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News Archive --- Date:20050111


  • Aid to tsunami-hit Maldives leaves China (19:25, January 11)
  • Chinese vice premier visits disasters- hit SW. China province (19:11, January 11)
  • China hopes closer economic ties with Latin America: FM spokesman (19:11, January 11)
  • Chinese vice premier meets British guests (08:41, January 12)
  • Chinese vice president to start five-nation tour (19:11, January 11)
  • Irish Prime Minister to visit China (17:27, January 11)
  • Canadian Prime Minister to visit China (17:27, January 11)
  • Taiwan business people call for flights (14:31, January 11)
  • China's non-governmental donations to tsunami-hit regions exceed 150 million yuan (13:24, January 11)
  • Shanghai protects people's right to know in safety accidents by law (10:37, January 11)
  • CPC senior official vows to further cooperation with Finnish parties (09:56, January 11)
  • Number of China's flexible employees hits 50mln (09:18, January 11)
  • Beijing puts in RMB 40 billion yuan for expansion of rail traffic (09:19, January 11)
  • Cross-Straits charter flights promising (08:45, January 11)
  • A Chinese donates one mln yuan to tsunami victims (09:54, January 11)
  • Migrant workers' rights better protected (08:25, January 11)
  • China speeds up building of disaster warning, relief network (08:18, January 11)
  • Reception marks 25th anniversary of Sino-Ecuadorian diplomatic ties (08:20, January 11)
  • Senior official explains challenges in building health systems (08:40, January 11)
  • China hails Sudan peace deal (08:26, January 11)
  • China hails successful Palestine election (09:08, January 11)
  • China sends seven tons of Muslim food to tsunami-hit areas (08:21, January 11)
  • Senior Party official calls on strengthening public security work (08:26, January 11)
  • US official: US-China economic relations have never been better (08:16, January 11)

  • Business

  • US secretary of commerce arrives in Beijing (19:24, January 11)
  • Chinese banks seek breakthrough for the rich  (14:46, January 11)
  • China's tax revenue up 25.7 pct in 2004 (17:30, January 11)
  • Travel market heated up for Spring Festival (10:16, January 11)
  • Handset maker looking to tackle world market (10:18, January 11)
  • Firm gets nod to build LNG project (10:21, January 11)
  • China's private airlines ready for take-off (13:18, January 11)
  • Agricultural imports expand (10:24, January 11)
  • Foreign trade may hit US$1.1 trillion (10:27, January 11)
  • Waterways ease cargo congestion (10:28, January 11)
  • Draft law encourages more use of renewable energy (10:30, January 11)
  • PriceSmart shuts shop after supplier protests (10:32, January 11)
  • Over hundred billion USD recorded for Chinese textile trade in 2004 (10:07, January 11)
  • Time ripe for tax system reform (08:43, January 11)
  • Chinese insurer gets go-ahead for overseas investment (13:17, January 11)
  • Mazda aims to drive up sales figures (08:37, January 11)
  • Why central bank sets 15 pct money supply growth target for 2005? (10:18, January 11)
  • Survey shows China business confidence keeps high (09:55, January 11)
  • Beijing's flower markets blossom as holiday draws near (08:06, January 11)
  • RMB cards allowed to be used for payment for the 1st time outside China (09:55, January 11)

  • World

  • Palestinians have to wait long to reap benefit from Abbas' win (19:16, January 11)
  • Yanukovych vows to appeal Ukrainian presidential vote results (19:15, January 11)
  • Chinese delegation visits tsunami-affected area in Sri Lanka (17:30, January 11)
  • Philippine govt, rebels say clash won't affect peace talks (17:26, January 11)
  • Bangladesh makes no progress on "Look East" policy (17:28, January 11)
  • Sri Lankan children back to school after tsunami (14:22, January 11)
  • New Israeli govt sworn in after parliament approval  (14:24, January 11)
  • 5,000 tsunami survivors in Thailand visit psychiatrists (14:25, January 11)
  • Vietnam reports 14 suspected human cases of bird flu (14:26, January 11)
  • Future of peace talks with Abbas (14:28, January 11)
  • Chinese, Madagascan FMs meet on bilateral relations (13:25, January 11)
  • Strong rains leave many dead, homeless in Central, South America (13:18, January 11)
  • Asia-Pacific parliamentary meeting discusses tsunami issues (13:24, January 11)
  • Thailand mulls new plan to prevent bird flu re-surrection (13:13, January 11)
  • Two ex-AOL execs indicted in PurchasePro case (10:50, January 11)
  • CBS ousts four in wake of National Guard story flap (10:52, January 11)
  • Briton tricking way into royal castle pleads guilty  (10:47, January 11)
  • Seychelles president thanks China for tsunami aid (09:53, January 11)
  • Cuba resumes official contact with EU nations (09:53, January 11)
  • Portuguese president leaves for China on state visit (09:52, January 11)
  • Kenyan president calls for increased Chinese investment (09:51, January 11)
  • AU peace, security council holds summit to help end conflicts in Africa  (09:20, January 11)
  • Pakistan to continue to support cause of a just and free world  (09:19, January 11)
  • New Zealand announces Jan. 16 as Memorial Day for tsunami victims  (09:54, January 11)
  • US decides to develop missile interceptor with Japan (09:10, January 11)
  • Japan eyes smaller spy satellite (09:12, January 11)
  • Int'l community hails Abbas victory (08:52, January 11)
  • Bush hails Abbas' election victory, invites him to visit Washington (08:29, January 11)
  • Maldivian president meets with Chinese delegation (08:54, January 11)
  • Bush to have most heavily guarded inauguration (08:40, January 11)
  • Israeli parliament approves new coalition government (08:34, January 11)
  • Abbas says eager to resume peace talks with Israel (08:35, January 11)
  • Yushchenko formally declared Ukraine's elected president (08:36, January 11)

  • Opinion

  • Will the charter flight give birth to direct flight across the Straits? (14:46, January 11)
  • Political wrestles behind tsunami disaster relief (10:11, January 11)
  • What do Chen Shui-bian and Lee Teng-hui talk about? (09:12, January 11)
  • Renew understanding of Chinese culture (09:23, January 11)

  • Sports

  • Australian Open celebrates its 100th year  (14:14, January 11)
  • Int'l Volleyball Federation gives US$3 mln to tsunami relief (14:02, January 11)
  • Harbin to host 2009 Winter Universiade, Belgrade wins Summer Games  (13:57, January 11)
  • American, Canadian break world speedskating records (08:14, January 11)
  • Top Vietnam Football Federation official resigns (08:07, January 11)
  • Indonesia seeks miracle in Tiger Cup (08:03, January 11)
  • IOC president Rogge to visit Kenya (08:00, January 11)
  • McGrady drops 45 as Rockets rock Nuggets  (07:55, January 11)

  • Science & Technology

  • Sino-Russian university to be built in China's Heilongjiang (19:22, January 11)
  • China hopes to build world-class observatory in Tibet (19:22, January 11)
  • Website says it tried to avoid leaking test (19:17, January 11)
  • Chinese polar explorers climb peak (19:16, January 11)
  • Village schools to be upgraded (13:30, January 11)
  • Lab set up for polar survey, mapping in Heilongjiang (13:32, January 11)
  • HK MBA students to study at London Business School (08:11, January 11)

  • Life

  • More Chinese to become free lancer  (13:04, January 11)
  • US critics crown director Zhang Yimou  (13:05, January 11)
  • China Changchun Film Festival opens (10:04, January 11)
  • Senior official explains China's major health challenges (10:02, January 11)
  • China to send 10,000 urban doctors to assist rural medical care service (10:03, January 11)
  • Capital urges wider first aid training (08:18, January 11)
  • Doctors under protection: Scheme launched (08:21, January 11)
  • Mother's liver gives baby girl second life (08:23, January 11)

  • Photo

    Mazda recalls flawed cars

    A worker repairs a Mazda6 sedan in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan Province. FAW Car Co Ltd decided to recall 30,000 Mazda6 sedans last year due to problems with the model's fuel tank and exhaust. There were 819 cars recalled in Henan alone. (newsphoto)

    US helicopter crashes in Banda Aceh

    Rescuers carry a crewmember into another helicopter heading for hospital. A US Black Hawk helicopter carrying tsunami relief materials crashed in a paddy near an airfield in Banda Aceh, Indonesia Jan. 10, 2005. The five crew members were injured but no one dead.

    13th annual meeting of the APPF held in Vietnam

    Vietnam's National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An addresses the opening ceremony of the 13th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Vietnam Jan. 10, 2005.

    Changchun Film Festival opens

    Renowned actress Chen Hong (L) and Wang Siyi attended the opening ceremony of the 7th Changchun Film Festival in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, on Jan. 10, 2005.

    Tens of thousands of children separated from families in Indonesia

    Indonesian children play volleyball in a refugee camp in Indonesia's Banda Aceh, one of the worst-hit areas in the recent tsunamis, Jan. 9, 2005. Some 35,000 children left orphaned or separated from their families after the tsunami that inundated the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra.

    Maldivian President meets Chinese delegation

    Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (R) talks with Wu Dawei, Chinese vice minister of foreign affairs who is heading a Chinese official delegation to review the aftermath of the tsunami and express the Chinese government's condolence to the government and people of the Maldives, in Male, capital of Maldives, Jan. 10, 2005.

    Banda Aceh begins cleaning up debris

    Workers operate construction vehicles to carry away debris caused by tsunami in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's Aceh Province, Jan. 9, 2005. In preparation for future reconstruction, local government and residents are cleaning up the remains by digging out useful objects and carrying away debris at the moment.

    Chinese acrobatics troupe wins golden trophy in Rome

    Wang Yujie (R) and Ma Chao from the China Zhejiang acrobatics troupe hold the golden trophy at the closing ceremony of Rome circus and acrobatics contest in Rome, capital of Italy Jan. 9, 2005. The China Zhejiang troupe won several awards including the gold prize as well as some special awards during the 15-day contest which opened on Dec. 25, 2004. The contest, also called the Golden Circus Festival, is held annually since 1985.

    Abbas holds talks with Solana

    Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Mahmoud Abbas (R) talks with visiting EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in the West Bank city of Ramallah Jan. 10, 2005. The two sides held an over one-hour talk. The two sides held a talk of over one hour. The Palestinian Central Elections Committee (CEC) announced on Monday afternoon that PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas won Sunday's presidential elections with 62.32 percent of the votes.

    UN meeting on sustainable development of small island countries held

    Dozens of girls holding flags of the participants attend the opening ceremony of the United Nations meeting on sustainable development of small island developing states in Port Louis, capital of Mauritius, on Jan. 10, 2005. Over 2, 000 representatives from more than 40 small island states gathered here on Monday to share their views on development and environmental problems such as climate change, natural disasters, wastes and marine resources.

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