tsunami.

    President Hu delivers New Year message

    Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers a New Year's message to all Chinese on the mainland, and in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, overseas Chinese and friends of different nations on China Radio International (CRI), China National Radio and China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing on Dec. 31, 2004.

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