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News Archive --- Date:20050104


  • Taiwan Airlines "will not be absent" in charter flights (16:32, January 04)
  • "Soil Dams" to be built in the Loess Plateau (16:16, January 04)
  • PLA arranges prompt delivery (14:31, January 04)
  • Digital coordinates of 2004 (11:19, January 04)
  • China makes consistent efforts in arms control (11:12, January 04)
  • Taiwan urged to agree festival flights (10:47, January 04)
  • Chinese open their wallets to tsunami victims (10:56, January 04)
  • ARATS president mourns demise of Taiwan counterpart (10:05, January 04)
  • Nation committed to preventing overfishing (10:09, January 04)
  • CPC official mourns demise of SEF chairman  (10:27, January 04)
  • 8 Hong Kong people may have died in tsunami  (10:04, January 04)
  • Chinese Premier visits miners, vows to curb major accidents  (09:00, January 04)
  • Road accident kills 54 in NW China (08:23, January 04)

  • Business

  • Upgrading the engine of world trade (09:45, January 05)
  • HK remains world's freest economy for 11 years (17:07, January 04)
  • China contributes 12% to global trade growth (07:56, January 05)
  • Sinopec lowers gasoline price (16:55, January 04)
  • Output of a group of gas-fields up onto a new phase (16:31, January 04)
  • BenQ sees opportunity in IBM buyout (14:49, January 04)
  • Chinese bank moves step closer to $10bn IPO (14:51, January 04)
  • HBO entering digital TV market (14:53, January 04)
  • Shanghai to issue dividend index (13:37, January 04)
  • Goldsun to tap mainland cement market  (09:50, January 04)
  • China imposes anti-dumping duties on fibres (09:58, January 04)
  • Fast food price rise understandable, say experts  (08:52, January 04)
  • CSRC pledges to improve transparency  (08:43, January 04)
  • Shortfall in coal supply to remain  (08:42, January 04)
  • China's top machine tools maker more competitive after new acquisition (08:39, January 04)
  • Ping An eyes overseas capital markets  (08:40, January 04)
  • Crude oil prices fall on mild winter weather  (08:07, January 04)

  • World

  • Discussion underway on Israeli FM's visit to Jordan (17:02, January 04)
  • Chinese medical squad kicks off aid work in tsunami-hit Sri Lanka (08:43, January 05)
  • Car bomb blast rocks Baghdad, killing at least 10 (17:05, January 04)
  • Bush agrees to visit DPRK's Kaesong: report (17:02, January 04)
  • 25 countries, int'l institutions to attend summit in Jakarta (08:44, January 05)
  • Indian officials say no epidemic threat in tsunami-hit areas (08:44, January 05)
  • Over 314,000 leave homes after tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia (08:44, January 05)
  • Ugandan peace mediator in contact with rebel leaders (16:22, January 04)
  • UN secretary general to vist Sri Lanka (14:33, January 04)
  • S.Korean president conducts partial cabinet shakeup (14:36, January 04)
  • Thai king takes care of tsunami orphans (14:37, January 04)
  • Jordanian terrorist mastermind arrested in Iraq: report (14:41, January 04)
  • Tsunami aid pledges reach US$5 bln (08:44, January 05)
  • Iraqi elections hang in doubt amid continuing violence (13:16, January 04)
  • Koizumi says to make appropriate decision on shrine visit (13:11, January 04)
  • UNICEF issues $81 million appeal for tsunami-affected children (08:44, January 05)
  • Bush asks his father and Clinton to raise funds (11:02, January 04)
  • Death toll in Asia quake, tsunamis hits 142,000  (08:45, January 05)
  • Chinese death, missing toll rises in aftermath  (08:45, January 05)
  • ROK Party chief resigns over security law (09:07, January 04)
  • Arroyo declares Friday national day of mourning  (10:52, January 04)
  • US military hints at staying in Afghanistan for decades  (08:38, January 04)
  • Annan urges donor community to keep tsunami aid pledges (08:43, January 04)
  • Palestinians petition Israeli court to allow prisoners to vote  (08:39, January 04)
  • UN accepts Singapore's offer as regional relief coordination center (08:28, January 04)
  • Singapore leaders send condolences to mourn Ku's death (08:26, January 04)
  • Bush calls on Americans to donate to tsunami victims (08:25, January 04)
  • Russia backs Germany in bidding for membership of UN Security Council (08:23, January 04)
  • China's second aid to Sri Lanka arrives (08:45, January 05)
  • US sticks to Iraq elections timetable (08:20, January 04)
  • Sudanese government to celebrate final peace agreement (08:19, January 04)

  • Opinion

  • European-styled enlargement and US-styled expansion (16:44, January 04)
  • Chinese economy to maintain rapid growth: Official (16:37, January 04)
  • US expert predicts more prosperous, dangerous 2005 (08:42, January 05)

  • Sports

  • Federer starts off with a double whammy  (16:00, January 04)
  • Construction of new venues to start this year: Beijing mayor (13:13, January 04)
  • Cuban Olympic champion wrestler has intense agenda in 2005 (10:51, January 04)
  • Yan Zi loses in singles but triumphs in doubles  (09:36, January 04)
  • Businessman buys Cavaliers for US$375 million (09:09, January 04)
  • Rockets beat Jazz 99-80 (08:38, January 04)
  • Federer says he needs wins to go into Australian Open (08:22, January 04)
  • Sharapova beats Venus Williams in Australian Open warm-up   (09:09, January 04)
  • Argentina wins Hopman Cup opener  (09:09, January 04)
  • Newcastle striker Bellamy doubtful for West Brom match (07:54, January 04)

  • Science & Technology

  • Fengyun-2 goes into trial opertaion (15:04, January 04)
  • NASA marks anniversary of rover landing on Mars  (15:06, January 04)
  • Climate change may lead to tsunamis (14:56, January 04)
  • Students prove a large market force (13:59, January 04)
  • Italian researchers turn Tomato leftovers into plastic bags  (08:18, January 04)

  • Life

  • New police to take mental tests (16:24, January 04)
  • KFC and Pizzahut raise price in Beijing  (16:08, January 04)
  • New projects for 2005 spring festival transport (14:59, January 04)
  • Precious Yuan Dynasty porcelain to be auctioned (15:00, January 04)
  • Collectors pool resources for cultural "buy-back" (15:02, January 04)
  • Filmmakers urged to register titles  (13:17, January 04)
  • Road accidents come under scrutiny  (13:19, January 04)
  • Marriage fraud gang stands trial  (13:18, January 04)
  • Road accident kills 54 in Qinghai  (08:33, January 04)
  • Game to encourage creativity (08:24, January 04)
  • Local traffic rules go into effect (08:22, January 04)
  • New desert coffins unearthed in Xinjiang  (08:15, January 04)

  • Photo

    Chinese embassy to Australia donates to Indonesian tsunami-hit areas

    Chinese ambassador to Australia Fu Ying (C) presented donation for the tsunami-hit areas to the Indonesian ambassador to Australia (L2) on Jan 3rd, 2005. All members of the Chinese embassy to Australia donated one day's salary to the Indonesian tsunami-hit areas.

    "Curious ideas" attract customers in Xi'an

    A "robot cat" is promoting mobile phones at a street of Xi'an, capital of west China's Shaanxi Province on Jan 3rd, 2005. The shops are no longer contented with traditional ways of promotions. To grab the opportunity at the New Year's Day, many have come up with "curious ideas" to attract customers.

    Chairman of Strait Exchange Foundation passes away

    Ku Chen-fu (R) meets with Wang Daohan, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, Apr. 27, 1993. Ku Chen-fu, chairman of the Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF) in Taiwan, died of renal failure in Taipei January 3, 2005. (Xinhua File Photo)

    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to visit Indonesia

    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan listens to a question at a news conference at United Nations headquarters in New York City, January 3, 2005. Annan was leaving for Indonesia later Monday to attend a summit in Jakarta on Thursday and to make an appeal for aid for victims of last week's devastating Tsunami. The United Nations is concentrating it's relief efforts in Indonesia's hard-hit western Sumatra and Aceh Province where the death toll is likely to rise exponentially. (Reuters)

    Chinese medical team arrives in Colombo

    Members of the Chinese medical team take a short break on their arrival at the airport in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, before they head for Galle city, Jan. 3, 2005. A 14-member medical team assigned by the Chinese government arrived here Sunday at 11:30 p.m. (local time) to aid tsunami-hit Sri Lanka. The team is composed of medical workers from Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Beijing Friendship Hospital.

    Suicide car bomb hits Baghdad

    An Iraqi policeman demands journalists not to take photos at the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Baghdad Jan. 3, 2005. The suicide car bomb blast occurred near the headquarters of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party in western Baghdad on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 others.

    China sends fourth batch of relief material to Sri Lanka

    Staff members of Capital International Airport load relief materials onto a plane at the airport in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 3, 2005. The fourth batch of 100 tons of relief materials including medicine, food, towels, tents and generators was airlifted on Monday to Sri Lanka, one of the tsunami-hit nations in the Indian Ocean.

    President of the World Bank to retire this year

    The file photo taken on Sept. 19, 2003 shows James David Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, delivers a speech in Dubai. Wolfensohn said on Jan. 2, 2005 that he would retire this year. The 71-year-old Wolfensohn has served as the president of the organization for 10 years.

    First American Chinese member of the New York State House of Representatives sworn in

    Jimmy Meng (C), the first American Chinese member of the New York State House of Representatives, takes an oath during his inauguration ceremony at the Flushing City Hall of New York, the United States, Jan. 2, 2005. Jimmy Meng was elected as a member of the New York State House of Representatives in 2004, becoming the first member of the Chinese origin of the New York State House of Representatives in the history of the state.

    US urges Syria to strengthen control of Syria-Iraq border

    US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage speaks to reporters after meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara in Damascus, Syria, Jan. 2, 2005. Armitage urged Syria to do more to control Syria-Iraq border, despite some improvement on border security.

    Chinese rescue team works in Indonesia

    Members of the Chinese rescue team wrap up a tsunami victim's body in a tsunami-hit area in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's Aceh Province, Jan. 3, 2005. The Chinese team arrived in Indonesia Dec. 30, 2004.

    Chinese doctor carries out rescue in Indonesia

    Ding Tao (L), a doctor of the Chinese international rescue team sent to Indonesia, gives treatment to a two-year-old girl injured in the Dec. 26 tsunami, in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's Aceh Province, Jan. 2, 2005. The Chinese rescue team has sent three medical groups to local hospitals and gathering places of tsunami victims to provide medical services.

    Khafre's pyramid of Egypt reopens

    Khafre's pyramid, the second largest of the three great pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, capital of Egypt. The 143-meter-high pyramid, built in the 26th century BC, was reopened on Saturday after being closed for nearly two years for repairs and restoration.

    Premier Wen visits miners on New Year's Day

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiaobao (R) comforts the son of Niu Tieqi, associate chief engineer of the Chenjiashan Coal Mine who died in the Nov. 28 gas explosion in the mine, at Niu's home in Tongchuan, a city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 2, 2005. Premier Wen visited coalmines under the Tongchuan Mining Administration and expressed his sympathy and solicitude to the relatives of the miners dead in the Nov. 28 gas explosion in the Chenjiashan Coal Mine, on the New Year's Day.

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