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News Archive --- Date:20050110


  • Senior CPC official underlines party relations with Bolivia (18:23, January 10)
  • Airlines across Straits work for charter flights for Spring Festival (17:07, January 10)
  • How does China deliver its donations for tsunami relief to victim-countries? (17:06, January 10)
  • China intends to check unbalanced sex ratio by amending Criminal Law (16:59, January 10)
  • Mainland official: "non-stop charter flights attainable" (18:19, January 10)
  • Icelandic parliament delegation to visit China (15:09, January 10)
  • Pollution worsens in China's sea waters (09:47, January 10)
  • China to revamp disaster warning system (09:10, January 10)
  • Cross-straits holiday flights under discussion (15:08, January 10)
  • Death toll of HK tsunami victims may rise to 10 (08:31, January 10)
  • China to add medical aid to Sri Lanka (08:27, January 10)
  • HK fund raising show raised 32 million HKD (08:24, January 10)
  • W. province to build 1,044 new schools (08:59, January 10)
  • Vice-premier Zeng urges upgrade of measuring sector (08:19, January 10)
  • Non-governmental donations to tsunami-hit regions climb (09:48, January 10)
  • HK charity auction raises money for tsunami victims (08:59, January 10)
  • China holds charity performance to raise fund for tsunami-hit countries (09:00, January 10)

  • Business

  • BSI shows good momentum of enterprise growth (16:53, January 10)
  • Foreign trade via Shanghai port tops US$280b (16:10, January 10)
  • China records 14 trillion yuan in total futures trading in 2004 (15:03, January 10)
  • China to launch national private credit appraisal system this year: expert (15:05, January 10)
  • China to become 2nd largest auto market (16:22, January 10)
  • China's new rule blocks foreign auctioneers (13:31, January 10)
  • Banks face increasing pressure to improve quality (10:48, January 10)
  • Abroad destinations for Chinese tourists reach 90 (10:34, January 10)
  • Registered capital of private firms reaches 800 billion yuan in 4 major cities (09:36, January 10)
  • Days ahead for various industries in 2005 (08:56, January 10)
  • Securities reforms to lift exchanges (08:32, January 10)

  • World

  • 21 killed in clash between Philippine military, rebel group (17:06, January 10)
  • Baghdad deputy police chief assassinated outside home (15:54, January 10)
  • Thailand sets up fund for tsunami survivors (15:06, January 10)
  • Ugandan army launches new "Sweep Operation" against rebels (15:04, January 10)
  • Thailand to hold int'l meeting on tsunami warning system (13:43, January 10)
  • Bush promises to boost peace after Palestinian election (13:17, January 10)
  • Vietnam reports one more human bird flu case  (10:38, January 10)
  • Commander of British forces in Gibraltar found dead  (10:37, January 10)
  • Ukrainians rally to demand Yushchenko give up presidency  (10:36, January 10)
  • Abbas proclaims victory as bumpy road ahead (09:32, January 10)
  • UN peacekeepers in Congo face sex abuse charges (08:58, January 10)
  • US helicopter on relief operations crashes in Indonesia (08:54, January 10)
  • Portuguese president sees better ties with China (08:53, January 10)
  • US says no deadline set for Pyongyang on six-party talks  (08:54, January 10)
  • Asia-Pacific parliamentary meeting to discuss tsunami issues  (08:38, January 10)
  • Maldivian FM meets Chinese delegation  (08:37, January 10)
  • Zanzibar inaugurates own flag of identity  (08:35, January 10)
  • 7 die in Sweden as hurricane-force winds hit south  (08:22, January 10)
  • Sudanese hail final peace deal between gov't, southern rebels (08:26, January 10)
  • Qurei says to resign after new PNA chairman elected (08:41, January 10)
  • Solana hopes for new opportunity after Palestinian election (08:24, January 10)
  • Abbas wins Palestinian election  (09:34, January 10)

  • Opinion

  • Alarm sounds as the 1.3 billionth Chinese is born (16:28, January 10)
  • Taiwan urged to work for direct charter flights (09:53, January 10)

  • Sports

  • Toyota first to launch new car  (08:17, January 10)
  • Moya, Paradorn to repeat last year's final at Chennai  (08:06, January 10)
  • Clyde Drexler signs with Chinese company (07:57, January 10)

  • Science & Technology

  • Largest Neolithic stone tool workshop spotted in S. China region (16:59, January 10)
  • China to control spread of schistosomiasis in next decade (16:35, January 10)
  • Chinese, British scientists to start DNA analysis of 2,500-year-old horses (16:34, January 10)
  • 800,000 Students to get student loans (15:15, January 10)
  • China to send 5,000 young teachers abroad annually (16:32, January 10)

  • Life

  • English proficiency test blasted again  (16:20, January 10)
  • Tissues a must at Chang weeper (13:29, January 10)
  • Mongolian medicine in vogue (11:01, January 10)
  • "Meet the Fockers" holds onto box office top (09:44, January 10)
  • Virtual treasures get real protection (09:44, January 10)
  • Police crack car loan swindle in Beijing (08:27, January 10)
  • Sex advice on menu at Shenzhen cafe bar (08:28, January 10)
  • Shop fire kills 3 in Hunan  (09:44, January 10)

  • Photo

    Tsunami deal heavy blow to tourism in India

    A vendor selling roasted earthnuts walks at the Marina beach in Chennai, capital of the tsunami-stricken state of Tamil Nadu, south India, Jan. 9, 2005. There are few tourists at the beach after the tsunami.

    Peace accord signed in Sudan

    Sudanese celebrate at the peace accord signing ceremony in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Jan. 9, 2005. The Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement signed the final comprehensive peace accord in Nairobi on Jan. 9, culminating two years of peace process to end the 21-year-old civil war in southern Sudan, the longest-running in Africa.

    Chinese delegation sees Chinese workers in Maldives

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei (R1), Chinese ambassador to Maldives Sun Guoxiang (C) extend greetings from the motherland to the Chinese workers at Male, capital of the Maldives Jan 9th. A Chinese governmental delegation pays visit the tsunami-hit Male and sees the Chinese workers there.

    US nuclear submarine runs aground off Guam

    A US nuclear submarine ran aground while conducting underwater operations about 560 km (350 miles) south of the island of Guam on Friday. Several people were injured, including one critical injury, in the incident, which occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Friday Hawaii Standard Time (0200 GMT Saturday), the Navy said in a press release. (File photo)

    Fund-raise concert held in Beijing

    Chinese singers perform during a fund-raising concert for the tsunami-hit countries, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2005. The large scale charity concert was sponsored the Chinese press and art circles. The money raised at the concert and the concert's income will be given to the tsunami-stricken nations via the Chinese Red Cross Society.

    Fatah celebrates victory of Abbas

    Armed Palestinian militants from the Fatah celebrate the victory of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the presidential election in Gaza City, late January 9, 2005. Abbas, the candidate of the Fatah, won some 66 percent of votes in the elction and dedicated his victory to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    New Chinese Ambassadorr to Afghanistan arrives in Kabul

    New Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jian (R Front) arrives at Kabul Airport in Kabul, Jan. 9, 2005. Liu Jian is the second Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan since the reopening of the Chinese Embassy in Kabul in 2002.

    Children in Sri Lankan refugee camp

    Children staying at a refugee camp in a temple in Hikkaduwa, southern Sri Lanka, smile Jan. 9, 2005.

    Palestinian leaders cast vote for the election

    Chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee and the front-runner in the presidential election Mahmoud Abbas casts his vote at a polling station in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Jan. 9, 2005. The historic Palestinian presidential election kicked off throughout the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem on Sunday to choose a successor to late leader Yasser Arafat.

    Palestinian people vote to elect the president of PNA

    A Palestinian woman casts her vote at a polling station in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the southern Gaza Strip Jan. 9, 2005.The election of the president of the Palestinian National Authority was held on Jan. 9.

    Abbas meets Chinese observation group

    Mahmoud Abbas (R), chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, meets with Yao Kuangyi, head of a six-member Chinese observation group, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Jan. 9, 2005. The Chinese government has sent six observers for the election of the president of the Palestinian National Authority, held on Jan. 9.

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