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News Archive --- Date:20050123


China

  • Mauritian PM arrives Beijing for visit (09:24, January 24)
  • China, Fiji to forge closer ties (12:01, January 23)
  • Former bank official jailed for embezzlement (11:48, January 23)
  • China to issue antitrust law in 2005 (11:38, January 23)
  • 8 Vietnamese robbers shot in China sea (12:26, January 23)
  • Iraqi deputy president leaves Beijing for Shanghai (09:24, January 24)
  • Chinese vice president leaves for five-nation tour (12:28, January 23)
  • Iraqi deputy president says "very delighted" to hear news on hostage release (10:06, January 23)
  • Canadian prime minister visits HK (09:24, January 24)
  • FM: China urges Vietnam to join hands in fighting against maritime crimes (09:24, January 24)
  • Disaster forecasting system to be upgraded (09:24, January 24)
  • Power shortage causes blackouts nationwide (09:22, January 23)



  • Business

  • Shenyang sees birth of 311 chain stores in 2004 (08:42, January 24)
  • Auditors reveal truth about State assets firms (10:20, January 23)
  • Further bank reforms planned (10:19, January 23)
  • China expected to buy 5.8 million cars this year: expert (10:17, January 23)



  • World

  • Vietnam reports more bird flu outbreaks (17:06, January 23)
  • Tsunami warning system wins endorsement (15:38, January 23)
  • New Zealand researchers build bone from wool (14:37, January 23)
  • Israeli minister says Palestinian militants agree to truce (14:33, January 23)
  • US seeks to isolate Chavez (13:28, January 23)
  • Thousands of Cubans protest against US blockade (12:08, January 23)
  • Chinese envoy to Yushchenko's inauguration meets Ukrainian official (12:08, January 23)
  • Yushchenko to take office as Ukraine president (11:30, January 23)
  • Chinese embassy: Eight hostages freed in Iraq  (13:33, January 23)
  • Iranian gov't denies report on women's presidential candidacy (10:13, January 23)
  • Terror tip involving Chinese seen as revenge (10:13, January 23)
  • Zimbabwe dismisses US allegations of tyranny (10:04, January 23)
  • Iranian women allowed to run for president (10:01, January 23)
  • US alone in seeking ouster of IAEA chief: report (09:58, January 23)
  • UN chief supports installation of tsunami alarm system (10:00, January 23)
  • Iraqi group claims killing of foreign nationals: al-Jazeera  (09:53, January 23)
  • Putin suggests further Russian aid for tsunami victims (09:47, January 23)
  • Canada to launch national child porn tipline (09:44, January 23)
  • Bush speech signals no policy shift: report (09:41, January 23)
  • Palestinian groups ready for truce with Israel  (09:37, January 23)
  • Iraqis disgusted with Basra torture scandals (09:30, January 23)



  • Opinion

  • China-Japan differences moving frictions to military field (11:15, January 23)



  • Sports

  • China to participate in Asian women's rugby championship  (15:58, January 23)
  • Shenzhen to make bid for 2011 Universiade  (13:18, January 23)
  • China opts for local coach to replace Haan (13:19, January 23)



  • Science & Technology

  • First China-designed digital TV chip passes appraisal (08:55, January 24)
  • 5 Chinese students shortlisted for Young Inventors Awards 2004 (10:28, January 23)
  • Renowned Chinese law professor passes away in Macao (10:28, January 23)



  • Life

  • Beijing prepares for Spring Festival passenger rush (17:01, January 23)
  • British pop stars hold charity concert for tsunami sufferers (11:24, January 23)
  • More efforts urged to crack down on illegal publications in 2005 (10:32, January 23)



  • Photo

    Monster snowstorm hits midwest, northeast U.S.

    A worker plows snow on Market St. during a heavy snowstorm in Philadelphia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005. Eastern Pennsylvania is expected to get a foot or more of snow from two storms.

    Iraqi group claims killing of 2 hostages, holding another

    The TV picture aired on Jan. 22 shows the ID card of a Brazilian man who was kidnapped in Iraq.

    Taiwanese gets ticket for charter flights

    A Taiwan woman displays her air ticket after becoming the first Taiwan compatriot in Shanghai to get a ticket for the non-stop direct charter flights across the Taiwan Straits January 22, 2005. Her family are scheduled to fly to Taipei on January 29. The Chinese mainland and Taiwan reached a landmark deal January 15 to allow non-stop charter flights over the Chinese New Year holidays.

    Truck with 44 tons of gasoline caught on fire

    An oil truck carrying 44 tons of gasoline caught fire at 1100 am on Friday in the Linzi district of Zibo of Eastern China's Shandong Province. A local fire brigade arrived to the spot four minutes later and put on the fire at 13:20 pm. The road was full of bumps and holes because of the high temperature, and covered with white foam and dirty water. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

    Eight Chinese hostages in Iraq released

    A TV grab taken on Jan. 22, 2005 shows Chinese hostages being released by Iraqi militants (R1) in Iraq. The Chinese embassy in Iraq confirmed on Saturday that the eight Chinese hostages held by Iraqi insurgents since Tuesday had been released.


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