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News Archive --- Date:20050125


China

  • French mayors invite more Chinese tourists (20:31, January 25)
  • Chinese vice-premier calls for further int'l cooperation in disaster prevention, relief (20:28, January 25)
  • China, Mauritius to further legislative cooperation  (08:31, January 26)
  • Chinese customs retrieve 360-million-yuan tax by handling smuggling cases (20:27, January 25)
  • China donates 1 billion yuan to tsunami-hit countries: FM spokesman (18:25, January 25)
  • Chinese President meets Mauritian PM  (08:31, January 26)
  • FM spokesman hopes early return of eight released Chinese (18:24, January 25)
  • Private business owners to attend Party schools in Shanghai (12:16, January 25)
  • FM says released hostages to fly back soon  (09:04, January 25)
  • China to legislate for protection of personal information (08:36, January 25)
  • Mayor: There exist comparatively big gaps in six areas in Beijing (08:36, January 25)
  • Next China-France Round Table of Mayors to be held in Strasbourg (08:10, January 25)
  • China seeks to curb corruption in big SOEs (08:48, January 25)
  • State assets watchdog urges information sharing inside bigc ompanies (08:15, January 25)
  • China, Mauritius to promote bilateral ties (08:37, January 25)
  • Iraqi deputy president concludes China visit (08:17, January 25)
  • Chinese police seizes 11.1 tons of drugs in campaign of 2004 (08:14, January 25)
  • CPC strengthens supervision over official promotion (08:16, January 25)
  • State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan meets Taiwan trade delegation (08:10, January 25)
  • Major Chinese drug trafficker caught and handed over to China (08:08, January 25)
  • China should give more guidance on flow of redundant rural labor:experts (08:00, January 25)



  • Business

  • American Chamber suggests broader tax base in HK (20:37, January 25)
  • HKSCF's accumulated revenue reaches 54.46 mln dollars in 2004 (20:36, January 25)
  • State assets watchdog to punish rule-violating state company leaders (18:23, January 25)
  • Macao approves firms to enter Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Park  (18:07, January 25)
  • CAO submits scheme to restructure debts (15:55, January 25)
  • Chinese and global economies entering new phase of interaction (15:53, January 25)
  • Consumer spending becoming brisk in China: NBS (13:14, January 25)
  • Paraguay proposes free trade with China (13:15, January 25)
  • China's foreign trade up 35.7 percent in 2004 (13:13, January 25)
  • China's import of crude oil in 2004 hits 122.72 million tons (12:13, January 25)
  • Income of rural residents up 6.8 percent in China in 2004 (12:11, January 25)
  • China's moderate industrial growth with downscale fixed asset investment (12:11, January 25)
  • China's grain output hits 469.5 million tons in 2004 (10:40, January 25)
  • Efforts beefed up in Shanghai to draw qualified overseas staff (10:21, January 25)
  • China's economy soars 9.5 percent in 2004 (13:14, January 25)
  • China, Chile launch FTA negotiation (16:26, January 25)
  • China's defense industry sees more than 20 percent growth in 2004 (10:06, January 25)
  • More foreigners come to Shanghai to seek employment (10:01, January 25)
  • Swiss bank announces joint venture (08:44, January 25)
  • Toyota recalls Lexus sedans in China (08:46, January 25)
  • New biz information website launched (08:46, January 25)
  • Local lenders playing catch-up (08:47, January 25)
  • China's aviation head wins CAPA's yearly award (08:29, January 25)
  • HK CSB review to seek advice from ICAC (08:27, January 25)
  • First HK citizen's small business registered in Shanghai (08:02, January 25)
  • Chinese stockmarkets soar sharply on lowering stamp tax (08:28, January 25)
  • China's shipbuilding capacity remains 3rd in world (07:54, January 25)



  • World

  • No final date set for withdrawal of US-led forces: Allawi (20:38, January 25)
  • Video shows US citizen pleading for his life (20:29, January 25)
  • Uruguayan president meets senior Chinese legislator on bilateral ties (16:59, January 25)
  • Released Chinese hostages leave Iraq for home (18:05, January 25)
  • China, Mexico sign seven cooperation accords (16:52, January 25)
  • China, Mexico to further promote ties  (08:32, January 26)
  • ASEAN+3 tourism ministers meet to boost cooperation (16:53, January 25)
  • Palestinians close to agreement on cease-fire with Israel (16:01, January 25)
  • Deadly bomb hits Baghdad amid capture of Zarqawi aides (16:53, January 25)
  • Putin urges govt to increase by 20% remuneration for servicemen (11:28, January 25)
  • 1.1 million people killed in Auschwitz: latest study  (11:19, January 25)
  • Bush to request more funds for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan (11:01, January 25)
  • Schroeder condemns far-right party for ignoring Nazi victims  (10:57, January 25)
  • Pentagon's secret unit helps capture Saddam Hussein: reports (10:39, January 25)
  • China-Mexico trade cooperation has broad prospect: vice president (10:11, January 25)
  • No decision made to double bounty for bin Laden: US  (09:17, January 25)
  • Hanoi to execute 17 drug smugglers (08:50, January 25)
  • US mulls $50 million bin Laden bounty (09:06, January 25)
  • Syrian president kicks off first state visit to Moscow (09:06, January 25)
  • African summit to open in Abuja, focusing on food security  (08:31, January 25)
  • Bush to meet Chirac in Brussels in February (08:27, January 25)
  • Iran rules out possibility of opening talks with US (13:10, January 25)
  • DPRK accuses Japan of fabricating DNA test on kidnapped woman's remains (08:14, January 25)
  • Over 100,000 Ethiopians die of HIV/AIDS in 2004 (08:15, January 25)
  • UN assembly opens first-ever session marking liberation of Nazi camps (10:22, January 25)
  • Netherlands to hold reading marathon in memory of Auschwitz victims (08:12, January 25)
  • Palestinians' hopes and doubts of possible truce with Israel  (08:07, January 25)
  • Ukraine's Yushchenko names Tymoshenko as acting PM (08:02, January 25)
  • Yushchenko calls Russia eternal partner (08:10, January 25)
  • China, India hold strategic talks (07:56, January 25)



  • Opinion

  • Recall Chinese hostage event with emotion (18:20, January 25)
  • China plays a responsible role (09:12, January 25)
  • Change of name won't alter island's part-of-China status (09:10, January 25)
  • Observation: Will Washington go to war with Iran? (10:30, January 25)



  • Sports

  • Serena Williams storms into Australian Open semi-finals (18:09, January 25)
  • Safin cruises into Australian Open semi-finals (18:10, January 25)
  • Beijing to recruit volunteers for 2008 Games this year (17:12, January 25)
  • Chinese eyes Italian club (15:21, January 25)
  • Serena, Sharapova march to semi-finals (15:17, January 25)
  • China's Harbin to bid for 2014 Winter Olympics (08:55, January 25)
  • Agassi via Federer: a showdown between former and current world No.1  (08:54, January 25)



  • Science & Technology

  • China awards units, individual involved in manned space program, strategic weaponry (20:29, January 25)
  • Chinese scientists to build first wave power station (17:00, January 25)
  • US researchers find kindred between whale and hippo (09:59, January 25)
  • Botany boffin floats a great idea (09:57, January 25)
  • China's basic state research projects open to public bidding (08:24, January 25)



  • Life

  • China begins Spring Festival transport peak (20:34, January 25)
  • Chinese, French cultural ministers issue joint statement (20:33, January 25)
  • Chinese among the world's top-five fast food fans  (18:40, January 25)
  • HK promo wins top video award in US film & video festival (18:38, January 25)
  • China launches 260 pairs of temporary direct trains for peak travel season (17:16, January 25)
  • I don't like to be called "laowai": Anna (18:15, January 25)
  • CCTV festival gala features four languages (14:43, January 25)
  • Chinese among world's top-five fast food fans (13:17, January 25)
  • Guangdong to hold int'l summer music festival (13:16, January 25)
  • South China to build international summer music festival (10:03, January 25)
  • China to transport 1.97b people in Spring Festival (08:34, January 25)
  • Shandong outlines new light rail network (09:50, January 25)
  • Evolution of birds questioned after fossil find (08:35, January 25)
  • Beijing, Madrid to strengthen tourism cooperation (08:27, January 25)
  • Macao Arts Festival to open in March (08:23, January 25)
  • Quarantine tightened on red ant alert (08:26, January 25)
  • Spring Festival not homecoming for all (08:27, January 25)
  • Air Canada to introduce non-stop service between Beijing, Toronto (07:53, January 25)



  • Photo

    Sharapova beats Kuznetsova

    Fourth seed Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates a point during her quarter-final match against fifth seed compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, January 25, 2005. Sharapova advanced into the semi-finals with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory.

    Adidas becomes offical partner of Beijing Olympic Games

    Wang Wei (L), BOCOG Executive Vice-President shakes hands with Zerbib Sandrine. Managing Director of Adidas China on Jan 24. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) announces that Adidas-Salomon AG has been selected as the Official Sportswear Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

    Model of rooster erected at square of Dalian

    Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2005 shows the model of a chicken family symbolizing family harmony and happiness at a square in Dalian, a coastal city in norhteast China's Liaoning Province. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of Rooster will start from the traditional Spring Festival, which will begin on Feb. 9 this year.

    Stamp tax drop gives rise to stock indexes

    A Chinese investor look at a stock price index board in a stock trading hall in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 24, 2005. The Ministry of Finance decided to lower the stamp tax from two to one per thousand beginning on Jan. 24, which led to the rise of the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes.

    Wen Jiabao meets Mauritian Prime Minister

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Mauritian Prime Minister Paul Raymond Berenger during the welcome ceremony Wen hosts for Berenger in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 24, 2005.

    Spring Festival transportation to begin across China

    Two policemen maintain order at a railway crossing in downtown Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 24, 2005. Guangxi railway police have tightened security for the 40-day period of Spring Festival transportation that will begin on Jan. 25 across China. The Chinese traditional Spring Festival starts on Feb. 9 this year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

    Car bomb blast rocks Baghdad

    US soldiers stand guard on the road leading to the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Jan. 24, 2005. At least three people were wounded when the suicide car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party offices in Baghdad, local police said.

    Fire incident in Hefei

    Firemen put out the fire in a bath center in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province. The fire broke out due to tindery materials in the storehouse of the bath center at about 4 p.m. (0800 GMT) Jan. 24, causing no casualties.

    Snowstorm hits northeastern America

    A worker shovels snow in the pavement of a street in New York, US, Jan. 23, 2005. A major snowstorm spread across northeastern US on Saturday, forcing cancellations of hundreds of flights and snarling traffic on highways.

    Lightplane exhibition held in Brussels

    Visitors look at a concept lightplane at the Brussels Lightplane Exhibition Jan. 23, 2005. Many kinds of lightplanes in Belgium were displayed during the 9-day exhibition opened in Brussels on Jan. 15.

    UN assembly session marks liberation of Nazi camps

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, January 24, 2005. The UN held a special memorial to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi Germany death camp. (REUTERS Photo)


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