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News Archive --- Date:20050113


  • China tackles IPR protection (18:21, January 13)
  • CDPF makes donation to tsunami-hit areas (15:09, January 13)
  • Tete-a-tete improves China-US military ties (15:15, January 13)
  • China, Portugal sign seven pacts (15:12, January 13)
  • China to invest two trillion yuan in 85,000-km-expressway (20:09, January 13)
  • China to build expressway between Beijing, Taipei (15:19, January 13)
  • Chinese top legislator meets US Congressmen  (15:15, January 13)
  • China values relations with Serbia and Montenegro: CPPCC chairman  (10:37, January 13)
  • Serbia and Montenegro continues to adhere to one-China policy (08:17, January 13)
  • Beijing rejects call for official talks on charter flights  (08:32, January 13)
  • Experts urge rail-and-sea route for grain transportation (08:44, January 13)
  • HK chief executive's policy address "prudent and practical": Spokesman  (08:25, January 13)
  • China to invest 100 billion yuan to build railways in 2005 (07:30, January 13)
  • Three Gorges Project capable of generating 47 bln kwh of power (08:39, January 13)
  • 2.1b yuan invested to reinforce east China flood control (08:38, January 13)
  • State Councilor Tang meets with Japanese guest (08:31, January 13)
  • China, Iceland pledge further cooperation  (10:00, January 13)
  • Chinese top legislator calls for more exchanges with Iceland  (09:58, January 13)
  • "Governance capability" most popular catchphrase in 2004 (07:41, January 13)
  • Tung's policy address evokes positive response in HK  (08:13, January 13)
  • Chinese defense ministry hosts new year reception  (09:51, January 13)
  • First 28 Chinese rescue team members return to Beijing (08:13, January 13)
  • China, Portugal pledge to develop all-round relations  (15:48, January 13)

  • Business

  • Bank of Beijing boosts assets, seeks overseas investors (18:25, January 13)
  • Huatai Insurance approved to open asset management corporation (18:27, January 13)
  • 75 suspects detained over 2.8b yuan tax fraud (18:29, January 13)
  • China makes further progress in IPR protection: report  (18:30, January 13)
  • Foreign trade via SE China port rises dramatically (15:03, January 13)
  • China, US start roundtable conference on IPR protection (14:55, January 13)
  • Guangdong-HK trade volume tops $246 billion (13:39, January 13)
  • China to encourage IT firms to expand abroad (13:23, January 13)
  • BMW cuts prices to increase sales (11:18, January 13)
  • Beijing expects upward CPI in 2005 (11:17, January 13)
  • Minister: Sino-US trade ties "pretty good" (11:15, January 13)
  • Five economic exhibition belts formed in China (11:09, January 13)
  • China's foreign trade volume doubles (11:08, January 13)
  • Proposal for 3G policy expectable this year (09:22, January 13)
  • Private, foreign investment to boost Chinese film industry (08:51, January 13)
  • China to invest 100 billion yuan to build railways in 2005 (08:52, January 13)
  • Sixth speed-improving project delayed for technical reasons (08:52, January 13)
  • Promoting employment tops HK govt's policy agenda (08:18, January 13)
  • Foreign trade volume of high-tech products exceeds US$300b (08:16, January 13)
  • China, US IT giants form strategic cooperation partnership (08:14, January 13)
  • Revenue of Chinese information industry up 12 percent (07:30, January 13)
  • China adopts guidelines to promote growth of private sector (07:45, January 13)

  • World

  • S. Korean, Japanese defense chiefs meet on Tokyo's defense guidelines (16:49, January 13)
  • S. Korea to cut 40,000 troops by 2008 (16:47, January 13)
  • Vietnam confirms fourth human death due to bird flu (16:46, January 13)
  • Caribbean region in earthquake and tsunami risk: study (15:27, January 13)
  • Tsunami could throw 2 mln more people into poverty: ADB (15:25, January 13)
  • Death toll in Asian tsunami disaster tops 159,000 (15:25, January 13)
  • UK sees China arms embargo lifted before July (15:05, January 13)
  • Indonesia-China relations strengthened in face of tsunami: minister (14:50, January 13)
  • More political parties, individuals withdraw from Iraqi elections (14:06, January 13)
  • Death toll reaches 30,893 in Sri Lanka (14:51, January 13)
  • Mark TThatcher expected to plead guilty to unwittingly financing plot  (14:10, January 13)
  • Bush defends Iraq war decision (13:16, January 13)
  • EU, Iran resume trade talks (13:14, January 13)
  • S.Korean president expresses hope on six-party nuclear talks  (11:27, January 13)
  • Sudan president promises peace in Darfur (11:16, January 13)
  • Mark Thatcher agrees to bargain in coup case (11:12, January 13)
  • Chile's Pinochet granted bail in rights case (11:11, January 13)
  • Comet-crasher launched for Deep Impact mission (10:40, January 13)
  • Plane forced back to London after US objects to passenger  (08:57, January 13)
  • Mauritian PM meets Chinese FM on cooperation (07:55, January 13)
  • US troops in Iraq worsens Iraqi crisis: Iranian president  (08:54, January 13)
  • Paris Club announces debt moratorium for Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Seychelles  (07:53, January 13)
  • Powell hints US may reduce military presence in Iraq  (08:47, January 13)
  • EP approves EU constitution (08:05, January 13)
  • Abbas to be sworn in on Saturday  (08:26, January 13)
  • Iran to resume uranium enrichment in near future (08:27, January 13)
  • Chinese relief goods arrive in Male (07:53, January 13)
  • Sri Lankan president appreciates Chinese relief efforts (07:58, January 13)
  • Moussa insists Arab summit to be held on time (08:36, January 13)
  • US warns Russia not to sell arms to Syria (08:32, January 13)
  • US hunt for Iraq's banned weapons over: White House (08:34, January 13)
  • Iraq's Sunni alliance threatens to withdraw from elections (08:30, January 13)

  • Opinion

  • Cross-Strait exchanges irresistible  (16:47, January 13)
  • Opportunities come along with China's development (15:30, January 13)
  • Chartered plane success depends on Taiwan (08:21, January 13)

  • Sports

  • Kenya plans to bid for 2016 Olympic Games (15:31, January 13)
  • 22nd Winter Universiade opens in Austria (09:26, January 13)

  • Science & Technology

  • Education PC games picked in Shanghai (11:25, January 13)
  • NASA launches Deep Impact spacecraft on comet probe (15:02, January 13)
  • China develops single vaccine for hepatitis A and B (08:30, January 13)

  • Life

  • Train ticket prices rise by 15-20 percent for lunar new year (18:32, January 13)
  • Death total of coalmine gas burning rises to 10 (18:34, January 13)
  • Campaign to stem water pollution  (15:54, January 13)
  • Easier life for people on move  (15:56, January 13)
  • Billboard space to be auctioned in Shanghai  (15:57, January 13)
  • Jay Chow tops Chinese music chart awards (13:26, January 13)
  • Tuberculosis most infectious disease in last 3 months (13:28, January 13)
  • French dreamer to dress the wall (08:15, January 13)
  • Opera stars capture the past on CD (08:17, January 13)
  • Parking fee reforms to be launched in Beijing (08:19, January 13)
  • Money does not buy happiness: poll  (08:29, January 13)
  • Death toll of Shanxi fireworks blast rises to 25 (08:32, January 13)

  • Photo

    Ice and snow hotel in Harbin

    Photo taken on Jan. 12, 2005 shows the bedroom of the ice and snow hotel in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The hotel, entirely imitating a real one, opened to the public on Wednesday after a construction of 9 days by using 5,000 cubic meters of snow.

    Security tightens in the US for the upcoming presidential inaguration

    Two US army soldiers stand guard near the Capitol Building in Washington Jan. 11, 2005. Washington is preparing for its first presidential inauguration since the September 11 attacks. Roughly 2,500 military personnel will be on hand to bolster security for the upcoming inauguration of U.S. President George W. Bush and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said security at the January 20 event will be unprecedented.

    Rogge visits Nature and Sports Camps of Sadili Oval in Nairobi

    Jacques Rogge (C), president of the International Olympic Committee, poses for photo with children during his visit to the Nature and Sports Camps of Sadili Oval in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 12, 2005. The camps imbursed by United Nations Environment Program and Global Sports Alliance was built in 1986.

    Changchun Film Festival closes

    Chinese actress Tian Hairong addresses the award presentation ceremony of the Changchun Film Festival after receiving award for best actress at Changchun, Jilin on Jan 12, 2004. The 7th Changchun Film Festival closed that day. Li Ming and Tian Hairong win best actor and actress awards respectively.

    Firework blast kills 25 in Shanxi

    This photo taken on Jan. 11, 2005 shows the blast scene in a fireworks factory in Xiangfen, a city in north China's Shanxi Province. The death toll of this explosion has reached 25 as of the noon of Wednesday, while the cause of the incident is under investigation.

    European Union's first constitution approved

    Members of the European Parliament hold placards with the slogan "not in my name" as others applaud, during a voting session on a report approving the E.U. constitutional treaty at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, January 12, 2005. The European Parliament overwhelmingly endorsed the European Union's first constitution on Wednesday but the treaty will only come into force if all 25 member states ratify it, several by referendums.

    China's 2nd rescue team hold Flag-raising ceremony in Banda Aceh

    China's second rescue team hold a national flag-raising ceremony at their camp in Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Jan. 12, 2005. China's second rescue team arrived here on Tuesday to replace the first Chinese rescue team who had worked in Indonesia for 11 days.

    Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan offer letter of Credence to Karzai

    Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jian (L) offers Letter of Credence to Afghan President Hamid Karzai (R) in the Presidential Palace in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan Jan. 12, 2005. Liu is the second ambassador since the re-opening of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Afghanistan in February, 2002.

    Cambridge University publishes new volume of Science and Civilization in China

    Christopher Cullen, director of the Joseph Needham Research Institute of Cambridge University, displays all the published volumes of Science and Civilization in China published by Cambridge University Press in London, Jan. 11, 2005. Chinese Embassy to Britain and Cambridge University held a joint conference celebrating the publication of the latest-issued book called the Technology of Porcelain and Pottery which is a part of the whole work.

    Reception held for foreign defense officials

    Chinese Defense Minister, Vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and State Councilor Cao Gangchuan (L) toasts with a Pakistani defense attache in Beijing Jan. 12, 2005. Chinese Defense Ministry hosted a New Year reception to foreign defense attaches, assistant defense attaches and their wives here Wednesday evening.

    UN holds international tsunami relief conference

    Special Representative of the Chinese Government and Assistant Foreign Minister Shen Guofang (C) and Chinese Ambassador Sha Zukang (R) attend the international donors' conference under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva, Jan. 11, 2005. The conference which appealed for all countries present to make more donations for the tsunami-affected countries opened on Tuesday.

    HK Chief Executive delivers policy address for 2005

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa delivers his policy address for 2005 at the Legislative Council of Hong Kong Jan. 12, 2005. The report, titled "Working Together for Economic Development and Social Harmony," is Tung's eighth policy address since 1997.

    Chinese, Portuguese presidents hold talks

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with visiting President Jorge Sampaio of the Portuguese Republic in Beijing, Jan. 12, 2005. The two presidents pledged that the two countries will promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields and at all levels for the full growth of bilateral ties in the new century.

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