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News Archive --- Date:20050120


China

  • Chinese vice president meets Iraqi counterpart  (08:51, January 21)
  • Food safety supervision should be strengthened: Vice Premier (21:36, January 20)
  • China opposes any country to provide place for "Taiwan independence" attempt (21:36, January 20)
  • Chinese president congratulates Yushchenko on Ukrainian election win (21:37, January 20)
  • China recognizes excellent young foreign affairs staff (21:37, January 20)
  • FM spokesman says China respects Ukrainian choice (21:38, January 20)
  • CPPCC leader urges Iraq to help release Chinese hostages (21:38, January 20)
  • China to hold seminar on tsunami early warning system, FM spokesman (21:39, January 20)
  • China calls US sanctions of 8 Chinese companies "irresponsible" (21:34, January 20)
  • Vanuatuan deputy PM reiterates adherence to one-China policy: FM spokesman (21:39, January 20)
  • Singaporean FM to visit China (21:39, January 20)
  • British foreign secretary arrives in Beijing (21:29, January 20)
  • Iraqi deputy president condemns kidnapping of Chinese nationals (18:15, January 20)
  • Chinese State Councilor meets with Grenadian guest (18:13, January 20)
  • Airlines sign ground service pact (18:09, January 20)
  • Canadian PM arrives in Beijing (17:37, January 20)
  • 610.8 bln new Taiwan dollars budget for arms purchase vetoed again (16:10, January 20)
  • China's ecological construction enters a new phase  (16:03, January 20)
  • China, Afghanistan hail 50 years of diplomatic ties (15:58, January 20)
  • Chinese, Grenadian FMs sign joint communique to resume diplomatic ties (18:13, January 20)
  • Painful to see father under kidnappers' gun: daughter of a Chinese hostage in Iraq (09:18, January 20)
  • PM of Ireland vows to enhance cooperation with China (09:17, January 20)
  • Beijing steps up effort to secure release of Chinese hostages in Iraq (09:16, January 20)
  • Second China-France Round Table of Mayors to be held in Chengdu (07:58, January 20)
  • President wants to deepen links with Ireland  (09:35, January 20)
  • Chinese reminded of personal safety overseas (08:19, January 20)
  • Chinese top legislator meets PM of Ireland  (08:41, January 20)
  • CPPCC chairman advocates non-gov't exchanges with foreign countries (08:24, January 20)
  • Website opened for largest CPC internal education drive (07:31, January 20)
  • High-ranking provincial official penalized for grim coal mine blast (08:30, January 20)
  • Beijing police hold new year reception for foreign police officers (08:26, January 20)
  • Chinese vice premier attends French travel agency association conference (07:31, January 20)
  • HK-mainland boundary flow upgrades under study: official (07:31, January 20)
  • Hong Kong corruption reports fall 13 percent (08:19, January 20)
  • Falun Gong followers and their family: hatred for Li Hongzhi (08:17, January 20)
  • Chinese medical team returns to Beijing from Sri Lanka (08:09, January 20)



  • Business

  • HK Exchange Fund's investment income hits US$7.27 bln (21:32, January 20)
  • China, Canada sign two MOUs on mineral resources, nuclear energy cooperation (08:25, January 21)
  • China, Canada release statement on energy cooperation (08:21, January 21)
  • Analyst optimistic about China's economic foreground (19:48, January 20)
  • China to take active part in Japan's Aichi Expo 2005 (08:21, January 21)
  • Vice Premier Huang to attend World Economic Forum 2005 meeting (21:25, January 20)
  • China's CPI expected to rise by 4 percent in 2005 (18:19, January 20)
  • China's middle class defined by income (18:10, January 20)
  • China Netcom announces acquisition of 20% stake in PCCW (17:57, January 20)
  • Shanghai posts double-digital GDP growth for 2004 (18:00, January 20)
  • Ebay to invest $100 mln for greater market share in China (18:10, January 20)
  • China to have VC play bigger role in boosting its hi-tech industry (17:39, January 20)
  • No timetable to invest welfare fund overseas (17:44, January 20)
  • Shanghai stocks slump to new low during morning session (16:06, January 20)
  • State suspends thirty large projects (14:24, January 20)
  • Hong Kong's container traffic rises 7% (14:25, January 20)
  • GM to launch new models (14:28, January 20)
  • Sony expects fast China sales growth (14:29, January 20)
  • China's leading aviation company reports 215 percent profit rise (11:12, January 20)
  • Japan touts high-speed rail caliber (10:30, January 20)
  • BOC & CCB start listing one after the other  (10:28, January 20)
  • Overseas insurers show great interest in China's group insurance market (10:08, January 20)
  • China to unify corporate income tax for domestic and foreign-funded businesses (10:08, January 20)
  • East China province sees surge in shoe export (09:56, January 20)
  • Double-track electrified railway project to be built with huge investment in NW. China (09:55, January 20)
  • Service sector to make up 80 percent of Beijing's labor demand in 2005 (09:54, January 20)
  • China exported 140 million mobile phones last year (09:24, January 20)
  • Telecom operators welcome fee liberalization (09:23, January 20)
  • Amway eyes expansion prospects (09:23, January 20)
  • Boao Forum for Asia 2005 meeting will prioritize energy discussion (07:29, January 20)
  • Canadian companies eye Chinese market: Canadian Minister (07:58, January 20)



  • World

  • Russia warns to carry out preemptive strikes on terrorists (21:40, January 20)
  • Severe storms hit southeast Australia (21:33, January 20)
  • Putin congratulates Yushchenko as new Ukrainian president (21:33, January 20)
  • Indonesian Navy to develop guided missiles (19:39, January 20)
  • Britain urges US to set Iraq withdrawal timetable (19:35, January 20)
  • Powerful bomb found in southern Philippines (18:05, January 20)
  • Pakistani, Indian military officials to reduce tension along LoC (18:06, January 20)
  • Ballot boxes arrive in Baghdad (18:08, January 20)
  • Yushchenko to be inaugurated as Ukraine president on Sunday (21:40, January 20)
  • S. Korean vessel allowed to enter DPRK waters to rescue missing crew (16:31, January 20)
  • Iranian FM terms US comments as psychological warfare (16:30, January 20)
  • US navy chief on cooperation among militaries in tsunami disaster (16:29, January 20)
  • Afghan major warlord escaped suicide attack on Eid-l-Azha (16:00, January 20)
  • Sharon resumes contacts with Palestinians (18:09, January 20)
  • Indonesia dishes out big cake for infrastructure construction (14:35, January 20)
  • S. Korean ship sinks in waters off DPRK, 14 sailors missing (14:36, January 20)
  • Vietnam to force runaway workers in Chinese Taiwan to return home (14:37, January 20)
  • China races to rescue hostages as suicide bombing rocks Iraq (13:14, January 20)
  • Austria calls for restoring anti-Nazi fighters' reputation (13:01, January 20)
  • Bush says he is ready for work ahead in 2nd term (12:30, January 20)
  • Italy to continue urging EU to lift weapons export ban on China (11:09, January 20)
  • More anti-govt armed members surrender in Myanmar (12:29, January 20)
  • Cuba, Russia promote aeronautical cooperation (12:29, January 20)
  • UN awards peace medal to Chinese peacekeeping riot police in Haiti (10:47, January 20)
  • Rice admits some "bad decisions" on Iraq  (10:41, January 20)
  • Moscow rejects US criticism of democracy decline  (10:40, January 20)
  • Iraqi clerics help seek Chinese hostages' freedom (10:22, January 20)
  • Argentina wants to enhance cooperation with China: VP (10:21, January 20)
  • Vietnam reports 6th bird flu death (09:58, January 20)
  • Guinean government confirms failed assassination against president (09:54, January 20)
  • Ukraine high court confirms Yushchenko's election win (09:39, January 20)
  • Iraq's religious body optimistic over release of kidnapped Chinese (09:21, January 20)
  • Top Sunni Muslims urge release of kidnapped people in Iraq (09:20, January 20)
  • Seoul decides to change its Chinese name (09:20, January 20)
  • Chinese experts in Sri Lanka to offer reconstruction aid (07:55, January 20)
  • Russia to export over 300 military helicopters by 2010 (07:29, January 20)
  • India tests short-range surface-to-air missile (07:28, January 20)
  • Reports say coup attempted in mineral rich Guinea  (08:30, January 20)
  • Death toll in Asia's quake-tsunami disaster nearly 220,000  (08:47, January 20)
  • Iraq to seal borders during election  (08:31, January 20)
  • Four car bombs in Baghdad kill 26  (07:26, January 20)
  • Danish Prime Minister calls election on Feb. 8 (08:34, January 20)
  • Rice wins confirmation of Senate committee (08:26, January 20)
  • Israeli security cabinet agrees to resume contact with Palestinians (08:36, January 20)
  • Powell makes farewell speech at State Department (08:22, January 20)
  • US hopes DPRK to return to six-party talks (08:24, January 20)



  • Opinion

  • Chile to develop relations with China, achieving more firsts: Interview (17:04, January 20)
  • China lifts barriers of private business into monopolized industries (09:59, January 20)
  • Peace demands wisdom and patience (09:04, January 20)



  • Sports

  • China opts for local coach for national soccer team (08:45, January 21)
  • China to be a force in women's tennis, warns Davenport (18:26, January 20)
  • No relegation in Chinese Super League for 2005 season (18:25, January 20)
  • Beijing to hold Olympics sports and venue facilities trade show (12:32, January 20)
  • Pan Lei grabs women's snowboard halfpipe silver  (11:17, January 20)
  • Pacers run past Rockets 87-74 (08:33, January 20)
  • Menendez named Cuba's woman Athlete of the Year (08:21, January 20)
  • South Korea dominates short-track speedskating (10:50, January 20)
  • Federer, Agassi, Sharopova, Kuznetsova through to next round (08:05, January 20)
  • Li Tie invited to FIFA's benefit game (07:50, January 20)



  • Science & Technology

  • First Chinese Turing Award winner joins CUHK as distinguished professor (21:34, January 20)
  • Anthropologists find 4.5 million-year hominid fossils (12:32, January 20)
  • Intel launches new processor to improve notebook sales (10:58, January 20)
  • China's net surfers top 94 million (10:56, January 20)
  • China thinks of opening mail service to Antarctica (08:04, January 20)



  • Life

  • Chinese mobile phone users send 217.7 billion short messages in 2004 (21:27, January 20)
  • China launches Miss China 2005 beauty pageant (18:16, January 20)
  • Old tree the root of tourism attraction (17:04, January 20)
  • A snap in time (17:00, January 20)
  • HBV victims face improved job chances  (13:12, January 20)
  • Girl, 5, gifted in math  (13:12, January 20)
  • Retiming of Spring Festival for convenience  (13:08, January 20)
  • China lays foundation for third largest opera house (09:56, January 20)
  • China initiates campaign to publicize pre-marital check-ups (08:00, January 20)
  • China cracks down on fake, substandard food (07:36, January 20)
  • Chinese reminded of personal safety overseas (07:35, January 20)
  • "Governance capability" most popular catchphrase in China in 2004 (07:34, January 20)
  • Surgeons lend more than a helping hand (08:13, January 20)
  • China's net surfers reach 94 million (07:32, January 20)
  • Lives improving for hepatitis B sufferers (08:15, January 20)
  • Sanya named venue for 55th Miss World finals  (08:17, January 20)
  • Killer of nine students in central China executed  (08:19, January 20)



  • Photo

    Smuggled cultural relics go home

    Security guards stand beside smuggled cultural treasures confesticated by Shenyang Customs in a handover ceremony in Shenyang, capital of north China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 19, 2005. Shenyang Customs handed over 8,000 pieces of the smuggled cultural relics it confiscated from 1999 to 2000 to the provincial department of cultural relics in Shenyang Museum on Wednesday.

    Tourist number increases in Thailand

    A foreign woman sunbathes on the beach in Phuket of Thailand, on Jan. 19, 2005. The recent Indian Ocean tsunami caused great losses to the tourism of Thailand, once resulting in a sharp drop of tourists. Thai government attaches importance to the rehabilitation of tourism and strives to reduce the losses to the minimum. Now the number of foreign tourists in Thailand is increasing.

    Italy-China Tourism Seminar

    Franco Marmottini(R), counselor to the Italian Consul Travel Company recommends Italian sweets to a customer in a hotel in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 19, 2005. Italian National Tourism Bureau held a Italy-China Tourism Seminar in the hotel on Wednesday. 66 Italian tourism companies went to Beijing to discuss cooperation with several Chinese travel agencies.

    Crew members of Shanghai-Taipei charter flight debut

    Crew members of the Shanghai-Taipei charter flights by China Eastern Airlines pose in Shanghai, east China, on Jan. 19, 2005.

    Over 2 million pilgrims perform Haj in Saudi Arab

    Muslims go on their voyage of pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 18, 2005. Over 2 million pilgrims across the world arrived at the country to perform Haj in the Haj season this year.

    International community continues to send relief materials to tsunami-hit areas

    A batch of humanitarian relief goods is seen at a military airport in Indonesia's tsunami-stricken Banda Aceh Jan. 19, 2005. All relief goods from international community continued to be sent to the tsunami-hit areas through the airport.

    Rice: US building candid, cooperative ties with China

    US national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, designated by US President George W. Bush as secretary of state, testifies at her confirmation hearings in Washington, Jan. 18, 2005. Rice said that the United States is building "candid, cooperative and constructive" ties with China.

    Iraqis encouraged to vote for the upcoming election

    Iraqis read a poster encouraging people to vote in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Jan. 19, 2005. Iraq's first election in decades will be held on Jan. 30.

    Embassy making all-out efforts to rescue kidnapped nationals

    Bian Zhiqiang (2nd R), counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Iraq, reports to the embassy on the phone at a mosque in Baghdad Jan. 19, 2005. After eight Chinese workers were kidnapped in Iraq, the Chinese Embassy has been exerting every effort to rescue the hostages.

    Chinese President, top legislator meet with Irish PM

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with visiting Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan. 19, 2005.

    Chinese leaders attend lecture on model Party official

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (R Front) shakes hands with Xie Li, widow of Niu Yuru, former mayor of Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan. 18, 2005. The Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese government leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan attended a lecture on the life and career of Niu Yuru here on Tuesday.

    Pan Lei wins surprise silver in Winter Universiade

    China's skater Pan Lei poses on the podium after winning the silver medal of the women's snowboard half pipe events by a score of 32.2 points at the 2004 Winter Universiade in Innsbruck, west Austria, Jan. 18, 2005. Paulina Ligocka of Poland won the gold medal by a score of 34.6 points.


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