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News Archive --- Date:20050121


  • PM of Ireland expects China-Ireland cooperation in all areas (20:51, January 21)
  • Preliminary government work report under discussion (20:38, January 21)
  • Britain supports lift of EU arms embargo on China, Straw (09:03, January 24)
  • China-Britain relations enter "mature" period, says Chinese premier (20:32, January 21)
  • China, Thailand establish mutual judicial assistance in criminal matters (20:31, January 21)
  • Airline announces preferential package for cross-strait flights (20:30, January 21)
  • Reception marks 50th anniversary of China-Afghanistan diplomatic ties (20:23, January 21)
  • Taiwan Students "disappointed and sad" at being excluded from cross-straits flight program (17:51, January 21)
  • China, British leaders to exchange visits (17:47, January 21)
  • China rules out bias against Hepatitis B carriers (16:38, January 21)
  • Chinese president sends envoy to attend Yushchenko's inauguration (14:34, January 21)
  • Roundup: efforts continue for Chinese hostages release (14:33, January 21)
  • FM spokesman on Vanuatu, Taiwan, Ukraine election, terrorism, tsunami seminar (11:25, January 21)
  • Hostage release sought: Iraqi Vice-President (08:55, January 21)
  • China to establish a mountaineering rescue system (16:33, January 21)
  • China, Canada pledge further cooperation in int'l affairs  (08:33, January 21)
  • Vice Premier stresses precautions against earthquakes (08:31, January 21)
  • China, Canada issue joint statement, highlight sustainable growth (08:13, January 21)
  • China decides to resume post office in Antarctic station (08:29, January 21)
  • Chinese Premier holds talks with Canadian PM (08:32, January 21)
  • China, Grenada resume diplomatic relations  (08:38, January 21)
  • Chinese Muslims celebrate annual 'Id al-Qurban (08:30, January 21)
  • China, Canada issued Common Paper of Strategic Working Group (08:28, January 21)
  • Chinese Vice Premier urges mechanisms to ensure food, medicine safety (08:29, January 21)
  • China supports combating terrorism in any form (08:29, January 21)

  • Business

  • Defense science industry urged to contribute to China's economy (21:05, January 21)
  • Beijing ranks first in overall competitive strength in China: report (20:46, January 21)
  • China suffers blackouts due to severe power shortage in winter (20:46, January 21)
  • HK consolidates its status as Asia's fashion hub (20:44, January 21)
  • Baosteel receives approval for new shares (20:21, January 21)
  • Agricultural Bank reports robust savings business in 2004 (20:21, January 21)
  • Audit finds four AMCs violating regulations (16:56, January 21)
  • China's oil demand to remain high in 2005 (16:43, January 21)
  • China to strengthen quarantine of wooden export packing (16:28, January 21)
  • China allies with world consultant giant to facilitate equity exchanges (16:27, January 21)
  • China, Canada strive for further economic ties (16:26, January 21)
  • Leading coal producing province to limit annual output to 600 mln tons (16:26, January 21)
  • N. China province seeks to become world's largest stainless steel plant (16:26, January 21)
  • Lufthansa opens first Asian customer service center in Shanghai (15:16, January 21)
  • Online marketplaces team up for more market share in China (12:32, January 21)
  • China makes great breakthrough in tourism (11:27, January 21)
  • Overseas wholesalers fail to show (12:32, January 21)
  • Export of China's private companies soar in 2004 (11:26, January 21)
  • China's online gaming sector makes progress (11:27, January 21)
  • Move to unify asset supervision scheme (09:27, January 21)
  • SMEs' overseas listing welcomed (08:32, January 21)
  • SMS bonus for Xiaolingtong subscribers (09:27, January 21)
  • China, Canada sign energy agreements  (08:25, January 21)
  • HK bankruptcy petitions down 43.5 pct (08:20, January 21)
  • Online marketplaces team up for more market share (07:57, January 21)

  • World

  • Cambodian PM reacts to WB's funds freezing threat (20:51, January 21)
  • DPRK accuses S. Korea of infiltrating its territorial waters (20:48, January 21)
  • Thailand to host int'l conference on mental support to tsunami victims (20:21, January 21)
  • Palestinian forces start deployment in northern Gaza (17:52, January 21)
  • Car bomb blasts at Shiite mosque in Baghdad (16:49, January 21)
  • EU advises Tanzania to stick to 1 economic integration (16:11, January 21)
  • Ugandan police threaten to arrest smokers in public places (16:23, January 21)
  • Majority of Czechs not interested in EU constitution: survey (14:52, January 21)
  • Truce in Kashmir" violated again" (13:10, January 21)
  • Former Philippine vice-president confirms accepting ambassador to China post (12:30, January 21)
  • Italian parliament pledges to push for early lifting of EU weapons export ban on China (12:30, January 21)
  • Ukraine's Yanukovych vows to fight on as opposition (12:28, January 21)
  • Tsunami warning system agreed  (16:28, January 21)
  • Australian military planes collide mid-air (09:33, January 21)
  • Cheney says Iran "at the top of the list" of trouble spots (09:32, January 21)
  • Sharon urges Russia not to sell missiles to Syria  (09:46, January 21)
  • S.Korean vessel starts rescue work for sunken ship  (09:33, January 21)
  • ROK cargo ship sinks near DPRK (09:09, January 21)
  • Beijing making every effort to secure release of Chinese hostages  (08:24, January 21)
  • DPRK accuses Japan of cover-up on "comfort women" (08:13, January 21)
  • Bush pledges unity in 2nd term (08:17, January 21)
  • Bush vows to fight against tyranny (08:16, January 21)
  • Bush vows to spread freedom across globe (08:15, January 21)
  • Anti-war activists protest during Bush's inauguration (08:14, January 21)

  • Opinion

  • Developing people-to-people diplomacy and promoting international cooperation (16:19, January 21)
  • American nationalism viewed from Bush's inauguration (13:40, January 21)
  • Taiwan scholar urges Chen Shui-bian to treat direct flights practically (09:43, January 21)
  • Ticklers ahead after grand ceremony (08:16, January 21)

  • Sports

  • Federer, Mauresmo, Safin, Agassi, Sharapova advance in Australian Open (21:06, January 21)
  • Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Serena Williams march into fourth round of Australian Open (21:06, January 21)
  • Table tennis world championships website launched in China (17:53, January 21)
  • NZ beat China in Australian Youth Olympic Festival opener (14:59, January 21)
  • Turin 2006 Olympic torch unveiled (14:58, January 21)
  • Federer, Safin advance, Gaudio outclassed in Australian Open (14:58, January 21)
  • Yao leads Shaq in NBA All-Star balloting (12:46, January 21)
  • Sun Jihai eyes new Man City contract (08:46, January 21)
  • World Cup organisers face very important problems (08:15, January 21)
  • Federer, Williams through at Australian Open  (08:08, January 21)

  • Science & Technology

  • China to launch communication satellite  (20:21, January 21)
  • Solar storm interrupts short-wave radio transmission in China (16:35, January 21)
  • More than 1 mln to take part in graduate entrance exam (14:34, January 21)
  • Men and women use different brain areas to achieve similar IQ results: study (12:33, January 21)
  • Dutch scientists measures tsunami in India Ocean (09:33, January 21)
  • Space mission set: two to orbit in Shenzhou VI (08:27, January 21)

  • Life

  • Gun-shooting suspect arrested in Macao (20:41, January 21)
  • China's middle class ushered in at 60,000 yuan? (14:25, January 21)
  • Heavy smokers more likely to commit suicide (14:31, January 21)
  • Embracing Western ways while cleaving to tradition (14:23, January 21)
  • Should Yuanmingyuan be rebuilt?  (13:53, January 21)
  • Alarm bells for cops battling with mental anguish (14:30, January 21)
  • Guangzhou Zoo's animal adoption program stagnant  (13:05, January 21)
  • China seizes 597 suspects in Internet gambling case (11:26, January 21)
  • Nose for danger, dogged love saves a family (08:26, January 21)
  • Downtown explosion kills 2, injures 10 in Xinjiang  (08:19, January 21)

  • Photo

    Belgian International Cultural Treasures Exposition

    Visitors gaze at a goldfish bowl made in China during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng (from A.D.1723 to 1736) in the opening ceremony of the 50th Belgian International Cultural Treasures Exposition in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Jan. 20, 2005. The exposition lasts from Jan. 20 to Jan. 30. Antique dealers from France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Holland, Switzerland and other countries displayed the cultural relics they have collected worldwide in the showroom of 9,000 square meters on Thursday. The exposition started in 1920 is the oldest exposition of cultural relics in Europe.

    Chinese expedition reaches the highest icecap peak in Antarctica

    Snowmobiles of the Chinese expedition driving on Dome A Icecap, Antarctica (file photo Dec 28, 2004). A 13-man Chinese expedition surmounted the highest icecap peak in Antarctica at 3:16 a.m.(Beijing time) Tuesday, according to the polar expedition office of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). They are the first humans to reach the peak of Dome A Icecap, 4,039 meters above sea level, 80:22:00 degrees south latitude and 77:21:11 degrees east longitude.

    Eid al-Adha celebrated in Afghanistan

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai(front) reviews the honor guard in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Jan. 20, 2005. Afghans are enjoying the Eid al-Adha, a traditional Islamic festival when Muslims sacrifice livestock to show their respect to God.

    Year of Einstein opens in Germany

    German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Year of Einstein in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Jan. 19, 2005. The Year of Einstein started on Wednesday in Germany to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Albert Einstein's passing away and the 100 anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity.

    Special session on tsunami held at World Conference on Disaster Reduction

    A Sri Lankan participant attends a special session on Indian Ocean tsunami disaster during the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe of Japan on Jan. 20, 2005. The participants discussed issues related to relief operation and early tsunami warning system on Thursday.

    Medical team back home, relief goods to Somalia, Kenya

    Medical team members gesture to the people after arriving at Beijing Jan. 19, 2005. A 17-member Chinese medical team returned home Wednesday night after 16 days in tsunami-struck Sri Lanka.

    Medal of peace conferred to Chinese peacekeeping riot police

    Members of the Chinese peacekeeping riot police force patrolling near Port-au-Prince Airport in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti. (file photo). The United Nations has conferred the Medal of Peace on all members of the Chinese peacekeeping riot police force in Haiti for their outstanding performance in the crisis-torn country, a Chinese police officer told Xinhua Jan. 19, 2005.

    Mini bus blast kills 12 in Xinjiang

    The picture taken on Jan. 20, 2005 shows the wreckage of a bombed minibus near Kuytun City in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A minibus exploded on its way from Karamay City to Usu City in the northern part of the autonomous region on Thursday. At least 12 people died in the explosion. The cause of the blast was under investigation.

    Rescue of Chinese hostages underway

    Yang Honglin, Chinese Ambassador to Iraq, calls by a mobile phone in order to rescue eight Chinese hostages kidnapped by Iraqi militants in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Jan. 20, 2005. At present, Chinese Embassy in Iraq takes all possible means to rescue the Chinese civilians as soon as possible.

    Chinese, Grenadian FMs sign communique to resume diplomatic ties

    Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing (R) shakes hands with his Grenadian counterpart Elvin Nimrod after signing a joint communique to resume diplomatic ties between the two countries, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 20, 2005.

    Premier Wen Jiabao meets Canadian counterpart

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin during the welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 20, 2005.

    Bush sworn in for his second term

    US President George W. Bush (L) is sworn in for his second term by Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist (back to camera) as he is joined by his wife US First Lady Laura Bush. (Xinhua)

    Australian Open Heroes

    Roger Federer, Amelie Mauresmo, Marat Safin, Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the third round of Australian Openin Melbourne on Wednesday.

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