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News Archive --- Date:20050118


  • Six Chinese mainland airlines to run cross-Straits charter flights (21:24, January 18)
  • China, Vanuatu pledge to boost bilateral ties (21:33, January 18)
  • Premier vows further bilateral ties with Ireland  (08:28, January 19)
  • Taiwan independence advocates pose "a realistic threat" (08:24, January 19)
  • Chinese premier meets Vanuatuan deputy PM  (08:24, January 19)
  • Chinese Foreign Minister meets Vanuatuan guest (21:29, January 18)
  • Chinese vice premier meets Japanese guests (08:24, January 19)
  • China asks DPRK, US to maintain contact (08:25, January 19)
  • Former Sichuan vice provincial governor up for arrest for embezzling funds (21:18, January 18)
  • Chinese president urges ethical, ideological education for youth  (08:25, January 19)
  • Mauritian PM to visit China in late January (21:17, January 18)
  • Irish PM advocates increased contacts with China  (21:08, January 18)
  • FM spokesman calls on China, Japan to resolve island dispute via negotiation (19:04, January 18)
  • Taiwan envoys not invited to Bush's inauguration: FM spokesman (19:04, January 18)
  • China, Vietnam hail 55 years of diplomatic ties (13:04, January 18)
  • Taiwanese applaud charter flight pact (09:12, January 18)
  • Jia Qinglin calls for Beijing-Madrid cooperation in Olympics  (08:36, January 18)
  • Chinese Premier meets with Andorran PM  (08:34, January 18)
  • State Councilor Tang briefs American guests on Taiwan issue (08:20, January 18)
  • China's ethnical policy brings harmony among ethnic groups: college students (08:29, January 18)
  • Chinese defense minister meets Colombian military chief (08:25, January 18)
  • Reception marks 55th anniversary of China-Vietnam diplomatic ties (18:58, January 18)
  • Hengqin Island exploration blueprint to come out in 1st half year (18:58, January 18)
  • Chinese president appoints new ambassadors (18:58, January 18)
  • Chinese top legislator meets delegation of US Committee of 100  (08:38, January 18)
  • Dutch minister promotes Chinese investment in The Netherlands (18:58, January 18)
  • Senior CPC official stresses curbing source of corruption (08:13, January 18)
  • Month-long search for victims ends in flooded coal mine in SW China (18:58, January 18)
  • China to better protect petitioners' rights  (08:14, January 18)
  • China's top advisory body to hold annual session on March 3 (08:05, January 18)
  • Portuguese President winds up China visit (08:09, January 18)
  • National work safety situation generally stable, says Chinese Vice Premier (18:59, January 18)

  • Business

  • Baosteel to increase in world ranking (21:08, January 18)
  • China to expand trials on agricultural insurance (21:08, January 18)
  • China to build PFR nuclear power stations by 2020 (21:10, January 18)
  • Air Macao to add 137 flights during Spring Festival (21:09, January 18)
  • Xiamen reports fast growth in foreign trade, investment (21:09, January 18)
  • China's foreign trade volume of high-tech products tops US$300 billion  (15:56, January 18)
  • China able to meet its own demand for timber (15:22, January 18)
  • PetroChina reports record production (15:20, January 18)
  • US-based UTStarcom to enter Chinese mobile phone market (21:09, January 18)
  • 3 characteristics in China's utilization of foreign investment  (09:50, January 18)
  • Tietong seeks co-operation, listing (21:09, January 18)
  • Sino-French joint venture vows to turn tide (21:09, January 18)
  • Mazda teams up with FAW (21:09, January 18)
  • Unity offers strength for small retailers (21:09, January 18)
  • China mulls multi-bln-dlr bailout plan on state bank (08:36, January 18)
  • China offers tariff exemption for some imports from 25 African countries (08:33, January 18)
  • China, Czech agree to expand trade cooperation (21:09, January 18)
  • Dutch minister promotes Chinese investment in The Netherlands (21:10, January 18)
  • China's catering industry retail sales increased by 21.4 percent in 2004 (09:06, January 18)
  • China to enforce macro-economic control on grain production and fixed assets investment (09:06, January 18)

  • World

  • Embassy confirms eight Chinese kidnapped in Iraq  (08:57, January 19)
  • Nigeria to repatriate 17,000 refugees from Cameroon (16:56, January 18)
  • Japan provides US$146m grant to Indonesia (15:13, January 18)
  • Paris Club diplomacy mission accomplished: Indonesian FM (15:11, January 18)
  • Overseas Iraqis start registering for elections (13:25, January 18)
  • 800 British troops injured in Iraq: paper (13:25, January 18)
  • Athens Olympics chief angered by US complaints (13:25, January 18)
  • Annan to remake top UN management (13:25, January 18)
  • Tsunami death toll in Sri Lanka reaches 38,195 (13:25, January 18)
  • US denies alleged reconnaissance in Iran  (11:07, January 18)
  • Poll shows Americans divide over Iraq invasion  (10:51, January 18)
  • Georgia denies Russian charges of harboring terrorists  (10:53, January 18)
  • Iranian president kicks off visit to Zimbabwe  (09:46, January 18)
  • U.S. marks Martin Luther King Day  (09:14, January 18)
  • Annan says US agriculture secretary to be new UNICEF head (08:49, January 18)
  • UN report calls for more development aid from rich nations (08:47, January 18)
  • Sudanese government, opposition sign draft peace deal (08:24, January 18)
  • DPRK urges Japan to make settlement for past occupation crimes (08:13, January 18)
  • Thailand needs another 17.72 mln USD for rehabilitation of tsunami-hit areas: deputy PM (08:19, January 18)
  • Pakistan calls for associating Kashmiris with Pak-India (08:14, January 18)
  • Putin orders to increase pension by minimum 200 rubles (08:16, January 18)
  • US-Russia summit to be held at Bratislava Castle (08:10, January 18)
  • French public sector to be on strike for three days (08:15, January 18)
  • Hundreds more UK troops arrive in Iraq before elections (08:08, January 18)

  • Opinion

  • "We all need to become China experts": EU Trade Commissioner (15:34, January 18)
  • Japan cannot add Chinese territory into its military plan (09:37, January 18)
  • Agreement reached, political deadlock unbroke: scholar (09:15, January 18)

  • Sports

  • Chinese bank issues commemorative coins for 2006 World Cup (17:12, January 18)
  • China suffers second defeat in Qatar Youth Soccer  (09:50, January 18)
  • World Cup tickets to kick off selling next month (08:24, January 18)
  • Eto'o strikes late for Barca, Real win as well  (08:12, January 18)
  • 2005 CECAFA soccer tourney to be held in Tanzania (10:03, January 18)
  • Federer eases to Australian Open second round (07:56, January 18)
  • Ren Hui wins China's third gold at Winter Universiade (09:35, January 18)

  • Science & Technology

  • 3rd UK-China Hi-tech Forum kicks off year-long scientific events (16:41, January 18)
  • Chinese expedition reaches Antarctic icecap peak (15:26, January 18)
  • Top 10 news events in science, technology and industry for national defense in 2004 selected  (21:12, January 18)
  • UK, China unite in hi-tech research (08:20, January 18)
  • New Internet virus shows up as Hong Kong's heartthrob Andy Lau (21:12, January 18)

  • Life

  • China issues stamps of 12 stolen bronze animals from imperial Yuanmingyuan garden (21:07, January 18)
  • Comprehensive archeology books published in China (21:06, January 18)
  • Training for mentally retarded a major project in Shanghai  (21:07, January 18)
  • 'Sideways,' 'Aviator' win Golden Globes (13:14, January 18)
  • Fitting in with relentless urban life (21:06, January 18)
  • Osaka woman hews out a career in Shanghai  (10:57, January 18)
  • Plan intends to make life better for Beijingers (09:14, January 18)
  • Couples check up before tying the knot (08:25, January 18)
  • Fall of Shenyang POW camp wall leads to outcry (08:23, January 18)
  • Private library changes people's reading habits  (21:06, January 18)
  • Separating culture from state  (08:08, January 18)
  • Fog causes traffic accident in Jiangxi, killing eight  (08:10, January 18)
  • Beijing signs sister-city agreement with Madrid  (08:24, January 18)
  • Month-long search for victims ends in flooded coal mine in SW China  (08:12, January 18)

  • Photo

    Guangdong,Macao and Protugal to promote exchanges in economy and trade

    Tang Bingquan, vice governor of Guangdong Province addresses the "Conference on economic and trade cooperation among Macao, Guangdong and Portugal" in Macao on Jan 17. About 600 officials, entrepreneurs from Macao, Guangdong and Portugal present the conference. The meeting aims to enhance exchanges in trade and economy between the Pearl River Delta and Macao, Portugal.

    Chemical plant explosion injures seven in Beijing

    Two firefighters attempt to put out a fire caused by explosion at a chemical plant in Beijing January 18, 2005. The explosion occurred at about 0:15am Tuesday at Beijing Oriental Petrochemical Co. Ltd. located in the eastern Chaoyang District, and seven workers suffered minor injuries in the accident. (Xinhua photos)

    The 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards unveiled

    Actress Annette Bening (L) arrives for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills Jan. 16, 2005. Annette received the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy, for her role in "Being Julia".

    "Hotel classroom" for Thai children

    A boy poses with children's paintings at the Kamala school show in Kamala Bay Garden Resort hotel in Thailand's tsunami-stricken tourist island of Phuket Jan. 17, 2005. As the houses of the Kamal school were destroyed by the tsunami, the students are invited by the hotel to have lessons in the guesthouses and have free lunch.

    Orphans in Banda Aceh

    Asmara, 13, smiles while visiting a neighbor's home with her sister Maulisa in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's Aceh Province, Jan.16, 2005. Unknown to each other before the killer tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004 that took their parents' lives, Asmara and Maulisa, 8, have become sisters after being adopted by Agimi, a 40-year-old local woman.

    Manchester United to visit Hong Kong in July

    Andy Anson (3rd, L), commercial director of Manchester United football club presents a shirt with its players' signatures on it to Yu Jinji (R2), director of Hong Kong football Association, during a press conference in Hong Kong, south China on Jan. 17, 2004. According to the news released at the conference, Manchester United will visit Hong Kong this July and contest with Hong Kong football team.

    Chinese Premier, Andorran PM hold talks

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with visiting Prime Minister Marc Forne Molne of the Principality of Andorra in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2005.

    Peace agreement signed in Sudan

    The Sudanese Minister of Federal Government Nafie Ali Nafie (R) and the Vice-Chairman of Sudan's National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Abdul Rahman Said co-preside a news conference, introducing the peace agreement signed on the previous day, in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Jan. 17, 2004. The Sudanese government and the opposition NDA agreed Sunday in Cairo on wide-ranging issues after three rounds of talks held here since August, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

    Reconstruction of Palestinian government discussed

    Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas attends the first weekly PNA cabinet meeting after his election in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Jan. 17, 2004. Chaired by Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, the meeting discussed issues about internal security and the reconstruction of Palestinian government.

    Wu Bangguo meets US Committee of 100

    Wu Bangguo (2nd, R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, meets with members of the US Committee of 100 in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, Jan. 17, 2005. The Committee of 100 was founded in 1990 by a group of renowned Chinese Americans and serves as a bridge between the cultures and systems of Asia and America.

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