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News Archive --- Date:20050714


China

  • Taiwan's KMT Party to elect new leader Saturday  (17:04, July 14)
  • Japan-China Friendship Association protests adoption of fallacious textbook (16:32, July 14)
  • Chinese commerce minister urging EU to be "more flexible" on agricultural negotiations (09:51, July 14)
  • Chinese commerce minister appeals for reduction of agricultural export subsidies  (09:51, July 14)
  • Former senior CPC official in SW China city sencenced to 17-year imprisonment for bribery  (09:53, July 14)
  • China against subdivision of developing countries: Bo (09:52, July 14)
  • China willing to push forward DDA negotiations with other WTO members: Minister (09:52, July 14)
  • Vietnam to bring friendly ties with China to new height (09:47, July 14)
  • China Focus: Dalian meeting encouraging for WTO members (09:46, July 14)
  • Chinese president offers condolences to Pakistan over train collision  (09:45, July 14)
  • Chinese top advisary body renders suggestions on China's 11th Five-Year Plan (08:11, July 14)
  • Chinese mainland to carefully study New Party's proposals, spokesman (08:09, July 14)
  • China sticks to steady, fast economic development, Chinese premier  (09:53, July 14)
  • HK's Chief Secretary for Administration to oversee WTO arrangements (09:53, July 14)
  • Huge amount of heroin seized in SW China city (07:58, July 14)
  • CPC to further relations with Indian political parties, official (16:32, July 14)



  • Business

  • Japanese royal couple visits Aichi Expo China Pavilion (17:58, July 14)
  • Chinese stock exchanges to simplify fund trading procedures (17:19, July 14)
  • China cracks 18,130 trademark infringement cases (17:18, July 14)
  • China strikes hard production, distribution of fake tobacco (17:17, July 14)
  • HK owns most financial institutions in the mainland (16:40, July 14)
  • Chinese, ADB officials discuss ways to improve road planning (16:40, July 14)
  • Saab recalls part of its cars (15:52, July 14)
  • Taiwan Agricultural Products Exhibition Fair to be held in Shanghai (15:40, July 14)
  • China strives for harvest this year (16:09, July 14)
  • Hi-tech foreign trade scores $180-odd bln in first half year (16:09, July 14)
  • FedEx to establish base in Guangzhou (15:51, July 14)
  • Chinese SOEs invite world investors for cooperation (15:17, July 14)
  • China to have industrial policy on iron, steel (15:04, July 14)
  • China's largest bank achieves US$5 billion in profit in first six months: spokesman (15:03, July 14)
  • Microsoft steps up move in C. China (15:02, July 14)
  • Contracted foreign funds approach $86.2 bln in 6 months (14:23, July 14)
  • Myanmar to auction off more state-owned factories (11:23, July 14)
  • Beijing's urban per capita disposable income rises (11:24, July 14)
  • EU not ready to grant China market status  (10:49, July 14)
  • "No trouble brewing," industry insists (10:28, July 14)
  • CNOOC eyes higher Unocal bid - FT  (10:28, July 14)
  • ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea to enhance energy cooperation (08:30, July 14)
  • Chinese cabinet meets to discuss economic work (08:31, July 14)
  • US commercial crude oil inventories drop last week (08:13, July 14)
  • White House projects 2005 budget deficit to be 333 billion dollars (08:12, July 14)
  • China's actual use of foreign funds drops 3.18 percent in first six months  (08:10, July 14)
  • US economy will grow 3.4 percent this year: expert (08:09, July 14)
  • Roundup: Japan confident of economy recovery from standstill (10:25, July 14)
  • Public servants in China must be recruited through examination: minister (08:05, July 14)
  • US trade deficit down 2.7 percent in May (08:03, July 14)
  • Swiss telecom market stagnates in 2004 (08:02, July 14)
  • Beware ephemeral joys from rocketing exports (08:01, July 14)
  • Changi Airport's passenger volume up in first six months (07:59, July 14)
  • WTC site gets more federal funds for various projects (07:51, July 14)
  • Crude oil prices drop as supplies of distillates increase (07:51, July 14)
  • US government sees three-year high budget surplus in June (07:49, July 14)



  • World

  • Japan grants drilling rights in E. China Sea to oil firm  (17:00, July 14)
  • Death toll rises to 132 in Pakistan train crash (16:59, July 14)
  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Nablus  (16:31, July 14)
  • DPRK: Nuke-free peninsula our goal (15:34, July 14)
  • 'I told my family to pray,' says survivor (15:33, July 14)
  • Arroyo appoints new Cabinet members (15:23, July 14)
  • Twin bomb attacks occur outside Baghdad's Green Zone (15:19, July 14)
  • Uganda-Rwanda joint permanent commission to meet in Kampala (15:09, July 14)
  • Philippine political crisis could hurt business profitability: newspaper (15:09, July 14)
  • AU submits resolution on UN Security Council expansion (14:48, July 14)
  • Saddam's trial may begin in August (14:21, July 14)
  • Security beefed up in Sri Lankan east as Tigers start pulling out (14:16, July 14)
  • Myanmar PM criticizes some nations for interfering internal affairs (13:55, July 14)
  • Japan, US interceptor missiles may be offered to others (13:50, July 14)
  • Joint 22-nation military exercises start in Ukraine (13:50, July 14)
  • Brazil to buy 12 used fighter-bombers from France (13:49, July 14)
  • Pakistan train crash carnage kills 128 (11:36, July 14)
  • Grief of victim's mother says it all (11:31, July 14)
  • Vodka ends town's long dry spell (11:31, July 14)
  • France fined by EU court over breaking fishing law (11:19, July 14)
  • Israel raids W.Bank town after bombing (11:19, July 14)
  • Baghdad suicide attack kills 27 (11:18, July 14)
  • UN wants Taylor tried on war crimes charges (11:16, July 14)
  • Democrats urge Bush to sack Rove (11:16, July 14)
  • London police hunt for 'master bomber' (11:15, July 14)
  • EU hopes to reach free trade agreement with Mercosur in 2006 (10:59, July 14)
  • Russia recognizes Ukraine's ownership of Tuzla Island  (10:41, July 14)
  • Vietnam approves draft documents for Party Congress  (10:38, July 14)
  • US police team leaves for London to learn anti-terror lessons from bombings (09:43, July 14)
  • 40 journalists die at their posts worldwide this year (09:39, July 14)
  • Ethiopian gov't refutes tabloids' reports (08:09, July 14)
  • Blair seeks to tackle extremism in UK (09:17, July 14)
  • Darfur rebels release six aid workers (09:19, July 14)
  • WFP demands release of hijacked ship in Somalia (09:20, July 14)
  • Russia urges comprehensive approach to DPRK's re-entry into NPT (09:16, July 14)
  • Death toll rises to 65 in clan attacks in northern Kenya (09:22, July 14)
  • Kidnappers release two hostages in Gaza  (09:14, July 14)
  • EU adopts new policy on reducing poverty (09:09, July 14)
  • Over 500 North American Jews migrate to Israel (09:07, July 14)
  • Iran waiting for EU plan on nuclear program: top lawmaker (09:04, July 14)
  • Damascus insists Syria-Lebanon peace tracks with Israel  (08:59, July 14)
  • News Analysis: Netanya bombing makes Israeli-Palestinian ties more tense (08:54, July 14)
  • Terrorist group issues threat against Denmark (08:48, July 14)
  • White House report says US budget picture improving (08:45, July 14)
  • Former WorldCom CEO gets 25 years in prison (08:04, July 14)
  • Iran says Iraqi PM's visit to open "new chapter" (08:07, July 14)
  • Round-up: Arroyo remains tough against huge opposition rally (08:04, July 14)
  • Iran rejects Rumsfeld's remarks on Tehran's role in Israeli bombing (08:03, July 14)
  • Russia accuses Moldova of blocking Trans-Dniestria settlement (08:02, July 14)
  • Two S. Korean fighter planes crash into southern, western waters (08:02, July 14)
  • Arroyo intends to finish her term (08:01, July 14)
  • UN urged not to lift arms embargo on Somalia (08:00, July 14)
  • DPRK opposes Japan's plan to refer abduction issue to six-party talks (08:00, July 14)
  • India, Pakistan finalize negotiation framework of tri-national pipeline project  (07:58, July 14)
  • Russia proposes nuclear fuel reserve under international control (07:57, July 14)
  • Israel vows to retaliate Netanya attack (07:57, July 14)
  • Gunmen kill four human rights activists in Baghdad: police (07:57, July 14)
  • Arroyo calls for battle through constitutional process (07:56, July 14)
  • About 5,000 policemen to ensure security at French Bastille Day (07:45, July 14)
  • US military report reconfirms multiple abuses in Guantanamo (07:45, July 14)
  • Nuclear issues feature in Rice's trip to Asia (07:44, July 14)
  • US demands Syria stop support to Islamic Jihad (07:43, July 14)
  • ECOWAS mediator reaches Liberia to assess peace process (07:42, July 14)
  • US pledges continued support to EU negotiations with Iran (07:42, July 14)
  • Italian FM calls for cooperation in fight against terrorism (07:41, July 14)
  • S. Africa unmoved by Zimbabwean opposition party claim (07:41, July 14)
  • Belgium seizes millions of euros for terror funds (07:40, July 14)
  • Mozambican president denies report about PM's resignation (07:40, July 14)
  • Iran slams US for human rights violation (07:40, July 14)
  • Sudan vows to conclude next round of Darfur peace talks with deal (07:39, July 14)



  • Opinion

  • Japan: facts standing on their heads (17:24, July 14)
  • Unveil the origin of Chinese characters (17:08, July 14)
  • What a large pool of US "secrets"! (16:32, July 14)
  • A trip filled with national emotions (15:52, July 14)
  • New Party's unique role in cross-Straits ties (08:17, July 14)



  • Sports

  • Cameroon international Atouba joins Hamburg (17:49, July 14)
  • Mexico, S.Africa reach Gold Cup quarters (17:49, July 14)
  • Uganda's Ouma to defend IBF junior-middleweight title (17:48, July 14)
  • Armstrong, Sorenstam win ESPY Awards  (17:48, July 14)
  • Park Ji-sung to play for Manchester United on Asian tour  (17:47, July 14)
  • Larry Brown, Detroit Pistons still in talks  (14:58, July 14)
  • Most funds from China's sports lottery sales go to mass sports cause  (14:54, July 14)
  • China, South Korea win Asia junior badminton titles  (14:51, July 14)
  • FA hits back at Mourinho (14:49, July 14)
  • Chelsea back Mourihno in criticising Dein  (14:46, July 14)
  • Ferguson requires Ferdinand to sign new contract  (14:44, July 14)
  • Liverpool beat TNS 3-0 in Champions league qualifier (14:40, July 14)
  • Fit-again Hao sets sights on Premiership prize with Blades (11:06, July 14)
  • Yao Ming predicts 2008 medal glory (11:05, July 14)
  • Stalemate between Lyon and Chelsea over Essien (11:05, July 14)
  • Vinokourov rebounds to win 11th stage of Tour de France (10:52, July 14)
  • Chelsea's big win for new season (09:44, July 14)
  • Nobody likes these tours, says Roberto Carlos (09:42, July 14)
  • Real Madrid's last training prior to world tour (09:43, July 14)
  • Robinho's father criticises Santos boss eating words (09:05, July 14)
  • Espanyol striker Dani asks to leave (16:08, July 14)
  • Boca to visit South Korea, Holland (09:01, July 14)
  • NHL reach deal with player's union to end lockout (08:57, July 14)
  • Gerrard trick gives "Pool Solution" (08:23, July 14)
  • China loses to Cuba 3-2 in volleyball GP (08:16, July 14)
  • Rejuvenated Hao eyes Sheffield Utd first team place (08:09, July 14)
  • New Party suggests Taiwan hosting 2008 taekwondo (08:08, July 14)
  • Vinokourov wins Tour de France 11th stage (08:07, July 14)
  • China downs Cuba in women's basketball international  (08:12, July 14)
  • Sparks down Sting 71-59 in WNBA (07:58, July 14)
  • Chinese inline hockey championship kicks off (07:56, July 14)



  • Science & Technology

  • China to desalinate more brackish water to ease dearth of drinking water (17:20, July 14)
  • Cisco router causes Beijing Internet incident (17:24, July 14)
  • Photovoltaic solar energy electricity-generating roof to be built for National Indoor Stadium (16:51, July 14)
  • Overseas students test their Chinese abilities (17:09, July 14)
  • Five Chinese win golds at the 36th IPhO (14:19, July 14)
  • China-made telescopes race to space  (10:43, July 14)
  • Launch of Discovery delayed for at least two days (07:35, July 14)
  • Technical problem forces delay of shuttle launch (07:35, July 14)
  • NASA calls off shuttle launch due to faulty fuel-tank sensor (07:35, July 14)



  • Life

  • Chinese surname history: Liu (16:40, July 14)
  • Human beings to travel through Hoh Xil unpopulated zone for the first time (16:21, July 14)
  • Chinese dead sea, unique tour attraction (17:24, July 14)
  • Experts identify insects that plague giant panda's major food  (16:04, July 14)
  • Study recommends quake-resistant building in Kathmandu Valley (16:03, July 14)
  • Nanjing Massacre survivor recalls haunting memories (15:14, July 14)
  • Voluntary lifesavers patrol river (15:14, July 14)
  • US nabs 47 amid anti-Internet child porn drive (15:00, July 14)
  • Uganda still under threat of polio: WHO (14:59, July 14)
  • New record number of beauty contestants to compete in 55th Miss World pageant  (14:57, July 14)
  • Vietnam reports new bird flu fatality (10:56, July 14)
  • Honesty crisis has hit Chinese fledglings  (10:48, July 14)
  • Celebrities' ID card photos exposed online  (10:42, July 14)
  • Love grants dying woman hope of life  (10:42, July 14)
  • Unwanted pregnancy hot line receives ignorant girls  (10:41, July 14)
  • Thousands of vitamin products in UK face EU ban  (10:41, July 14)
  • Myanmar strives to cut malaria occurrence rate in next 5 years (10:17, July 14)
  • Siamese twins successfully separated in central China Province (10:16, July 14)
  • US First Lady urges further fight on AIDS, malaria in Tanzania (08:15, July 14)
  • Suspected outbreak of swine fever reported in South Africa (08:16, July 14)
  • Over 300 HIV carriers identified in S. China island province (08:17, July 14)
  • China, U.S. sign memorandum to protect film copyrights (08:18, July 14)
  • Three sites withdrawn from UNESCO's endangered list (08:21, July 14)
  • College graduates encouraged to seek employment in grass roots (08:23, July 14)
  • Cholera kills 40 in northwest Uganda (08:24, July 14)
  • Zimbabwe plans to open more nurse training institutions (08:25, July 14)



  • Photo

    Sharapova arrives at the 13th annual ESPY Awards

    Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova poses as she arrives at the 13th annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood July 13, 2005. The taped program which honors excellence in sports performance will air on ESPN on July 17, 2005.

    Fireworks in Paris mark the victory of French Revolution

    Fireworks explode over the the river Seine as part of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, capital of France, July 13, 2005. France celebrates July 14 citizens' victory at the outset of the French Revolution marked by the storming of the Paris Bastille in 1789.

    Heavenly Lake Namtso

    Namtso Lake is located on the north Tibetan grassland, more than 200 kilometers away from Lhasa. Rising 4,718 meters above the sea level and covering an area of 1,920 square kilometers, the lake has 70 kilometers in length from east to west and 30 kilometers in width from south to north. Meanwhile Namtso Lake is the second largest saltwater lake in China next to Qinghai Lake. It is also the highest saltwater lake in the world. Meaning Heavenly Lake in Tibetan, Namtso is a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism. Pilgrims come here from every corner of the Tibetan Autonomous Region to piously worship the lake.

    Pakistan train collision kills at least 119

    Pakistani authorities use cranes during a rescue operation after a train crash near Ghotki, 430 km (270 miles) northeast of Karachi July 13, 2005. A crowded Pakistani passenger train rammed into another at a station on Wednesday and a third train ploughed into the wreckage killing at least 119 and injuring 130 others.

    Hundreds of youth from home and abroad play Olympic melody

    Hundreds of youth from eleven countries and regions of the US, Germany, ROK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Panama, China as well as Chinese HK and Macao SARs get together at Beijing's Wangfujing Avenue and play the theme song of Olympic Games on July 13, 2005. Wearing national costumes of various styles, youth from different countries make up 18 teams, giving wonderful performance with jubilant music.

    Rare "Japanese war criminal's envelope" shown in Changsha

    Peng Maowu, deputy director of Hunan Provincial Philatelic Association, displays a rare Japanese war criminal's envelope, July 13, 2005. The letter was sent from Beiping (Beijing) No. 2 Prison, China, where the war criminals of Japanese invading troops were jailed, on Sep. 5, 1946, via Taijin to Japan's capital Tokyo. The sender of the letter was a Japanese war criminal named ** Sentaro.

    Responsibility of Shenlong Coal Mine blast confirmed

    Rescue workers prepare to enter the Shenlong Coal Mine in Fukang County, 62 km away from Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region July 12, 2005. The coal mine gas blast killing 83 miners is blamed as a grave accident for a number of safety loopholes, including overproduction, lack of a work safety license and ill-management.

    "Butterfly on ice" returns to her hometown in Changchun

    Chen Lu (R) chats with her husband Denis Petrov during the dinner party held to welcome Chen's return to her hometown in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, July 13, 2005. Chen Lu, also known as "butterfly on ice", is China's first world champion in figure skating. She married Denis Petrov, Russian figure skating Olympic champion on July 8, 2005.

    Discovery's launch delayed for at least two days

    Shuttle Discovery still sits on the launch pad of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the United States July 13, 2005. NASA called off the planned launch of Shuttle Discovery on Wednesday due to a faulty fuel gauge on the external tank, barely 3 hours before the countdown. NASA's Return to Flight Mission, the first Shuttle mission since the Columbia's tragedy on Feb.1 2003, was previously scheduled for 3:51 p.m. (local time) July 13.

    Beijing celebrates 4th anniversary of successful Olympic bid

    Photo taken on July 13,2005 shows foreign performers celebrating the fourth anniversary of the capital city's successful bid for the 2008 Olympic Games in Wangfujing Street,one of the most famous streets in Beijing, China. Nearly 1,000 youngsters from 11 countries and regions took part in the activity.

    New Party delegation concludes mainland tour

    New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming from Taiwan gestures to the crowd before his leaving at the capital airport of Beijing, China, on July 13, 2005. The visiting New Party delegation led by Yok Mu-ming left Beijing for Taiwan via Hong Kong Wednesday after completing the eight-day trip, set for July 6-13, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of China's victory in the War of Resistance Against Japan.

    China's top advisor meets Mongolian defense minister

    Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), shakes hands with visiting Mongolian Minister of Defense Tserenkhuugyn Sharavdorj in the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, July 13, 2005.

    Car bomb kills 24 children in Baghdad

    Iraqis look at the remains of a suicide car bomb that exploded in southeast Baghdad July 13, 2005. The bomb attack, killing 24 children, 1 US soldier and injuring 18 other kids, meant to target the American soldiers handing out sweets to the children, according to Iraqi police.

    Kim Jong Il meets Chinese presidential envoy

    Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong Il (R) shakes hands with visiting Chinese presidential envoy Tang Jiaxuan during their meeting in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK July 13, 2005.

    Japanese Emperor and Empress visit China Pavilion of 2005 World Exposition

    Chinese Ambassador to Japan Wang Yi (1st L, front) accompanies Japanese Emperor Akihito (2nd L, front) and Empress Michiko (1st R, front) to enjoy a musical performance at China Pavilion of the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan, July 13, 2005. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid a visit here on Wednesday.

    Anti-Arroyo demonstration in Manila, Philippines

    Protesters shout slogans in a mass demonstration calling on Philippine President Gloria Arroyo to resign at the Makati financial district in Manila, July 13, 2005. About 30,000 people Wednesday participated in the rally, the biggest ever anti-Arroyo street rally since Arroyo was accused of vote rigging in last year's presidential election early last month.


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