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News Archive --- Date:20050115


  • FM confirms Vietnamese bandits try to rob Chinese fishing boats (10:39, January 16)
  • Senior CPC official pledges to enhance Sino-Cambodian ties  (12:44, January 16)
  • President Hu urges CPC members to keep Party's advanced nature  (12:44, January 16)
  • China Red Cross collects up to 150 million yuan for tsunami victims (09:12, January 16)
  • Asia's largest desert reservoir refills (12:04, January 15)
  • Andorra PM arrives in Shanghai (15:49, January 15)

  • Business

  • Talks bid to resolve textile disputes (17:16, January 15)
  • More than half of China's provinces, regions enjoy zero farming taxes (14:56, January 15)
  • Shanghai to host 24th World Ports Conference in May (14:58, January 15)
  • Tsunami destroys facilities of 90 S. Lankan local government bodies (14:53, January 15)
  • Shanghai World Expo to serve as new platform for Sino-Portuguese cooperation (17:20, January 15)
  • Beijing gets new city planning (12:32, January 15)
  • Haier tops most potential Chinese brand list (10:30, January 16)

  • World

  • Death toll of soldiers in operation in Turkey rises to 2 (17:08, January 15)
  • Indonesian woman arrested for bomb hoax at Thai, British embassies (17:10, January 15)
  • Cholera, measles, malaria most prevalent diseases in Banda Aceh refugee camps (16:28, January 15)
  • Japan reiterates demand for return of four islands seized by Russia (12:22, January 15)
  • Ukrainian Supreme Court to hear Yanukovych appeal over election  (12:24, January 15)
  • Israel suspends contact with PNA after bomb attack  (15:52, January 15)
  • US announces plan to expand tsunami warning system (12:28, January 15)

  • Opinion


  • Beijing to unveil Olympic budget this year (10:03, January 16)

  • Science & Technology

  • First SARS vaccine trials a success (15:02, January 15)
  • Titan probe Huygens sends back first 350 pictures  (15:03, January 15)

  • Life

  • China Shenyang Int'l ice, snow festival opens (10:14, January 16)
  • Test previous blood sellers for HIV (16:42, January 15)
  • Rising income for Guangzhou farmers (16:22, January 15)
  • Training on mentally-handicapped people given priority in Shanghai (12:52, January 15)

  • Photo

    Special trains take me home for festival

    A staff of Beijing West Railway Station checks tickets for a train for migrant workers on January 14, 2005. The train which is leaving for Chengdu will take these workers back home for the Spring Festival, the Chinese nular new year. Beijing Railway Bureau has arranged group tickets service for 30,000 migrant workers so far as part of their special plan of transporting migrant worker during the festival.

    First SARS vaccine trials a success

    A student receives a temperature check through an auto-thermometer before attending the national college entrance examination in Beijing in in June , 2003. China was hit by an outbreak of SARS between March and July that year. A SARS vaccine could be used among high-risk groups in China in the event of a large-scale outbreak again this spring, say experts.

    Rushing to the World Cup

    China's Wang Manli skates to a first placed finish in the Ladies' 500m race at the World Cup Speed Skating event in Calgary, January 14, 2005. Wang leads the World Cup season. (Photo Source: Reuters)

    Restoring normal life after tsunami

    Fishermen sail at sea near a fishing village of Hikkaduwa, a tsunami-hit town of south Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2005. Although more than 600 fishing boats of the village were destroyed by tsunami, some villagers have resumed fishing after repairing boats.

    Shopping for the lunar new year

    A girl looks at decorations for Spring Festival at a fair selling special goods for the holiday in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province Jan. 14, 2005. The fair attracted tens of thousdands of people as the Spring Festival draws near.

    Huyens sends back photos

    This photo obtained by the ESA is one of the first pictures returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful descent onto Saturn's moon, Titan. It apparently shows short, stubby drainage channels leading to a shoreline. (Source: Xinhua/Reuters)

    President Hu urges CPC members to keep Party's advanced nature

    President Hu Jintao, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, speaks at a meeting on maintaining the advanced nature of the Party in Beijing January 14, 2005.

    Li Changchun meets with Cambodian deputy PM

    China is willing to make concerted efforts with Cambodia to enhance political exchanges between political parties, governments and parliaments of the two countries, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee said in Beijing Friday in his meeting with Prince Norodom Sirivudh, secretary-general of the Cambodian Funcinpec Party and Cambodian deputy prime minister.

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