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News Archive --- Date:20050131


  • China reduces rural population under poverty line by 3 million in 2004 (21:33, January 31)
  • Grain shortfall to continue in China, worry for supply ruled out (21:30, January 31)
  • Eight students die from meningitis in Anhui (15:20, January 31)
  • Direct charter flights success greeted in Taiwan (16:56, January 31)
  • Central authorities' policies set to further reinforce rural work, raise overall agricultural production capacity (08:22, January 31)
  • China issues policies to further support agriculture sector (16:23, January 31)
  • New chairman of Henan provincial legislature elected (08:10, January 31)
  • Senior Chinese official on city planning, programming on land use (08:19, January 31)
  • Wang's representatives to Taiwan are for funeral only, spokesman says (08:04, January 31)
  • Wang Daohan to send representatives to attend Koo Chen-fu's funeral (08:04, January 31)

  • Business

  • China Int'l maritime exhibition due for early Dec. in Shanghai (07:17, February 01)
  • Britain welcomes Chinese companies to list in London (21:34, January 31)
  • Chinese ministry warns fake project in Bangladesh (21:34, January 31)
  • Shanghai stock market drops below 1,200 points (16:41, January 31)
  • Different development trends shown in three major economic circles (15:36, January 31)
  • VW, GM continue to lead Chinese market (15:25, January 31)
  • China to beef up surveying of mineral resources home and abroad (15:25, January 31)
  • Chinese publishers seek development overseas  (11:10, January 31)
  • Activists urge free open-source software (10:15, January 31)
  • HSBC to accept China UnionPay cards (10:15, January 31)
  • Agricultural Bank of China records 63% profit rise (10:16, January 31)
  • Foreign developers turn to shopping centers (10:10, January 31)
  • Airbus, Boeing each score big with China deals (10:14, January 31)
  • Charters benefit HK in the long run (09:19, January 31)
  • China to rurther reinforce rural work  (09:36, January 31)
  • British Airways to increase capacity in China (08:56, January 31)
  • Companies watch local drug market (09:15, January 31)
  • Water firm banks on quality, service (08:54, January 31)
  • Nokia deal set to heat up competition (08:45, January 31)
  • Technology leader rolls out investment in China (08:51, January 31)
  • China welcomes more foreign investment: Vice Premier (08:18, January 31)
  • Yunnan goes all out for regional economic cooperation meeting (08:14, January 31)
  • China has no plan to split China Unicom (08:53, January 31)
  • Trademark registration soars in 2004 (08:08, January 31)
  • Mobile maker develops China's first fingerpass mobile phone (08:12, January 31)
  • China issues policies to further support agriculture sector (08:32, January 31)
  • Sinochem Hong Kong Holdings to acquire fertilizer business from parent (08:11, January 31)

  • World

  • Philippines protests US authorities ill-treatment of Filipino seamen (16:38, January 31)
  • Russia respects results of Iraq's election (16:37, January 31)
  • S.Korea mulling to invite DPRK to APEC forum (15:52, January 31)
  • Tokyo eyes revising Japan-US defense guideline (15:50, January 31)
  • Roundup: West hails Iraqi elections (15:22, January 31)
  • New Zealand Governor General's term extended (15:20, January 31)
  • Myanmar PM calls for keeping national solidarity alive (15:20, January 31)
  • Vietnam reports 12th bird flu death (13:21, January 31)
  • Sudan calls on US to fulfill commitments  (10:28, January 31)
  • Presidents of Venezuela, Colombia to meet over diplomatic crisis  (10:02, January 31)
  • Israelis rally to protest disengagement (09:33, January 31)
  • Bush: Iraqi election "resounding success" (09:34, January 31)
  • AU summit opens in Nigeria, to tackle poverty, conflicts  (09:23, January 31)
  • Iraqi elections wrap up with high turnout  (09:14, January 31)
  • To vote or not to vote? Iraqis say they go for hope  (09:12, January 31)
  • WEF annual meeting sets action priorities for 2005 (09:10, January 31)
  • 3 die in Kuwait City shootout (08:58, January 31)
  • Israel to transfer West Bank security (08:46, January 31)
  • Chinese vice premier leaves Switzerland for China (08:29, January 31)
  • Blair says a lot to do after Iraqi elections (08:23, January 31)
  • Chinese vice president kicks off visit to Trinidad and Tobago (08:22, January 31)
  • About 15 UK servicemen died in Iraq air crash  (10:01, January 31)
  • Palestinian leader arrives in Moscow (08:19, January 31)
  • Mubarak congratulates Iraqi elections (08:17, January 31)
  • Israel considers releasing Palestinian prisoners before Sharon-Abbas summit (08:16, January 31)
  • Nepali PM appreciates Nepal-China cooperation (08:08, January 31)

  • Opinion

  • Grassroot election popularized in China (17:04, January 31)
  • Iraqi election held amid bomb explosions (16:51, January 31)

  • Sports

  • Draper and Stosur win mixed doubles title at Australian Open (13:58, January 31)
  • Wade leads Heat over Rockets but Yao over O'Neal (08:34, January 31)
  • China's CBA All-Stars thrash KBL 93-77 (08:12, January 31)
  • China crush Australia, Germany scrape past Russia at Four Nations  (09:10, January 31)
  • Safin wins Australian Open  (09:11, January 31)

  • Science & Technology

  • Colleges urged to prepare New Year's Eve dinners for needy students on campus (21:36, January 31)
  • China able to control spread of red fire ants (21:36, January 31)
  • China develops advanced technologies on farm produce processing (21:36, January 31)
  • Chinese scientists grow embryonic stem cells to motor neurons (17:18, January 31)
  • Mobile maker develops China's first fingerpass mobile phone (08:43, January 31)

  • Life

  • China to promote traditional medicines (21:35, January 31)
  • Melody from the past  (16:10, January 31)
  • Beijing to display Da Vinci paintings  (16:06, January 31)
  • At 108, Shanghai writer is a live piece of history  (13:06, January 31)
  • Lao Xi: China, my hometown (10:07, January 31)
  • Mexico, Peru become tourism destination for Chinese citizens (08:34, January 31)
  • Flood victims move into new homes in south China (08:32, January 31)
  • Go north, south, east and west,young man (08:09, January 31)
  • Traditional medicine strives to join UNESCO's cultural heritage list (08:06, January 31)
  • Doctor blends the best of East and West (08:05, January 31)
  • HK issues "Year of the Rooster" special stamps  (08:00, January 31)

  • Photo

    Marat Safin claims championship of Australian Open

    Fourth seed Russia's Marat Safin (L) celebrates his victory over third seed Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne January 30.

    Ornaments for upcoming Spring Festival

    A citizen chooses festival ornaments in a market for the Spring Festival in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunan Province, Jan. 30, 2005. As the Spring Festival is coming, lots of festival ornaments emerged in the market.

    Chinese sprinters head for US training

    Coaches Ma Shiren, Liu Xia and Cai Yong (Front, L-R) and sprinters Jiang Bo, Yang Yaozu, Zhou Jiamin and Hu Chengjiang (Rear L-R) at a news conference on Jan. 29, 2005. The track and field center under the State General Administration of Sport announced that the group composed of the three coaches and four athletes will go to the United States on Jan. 31 for a six-month closed-door training at Balor University in Texas.

    Job fair in Wenzhou, Zhejiang

    People buy tickets for entering the spring talent fair in Wenzhou, a coastal city in east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 30, 2005. More than 300 public and private enterprises provided job opportunities in the fair.

    Childeren "mailed" via flights

    Two air hostesses of China Eastern airlines accompany seven-year-old girl Bai Yumeng upon their arrival at Shijiazhuang Airport in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 29, 2005. Bai Yumeng, who lives in Shanghai, east China, is spending her winter vacation at the moment. As her parents are busy at work, they cannot take her to Shijiazhuang to spend the Spring Festival starting from Feb. 9. Bai's parents chose the "air mailing service of children without company", provided by the airlines.

    Negotiation between Indonesian government and GAM fruitless

    Indonesian armed policemen patrol in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia's tsunami-hit Aceh Province, Jan. 30, 2005. The three-day negotiations in the Finnish capital Helsinki between the Indonesian government and the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) over cease-fire and peace in Aceh concluded as "fruitless" on Saturday, but hope for peace still exists as both sides and the mediators have not given up their endeavor.

    "New Home Project" improves living condition for pastoral families in Inner Mongolia

    A family watch TV at home in Xilin Hot, a city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 28, 2005. To improve the living conditions of needy herdsmen in the pastoral area, the local government of Xilin Gol Meng carried out the "New Home Project" in the whole area since 2003. At present, 530 pastoral families have moved into new homes by the help of local government and concerning aid units.

    "The Last Night of Taipan Jin" shown in Beijing

    Chinese leading actress Liu Xiaoqing perfroms in song and dance drama "The Last Night of Taipan Jin", adopted from the homonymic novel by writer Bai Xianyong from southeast China's Taiwan Province, in Poly Theater in Beijing, capital of China, on the evening of Jan. 29, 2005. "Taipan" is a Cantonese character for "a captain of taxi dancers". With famous movie director Xie Jin as the art director and renowned Chen Gang as the composer, the drama starring famous actress Liu Xiaoqing has won great success in its former performances in cities including Shanghai, east China, and Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. It will be performed in Beijing from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2.

    China celebrate second win at Four Nations Women's Tournament

    China's Liu Huana (L) jumps to avoid an Australian player's defense at the Four Nations Women's Tournament 2005 in the Quanzhou Sports Center Stadium in Quanzhou, a city in southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 30, 2005. China beat Australia 3-0.

    Wedding on the back of elephant

    A new couple ride on an elephant during their wedding parade on a street in Jinghong, a city in Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture of Dai, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Jan. 29, 2005.

    2 killed in shoot-out in Kuwait City

    Kuwaiti policemen check a car passing by the shoot-out site in Salmiya, east of Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait, Jan. 30, 2005. A Kuwaiti security man and a militant were killed in the shoot-out on Jan. 30 when security forces stormed a residential building in Salmiya, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior said.

    Elections kick off in Iraq amid attacks

    An Iraqi woman casts vote at a polling station in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Jan. 30, 2005. Iraq's landmark elections for a 275-member transitional parliament kicked off throughout the war-torn country on Jan. 30.

    Chinese Vice President meets with Venezuelan President

    Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong (R) talks with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, Jan. 29, 2005.

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