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News Archive --- Date:20050124


China

  • CPC to strengthen multi-party cooperation, political consultation (08:46, January 25)
  • Former Cambodian king arrives in Beijing for routine physical check-up (18:07, January 24)
  • Beijing to be divided into four functional zones (15:12, January 24)
  • Iraq to strenthen cultural exchanges with China: Iraqi deputy president  (08:47, January 24)
  • Communist Party to play bigger role in state companies (08:41, January 24)
  • FM confirms kidnapped Chinese return to Chinese embassy in Iraq  (09:17, January 24)



  • Business

  • NE China province registers drastic increase in iron and steel export (21:22, January 24)
  • Foreign trade tops 170 bln dollars in east China province in 2004 (21:22, January 24)
  • Iranian official calls for importing high quality textile from China (17:15, January 24)
  • Foreign-funded firms contribute to nearly 90 pct of high-tech exports via Shanghai port (17:06, January 24)
  • China's largest shipbuilding company receives 6 million tons of new orders in 2004 (16:18, January 24)
  • Dutch publisher begins strategic cooperation with China (16:23, January 24)
  • China to increase ship engine exports (16:14, January 24)
  • Chinese firm becomes Vietnam's first housing foreign investor (14:28, January 24)
  • Foreign trade tops US$200 million in Tibet last year (13:14, January 24)
  • E. China province attracts 2 billion foreign investment in 2004 (09:47, January 24)
  • NE China city sees birth of 311 chain stores in 2004 (09:47, January 24)
  • Private businesses in Guangdong surpass state firms in exports (09:47, January 24)
  • China lowers stamp tax imposed on securities transaction (09:45, January 24)
  • China, Japan, ROK, ASEAN to start FTA feasibility study soon (09:46, January 24)
  • Cotton prices remain low after bumper harvest (08:56, January 24)
  • Guangdong takes lead in luring FDI (08:56, January 24)
  • Reshuffle of securities companies gathers pace (08:50, January 24)
  • China's first coal liquefaction scheduled to ease import burden (10:35, January 24)
  • Shenzhen carrier switches allegiances (08:44, January 24)
  • Sales earning of China Weaponry Equipment Corp tops 64.5 bln yuan (08:42, January 24)
  • CPC to reinforce leading role in SOEs reform, development: official document (08:42, January 24)
  • Jiangxi attracts 2 bln foreign investment in 2004 (08:41, January 24)



  • World

  • Putin instructs government to update cooperation with Ukraine (21:28, January 24)
  • Tsunamis cause hundreds of people disabled (21:29, January 24)
  • DPRK warns S. Korea of serious consequences for battleships' intrusion (21:24, January 24)
  • Iran constitutes central problem of Mideast: Peres (21:19, January 24)
  • Iraq announces capture of two Zarqawi aides (21:27, January 24)
  • Ukraine's new president arrives in Moscow for first foreign visit (21:17, January 24)
  • "Comfort women" fund to be dissolved in 2007 (21:16, January 24)
  • Yushchenko's 'Orange Revolution' ends (16:38, January 24)
  • Sri Lankan Tamil rebels willing to join govt's relief program (16:12, January 24)
  • Blizzard maroons thousands at US airports  (15:15, January 24)
  • Blizzard slams eastern Canada  (15:01, January 24)
  • Car bomb explodes near green zone in Baghdad (14:49, January 24)
  • Hamas to cease fire on conditions  (14:50, January 24)
  • Adoption considered to save Japan's monarchy (14:49, January 24)
  • Report: Pentagon operating secret espionage branch (14:50, January 24)
  • Malaysia: 'Hard' evidence needed before Iran attack (14:30, January 24)
  • Chinese hostages safely transferred to Chinese side; Zarqawi declares war on Iraqi election (13:44, January 24)
  • Indonesian gov't, Aceh rebels to hold talks in Finland (13:11, January 24)
  • EU foreign policy chief hails Palestinian peace efforts (13:11, January 24)
  • Venezuelan president accuses US of provoking diplomatic crisis (13:11, January 24)
  • Earthquake flattens 100 houses in Indonesia's Sulawesi (13:10, January 24)
  • China pledges to strengthen ties with Ukraine (10:06, January 24)
  • Pentagon refutes report over new espionage unit (09:53, January 24)
  • Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi island (13:42, January 24)
  • Abbas says a Palestinian agreement on cease-fire is closed  (09:36, January 24)
  • Abbas says to meet Sharon after cabinet's reshuffle  (09:36, January 24)
  • Abbas accuses Israel of obstructing redeployment of security forces (09:37, January 24)
  • Germany arrests suspected al Qaeda members (08:50, January 24)
  • 173,981 killed in tsunami: Indonesian health ministry  (08:41, January 24)
  • China, India to hold first-ever strategic dialogue (09:04, January 24)
  • Yushchenko sworn in as Ukraine president (10:04, January 24)
  • Chinese vice president in Mexico for official visit (08:25, January 24)
  • Hostages to be back to China soon: Chinese Embassy  (08:36, January 24)
  • China donates relief materials to Kenya, Somalia (08:28, January 24)



  • Opinion

  • Immolators get new life: Commentary  (18:16, January 24)
  • Survey: Seven social problems hinder China (16:17, January 24)
  • Analysis: "minor issues" affect growth of China's auto market (10:02, January 24)
  • Bush administration's foreign policy envisioned: analysis (16:50, January 24)



  • Sports

  • Davenport advances, Miskina, Dementieva out (21:26, January 24)
  • BOCOG signs Adidas as official partner for 2008 Olympics (18:21, January 24)
  • 17 Chinese athletes fail doping tests in 2004 (16:25, January 24)
  • Davenport, Roddick, Schnyder into quarter finals of Australian Open (13:46, January 24)
  • NBA leaders in four statistics through Jan. 22 (09:54, January 24)
  • Organizers unveil route for 2005 Tour of Italy cycle race  (08:34, January 24)
  • China expects to be world's top swimming power (08:05, January 24)
  • Federer, Mauresmo, Safin, Sharapova advance into quarter finals  (07:56, January 24)
  • Beijing snaps Xinjiang's winning streak (07:50, January 24)



  • Science & Technology

  • China to re-survey the height of Mt. Qomolangma (09:47, January 25)
  • Emphasis given to manned space flight and moon probe  (17:05, January 24)
  • Shanghai plans 1 billion yuan space city (16:30, January 24)
  • China, Brazil work on prototype of earth resources satellites (16:16, January 24)
  • Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated: US scientists (13:45, January 24)
  • 1.2 million applicants crowd into exam rooms (10:35, January 24)



  • Life

  • One Chinese sentenced to death for murdering Japanese family (17:56, January 24)
  • Culprit of Xinjiang bus blast identified  (17:12, January 24)
  • Peacock to compete for Golden Bear (15:45, January 24)
  • Women master men... and their wallets (13:54, January 24)
  • S. China fatal expressway tragedy kills 24, injures 30  (13:13, January 24)
  • Freeway pileup leaves 4 dead, another 38 injured in Guangdong  (13:16, January 24)
  • Beijing has one car for every 10 residents (09:43, January 24)
  • Zodiac signs reunited on stamps (08:11, January 24)
  • Comics give mythology new lease of life (08:17, January 24)
  • Drug dealers arrested in Hainan (08:18, January 24)
  • Can high-tech save ancient operas? (08:21, January 24)
  • China launches health education program to reduce chronic diseases  (08:24, January 24)
  • Stamps issued to mark tsunami relief   (08:27, January 24)



  • Photo

    1.2 mln graduates crowd into exam rooms

    Participants write down their answers during the 2005 national postgraduate entrance exam at Jiangsu Polytechnic University in Changzhou of East China's Jiangsu Province yesterday. About 1.2 million applicants registered for the exam, a 24-percent increase over last year. The figure breaks last year's record of a million registrants. (newsphoto)

    Radio stations hand out annual music awards

    Singer Stefanie Sun from Singapore holds a cup in the awarding ceremony of the 12th Chinese Songs List in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 22, 2005. She has won the award of the Most Popular Female Singer in Hong Kong and Taiwan Regions Yearly this time. The annual awarding ceremony is organized by Chinese National Satellitic Music Radio Associated Network made up of several Chinese music radio stations.

    The annual Haj comes to an end

    Muslim pilgrims pray in and ouside Mecca's Grand Mosque Jan. 22, 2005. The annual Hajj came to an end as Muslims from across the world performed the final rituals and prepared to leave Mecca.

    Festival atmosphere grows tense

    Citizens enter and exit a department store through a seeming red archway decorated with lanterns in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, on Jan. 23, 2005. As the Spring Festival, or China's Lunar New Year, approaches, a happy festival atmosphere is pervading the whole city.

    Chinese team to investigate post-disater situation in Indonesia

    Chen Fan (R Front), head of Chinese investigation team of planning and assessment on Indonesian post-disaster reconstruction, shakes hands with Dra.Siti Hartati Murdaya, chairwoman of Indonesian Dubbhist Community Association, in Banda Aceh of Indonesia on Jan. 23, 2005. The team arrived here on Sunday to gather information on the post-disaster situation and reconstruction in the hope of providing advice on relief work laying ahead.

    Exhibition of calligraphy works and paintings held in Beijing

    A man views a painting displayed in an exhibition of calligraphy works and paintings in the Chinese Art Gallery in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 23, 2005. The exhibition shows works by contemporary calligraphers and painters from east China's Jiangsu Province.

    China's relief materials arrive in Kenya

    Guo Chongli (L), China's ambassador to Kenya, hands over a box of relief goods to a Kenyan official in an airport of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on Jan. 23, 2005. The relief goods donated by Chinese government to Somalia and Kenya arrived here on Sunday.

    Nearly 40,000 people remain homeless in Banda Aceh

    Three homeless boys sit on a shelf in a refugee camp in Indonesia's tsunami-devastated city of Banda Aceh on Jan. 23, 2005. A total of 394, 285 people remained homeless in Aceh province, according to the statistics released by Indonesian authorities on Sunday. Local governments planned to build 24 resettlement centers to shelter the refugees.

    Sales of Shanghai-Taipei charter flight ticket hot

    Employees of Shanghai Airlines help a Taiwan customer (R1) to purchase tickets of the Shanghai-Taipei charter flights in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 23, 2005. Over 2,400 one-way tickets of the Shanghai-Taipei charter flights of China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines have all been sold out.

    Zeng Qinghong meets Fijian President

    Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong (L) shakes hands with Fijian President Ratu Josefa Iloilovato Iluivuda during a meeting in Nadi, Fiji, Jan. 23, 2005.

    Hostages transferred, back to China soon

    Zhai Juan (R2), director of Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Yang Honglin (R1), Chinese ambassador to Iraq, express sympathy and solicitude to eight Chinese citizens held hostages in Baghdad, Jan. 23, 2005.


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