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News Archive --- Date:20050112


China

  • HK chief executive focuses on economic development, social harmony in 2005 policy address (18:47, January 12)
  • China positive about its future military ties with US: Chinese DM (17:10, January 12)
  • HK to benefit more from closer ties with Chinese mainland: Tung (17:09, January 12)
  • HK chief promises "substantial investment" in education (16:51, January 12)
  • Spring Festival charter flights to Taiwan still possible: official (16:54, January 12)
  • China unveils top 10 IPR violation cases in 2004 (17:06, January 12)
  • Economy, livelihood expected to top HK chief's policy agenda (15:04, January 12)
  • Mainland official reveals specific plan for cross-Straits charter flights (14:29, January 12)
  • Chinese mainland official objects Taiwan officials to attend charter flight negotiation (11:59, January 12)
  • Five key tasks identified for national health care work (10:23, January 12)
  • HK to give 2.97 million dollars to help tsunami-hit victims (09:31, January 12)
  • China nominates 44 national environment protection paragon cities (09:05, January 12)
  • China's senior legislator meets ROK, Iceland delegation (08:43, January 12)
  • Portuguese president starts China visit (08:43, January 12)
  • Top Party leader urges cure to corruption  (08:23, January 12)
  • Charity Federation starts to receive donation via Internet (08:35, January 12)
  • China relief materials to tsunami-hit Maldives (08:35, January 12)
  • Shandong official sentenced to death for taking bribes (08:35, January 12)
  • China strives to institute anti-monopoly law at early date (08:21, January 12)
  • US congress urged not to encourage Taiwan independence (08:36, January 12)
  • China enhancing intellectual property right protection (08:36, January 12)
  • China launches nationwide campaign against gambling: police chief (08:14, January 12)
  • Chinese President congratulates Abbas on election victory (08:20, January 12)



  • Business

  • US, China see positive economic progress: Evans (16:57, January 12)
  • Counterfeit credit card syndicate smashed in HK (16:58, January 12)
  • Equal treatment for domestic and foreign franchising operations (16:37, January 12)
  • China's biggest bank posts 9 pct growth in loans in 2004 (16:11, January 12)
  • HKSAR pledges continuous improvement of business environment (16:12, January 12)
  • Crude oil imports top a hundred million tons in 2004 (14:58, January 12)
  • State companies found cheating on audit reports (13:22, January 12)
  • Shanghai Port world's 2nd in cargo throughput in 2004 (11:25, January 12)
  • China jumps to be world 3rd largest trader  (10:17, January 12)
  • Investing in China a long-term rewarding game (09:52, January 12)
  • China UnionPay cards accepted in Singapore (08:58, January 12)
  • Tax revenue growth to maintain momentum (08:56, January 12)
  • Trade with Russia set to expand (08:56, January 12)
  • Market showcases Chinese goods (08:48, January 12)
  • Draft law aims to hold back monopolies (08:57, January 12)
  • Adjustment in interest rate likely, economists (08:57, January 12)
  • China to become the world's largest economic entity by 2030 (08:18, January 12)
  • HK economy expected to grow 4.4% in Q1 (08:12, January 12)
  • Shanghai reports first decline in unemployment rate for past decade (08:11, January 12)
  • Chinese exhibition industry faces problems, soaring growth (08:57, January 12)
  • Shanghai Port sees sharp rise in foreign trade in 2004 (08:08, January 12)



  • World

  • Japan offers US$4m for tsunami warning system (16:53, January 12)
  • Tsunami death toll in Aceh, North Sumatra up to 106,523 (16:02, January 12)
  • Bangladesh to cut duty for items from other SAARC countries (16:01, January 12)
  • US, Europe welcome Yushchenko's victory, Yanukovych refuses to concede (14:35, January 12)
  • Multinational center begins to operate in southern Thailand (14:37, January 12)
  • Russia, US close to deal on small air-defense missiles (14:46, January 12)
  • Parliamentarians treasure disease prevention cooperation in Asia-Pacific (14:50, January 12)
  • Israel, Palestinians preparing to hold high-level talks  (14:52, January 12)
  • China, Myanmar meet on combating transnational crimes (14:54, January 12)
  • Ukraine's Supreme Court delays publication of election results (13:12, January 12)
  • Musharraf requires US help to resolve Kashmir dispute (13:10, January 12)
  • Interview: Iraq elections will be tough: spokesman (13:09, January 12)
  • Putin arrives in Alma-Ata for talks with Kazakh President  (11:04, January 12)
  • China willing to help build disaster warning system  (11:03, January 12)
  • 3 people killed, 21 injured in Californian mudslide (09:47, January 12)
  • Tsunami death toll could rise to 200,000: UN official (09:01, January 12)
  • Nicosia studies Putin's statement on Cyprus issue (08:52, January 12)
  • Bush completes formation of new cabinet (08:48, January 12)
  • Fatah, Hamas agree to resume dialogue  (08:43, January 12)
  • China donates big sum for tsunami victims: Shen Guofang  (08:43, January 12)
  • Madagascan president, Chinese FM meet to cement long term interests (08:28, January 12)
  • Sharon congratulates Abbas on phone (09:01, January 12)
  • Paris says 250 French citizens still missing in Asia tsunamis (08:44, January 12)
  • Egypt's ruling party nominates Mubarak for fifth presidential term (08:32, January 12)
  • Iranian president pays historic visit to Nigeria (08:34, January 12)
  • International donors' conference on tsunami aid opens in Geneva (08:45, January 12)
  • Thirty-five Americans confirmed or presumed dead in Asia tsunami (08:45, January 12)
  • Mideast peace process faces opportunities, challenges (08:39, January 12)
  • UN assembly to mark 60th anniversary of liberation of Nazi death camps (08:36, January 12)



  • Opinion

  • China enters new phase of institutional anti-corruption (09:05, January 12)
  • Coaxing and Coercion in international politics, Comment (09:32, January 12)



  • Sports

  • Rogge urges Africa to bid for 2016 Olympic Games (15:42, January 12)
  • IOC is against first Olympic bid debate (15:21, January 12)
  • UNEP pledges support for China's 2008 Olympic Games (09:42, January 12)
  • Honda and BAT joint venture buys BAR F1 team (08:25, January 12)
  • Italian Meoni dies of heart attack in Dakar Rally (08:12, January 12)
  • Lakers rally to top Timberwolves 105-96  (08:04, January 12)
  • Peng ousts Myskina from Sydney International  (07:53, January 12)
  • IOC chief praises China's preparation for 2008 Games (07:50, January 12)



  • Science & Technology

  • China, Mongolia tighten cooperation for education (18:53, January 12)
  • Major archeological discoveries in 2004 (18:54, January 12)
  • DNA could help solve ancient equine mysteries (10:03, January 12)
  • Scientists warn small islands of climate's disastrous impacts (08:22, January 12)



  • Life

  • China's first movie park to debut in northeast (18:53, January 12)
  • Japanese assaulted Beijing hotel workers (15:12, January 12)
  • China to launch antelope protection scheme  (10:15, January 12)
  • Beijing reporters feeling tired: survey (10:01, January 12)
  • Beijing invests heavily to improve subway emergency system (10:01, January 12)
  • Tuberculosis remains most infectious disease in last 3 months (10:22, January 12)
  • Past and future of Xiushui Market (11:28, January 12)



  • Photo

    UN to take the lead in setting up tsunami early warning system

    Laura Kong, director of the International Tsunami Information Center, receives interview at a press conference of a small island conference in Mauritius, Jan. 11, 2005. The UNESCO said at the meeting Tuesday it is to announce its strategy to set up a global strategy for a tsunami early warning system at the meeting.

    Tsunami victims live on donated food

    A girl fetches free meal at a fishing village in Cuddalore, south India, Jan. 10, 2005. A non-governmental organization provided meals to residents of the village after the tsunami of last month.

    IOC to strengthen cooperation with UNEP: Rogge

    President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge (R) and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Shafqat Kakakhel plant an albizzia together in the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 11, 2005. Rogge and officials of UNEP gave an evaluation of the environmental protection work of the Athens Olympic Committee on Tuesday. Rogge arrived in Kenya yesterday for his 4-day visit. He'll also attend a 50th anniversary of the foundation of Kenya Olympic Committee.

    Chinese officials visit medical team in Sri Lanka

    Members of the Chinese official delegation and the Chinese medical team pose for a group photo in Hikkaduwa, a tsunami-hit town some 90 kilometers off Colombo in Sri Lanka Jan. 11, 2005. A Chinese official delegation, headed by Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, arrived here on Tuesday to understand the current situation in the Southern tsunami-affected area.

    Disaster Victims Identification Information Management Center starts operation in Phuket

    A fingerprint specialist examines a film of the fingerprints of tsunami victims in Phuket of Thailand, on Jan. 11, 2005. The Disaster Victims Identification Information Management Center officially started its operation here on Tuesday.

    UN appeals for more donations for humanitarian relief

    United Nations' emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland (C) gestures while attending a press briefing in Geneva, Jan. 11, 2005. He appealed for an increase in donations for the UN's humanitarian relief efforts this year. An international donors' conference under the auspices of the UN was held here Tuesday afternoon to generate greater funding for the tsunami-stricken region.

    Palestinian FM meets Chinese observation group

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath (R) meets with Yao Kuangyi (C), head of visiting observation group of China, in the West Bank city of Ramallah Jan. 11, 2005.

    Second Chinese int'l rescue team leaves for Banda Aceh

    Members of the second Chinese international rescue team wave to people before set out from Beijing Jan. 11, 2005. The team of 35 members will fly to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to do medical, sanitation and epidemic prevention work. Meanwhile, nine tons of medical equipment and materials on board will be sent to the disaster areas.


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