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News Archive --- Date:20060304


China

  • "We'll never tolerate acts of secession" (15:23, March 04, 2006)
  • CPPCC to heed calls from grass roots (15:22, March 04, 2006)
  • China's legislature makes final preparations for annual session (15:09, March 04, 2006)
  • Top suspect in notorious smuggling case can't escape punishment of Chinese law: senior advisor (15:09, March 04, 2006)
  • China's defense budget up 14.7% in 2006 (15:09, March 04, 2006)
  • Taiwan leader's play of words a dangerous step: spokesman (12:40, March 04, 2006)
  • 4th Session of the 10th NPC holds first press conference   (15:25, March 04, 2006)
  • Weight control for curbing corruption among civil servants: CPPCC member (11:08, March 04, 2006)
  • Lawmakers, advisors question arbitrary charges in monopoly sectors, calling for anti-monopoly legislation (11:10, March 04, 2006)
  • NPC, CPPCC agendas for March 4 (10:56, March 04, 2006)
  • Blog sites opened for legislators, political advisors in China (10:58, March 04, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: NPC motions and CPPCC proposals (10:59, March 04, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: NPC's power of supervision (11:01, March 04, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: legislative powers of NPC, its Standing Committee (11:02, March 04, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: people's congress system and NPC (11:03, March 04, 2006)
  • Arab League, world countries condemn Taiwan leader's secessionist act (I) (09:17, March 04, 2006)
  • Arab League, world countries condemn Taiwan leader's secessionist act (II) (09:16, March 04, 2006)
  • Cross-Straits relations improve in past one year (09:16, March 04, 2006)
  • Taiwan businessman jailed in HK for "thanking" police officer (09:15, March 04, 2006)
  • Nine press conferences planned during NPC, CPPCC sessions (09:18, March 04, 2006)
  • Lawmakers slash Chen Shui-bian's scrapping of unification council, guidelines (09:18, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese lawmakers warn against extravagant Olympics (09:18, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese FM urges Japanese leaders to stop hurting action (09:20, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. official urges China to be "responsible stakeholder" in world trade system (09:10, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. asks Taiwan authorities to correct comments over "National Unification Council" (09:10, March 04, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets German guests (09:09, March 04, 2006)
  • 10th CPPCC National Committee opens 4th session in Beijing (09:32, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese PLA to recruit more civilian employees (09:19, March 04, 2006)
  • Chen Shui-bian's move very risky: Chinese FM (09:19, March 04, 2006)



  • Business

  • US exaggerates IPR violations, say experts (15:22, March 04, 2006)
  • Interview: Vietnam to intensify economic development in central region  (14:58, March 04, 2006)
  • More S.Korean striking railway workers back to work (14:58, March 04, 2006)
  • Indonesia to mend foreign shares in TV stations (14:59, March 04, 2006)
  • Macao, Slovak ink air services pact (13:35, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese mainland to enrich trade ties with Hong Kong, commerce minister (13:35, March 04, 2006)
  • Sinopec plans to build oil facility in Hebei (13:36, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. budget deficit to increase in 2006 (13:36, March 04, 2006)
  • Diesel price reaches historic highest level in Thailand (11:12, March 04, 2006)
  • The unusual five years: Ma Kai (14:01, March 04, 2006)
  • Iranian company to build houses in Venezuela (10:19, March 04, 2006)
  • Ghana, US companies sign agreement to boost tourism (10:02, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese, U.S. NGOs sign memo to cooperate in film copyright protection (10:03, March 04, 2006)
  • Continental Airlines to expand China market (09:43, March 04, 2006)
  • Steel industry facing hard-to-predict prospect in 2006 (09:44, March 04, 2006)
  • Rail traffic operational to Buddhist art site in NW China (09:44, March 04, 2006)
  • Oil prices edge up (09:45, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. stocks edge down on Intel's warning (09:46, March 04, 2006)
  • OPEC president says world oversupplied with oil (09:47, March 04, 2006)
  • RIM, NTP settle dispute over BlackBerry device (09:47, March 04, 2006)
  • Cathay Pacific announces winning Chinese name wine for charity sale (09:48, March 04, 2006)
  • China's catering industry retail sales hits 888.68 bln yuan in 2005 (09:48, March 04, 2006)
  • China's first new car assessment program to put in practice (09:50, March 04, 2006)
  • Royal Bank Canada opens branch in Beijing (09:51, March 04, 2006)
  • Japan's core CPI sees strongest growth in 7 years (09:52, March 04, 2006)
  • China Aviation Oil (Singpore) gets approval from shareholders for restructuring (09:52, March 04, 2006)
  • Belgian chicken sales fall amidst bird flu fears (09:53, March 04, 2006)
  • Euro-zone 9-month GDP growth projected at 0.4-0.9 percent (09:54, March 04, 2006)
  • Cathay Pacific promotes HK business ties with Europe (09:54, March 04, 2006)
  • China requires governmental institutions to cut resources consumption (09:55, March 04, 2006)



  • World

  • Security man, guerrilla killed in clash in central Nepal (15:29, March 04, 2006)
  • Blast kills 7 in Baghdad (15:29, March 04, 2006)
  • 2 policemen killed in far-western Nepal (15:30, March 04, 2006)
  • Sebaggala elected Ugandan capital mayor (15:05, March 04, 2006)
  • District chief killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan (15:02, March 04, 2006)
  • Singapore, Libya establish diplomatic relations (15:00, March 04, 2006)
  • Paraguay rejects U.S. accusation of police protecting drug trafficking (13:34, March 04, 2006)
  • Arias declares victory in Costa Rican presidential election (13:34, March 04, 2006)
  • Former U.S. lawmaker sentenced to eight years in jail (11:30, March 04, 2006)
  • EU says customs agreement with C. America prerequisite for free trade deal (11:26, March 04, 2006)
  • Colombian police seize 1,225 kg of explosives (11:29, March 04, 2006)
  • DPRK urges UN to dismantle UN Command (11:07, March 04, 2006)
  • Pentagon releases names of Guantanamo detainees (11:28, March 04, 2006)
  • UNSC demands Eritrea lift restrictions on UN after peacekeeper's death (11:25, March 04, 2006)
  • Russia urges Hamas to renounce violence, recognize Israel (11:08, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. Senate calls for swift action on Darfur (11:05, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. State Department to have new office of Iranian affairs (11:23, March 04, 2006)
  • Canadian PM to meet with presidents of U.S., Mexico (11:22, March 04, 2006)
  • Ecuador court releases former president from jail (11:20, March 04, 2006)
  • Iranian delegation visits Turkey on nuclear issue (11:19, March 04, 2006)
  • Denmark respects Islam, its sacred values: ambassador (11:17, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. commander in Iraq says "crisis" has passed (11:15, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. backs Russia's persuasion on Hamas: spokesman (11:04, March 04, 2006)
  • Roundup: Iran defines Vienna negotiations as constructive (11:03, March 04, 2006)
  • Zambian president calls for int'l financial support to its military needs (11:01, March 04, 2006)
  • Annan appoints acting Chief of Staff (11:09, March 04, 2006)
  • Britain removes Malawi from visa preferential list (10:59, March 04, 2006)
  • Zambian leader calls for enforcement of defense force (10:42, March 04, 2006)
  • Bulgaria marks National Day (10:36, March 04, 2006)
  • Annan names new Deputy Secretary-General (10:24, March 04, 2006)
  • Hamas ready to comply with achieved agreements, Lavrov (10:36, March 04, 2006)
  • Swiss FM says U.S. backing of new UN rights body still possible (10:32, March 04, 2006)
  • Yemen releases over 600 rebels in amnesty (10:30, March 04, 2006)
  • UN appeals for safe access to southern Somalia (10:23, March 04, 2006)
  • Syria, Denmark discuss means of handling cartoons crisis (10:14, March 04, 2006)
  • Kenyan president summons reopening of parliament (10:57, March 04, 2006)
  • Report points to "safety violations" in doomed Egyptian ferry (10:40, March 04, 2006)
  • Cyprus gov't disappointed over Turkish Cypriots' reaction to Paris agreement (10:20, March 04, 2006)
  • Nigeria warns against fresh violence, raises security alert (10:38, March 04, 2006)
  • DPRK, South Korea agree to resume military talks after no initial progress (10:12, March 04, 2006)
  • Opportunity to reach agreement with Iran still exists: Russian FM (10:34, March 04, 2006)
  • Bush arrives in Islamabad for two-day visit to Pakistan (09:53, March 04, 2006)
  • Roundup: Bush ends up Indian trip amid protest (09:51, March 04, 2006)
  • Russia says Iran ready to accept Russia's joint venture proposal (10:33, March 04, 2006)
  • 2 killed in north India as anti-Bush protests continue (10:18, March 04, 2006)
  • Bird flu detected in Turkey's Istanbul, Rize (10:16, March 04, 2006)
  • German agency admits agent works alongside American command in Iraq (10:11, March 04, 2006)
  • Lebanon's politicians continue national dialogue over pro-Syrian president's fate (10:08, March 04, 2006)
  • Thousands gather to back Thai PM in Thailand (09:21, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. welcomes lifting of state of emergency by Philippine president (11:08, March 04, 2006)
  • Iran says viewpoints of both sides clarified in Vienna negotiations (09:49, March 04, 2006)
  • Vote counting for S. Africa's municipal election soon to finish (09:48, March 04, 2006)
  • U.S. military radar to be deployed in northern Japan: report (09:31, March 04, 2006)
  • Somali gunmen release abducted UN employee (09:44, March 04, 2006)
  • Donors pledge US$601 mln aid to Cambodia (09:33, March 04, 2006)
  • Jordanian King Abdullah II visits Singapore (09:30, March 04, 2006)
  • Cambodian top legislator resigns (09:14, March 04, 2006)
  • Singapore releases electoral boundaries for next general elections (09:43, March 04, 2006)
  • 8 Taliban militants killed, 10 arrested in firefight in Afghanistan (09:19, March 04, 2006)
  • Porn bill meets opposition from Indonesian resort (09:27, March 04, 2006)
  • Pakistani opposition leaders to boycott dinner with U.S. president (09:26, March 04, 2006)
  • UN condemns explosion in WFP office in Nepal (09:12, March 04, 2006)
  • American arrested in Bali drug bust (09:25, March 04, 2006)
  • Strike over cartoons paralyzes most part of Pakistan (09:24, March 04, 2006)
  • Bomb explosion causes damages in southwestern Iran (09:11, March 04, 2006)
  • 5 Canadian soldiers injured in bomb attack in S. Afghanistan (09:18, March 04, 2006)



  • Opinion




    Sports

  • Li Ting/Sun Tiantian make Qatar Open women's doubles final (13:44, March 04, 2006)
  • Hewitt into Las Vegas international semis (13:38, March 04, 2006)
  • Lam Woon-kwong named to head Olympic body (13:39, March 04, 2006)
  • IOC head to attend sports conference in Cuba (11:26, March 04, 2006)
  • Federer, Nadal set up dream showdown in Dubai Open final (13:04, March 04, 2006)
  • Ex-police chief leads probe into bungs (13:22, March 04, 2006)
  • Astrada appointed manager of Argentina's Rosario Central football club (13:03, March 04, 2006)
  • Argentina says has chosen 95% of World Cup soccer team (13:02, March 04, 2006)
  • Mauresmo, Petrova into Qatar Open final (12:57, March 04, 2006)
  • Woods, Mickelson share lead at Doral (12:50, March 04, 2006)
  • Lam Woon-kwong named to head Olympic body (12:59, March 04, 2006)
  • Wade, Marion get top honors for February (12:51, March 04, 2006)
  • Paul and Felton earn NBA rookie honors (12:58, March 04, 2006)
  • Riley, D'Antoni named top coaches for February (13:19, March 04, 2006)
  • England will regret sacking Eriksson, says Sweden coach (13:14, March 04, 2006)
  • Ashley Cole sues newspapers over bisexuality smudge (12:55, March 04, 2006)
  • Allardyce rejects Beckham claims (13:05, March 04, 2006)
  • AS Bamako hopeful of Confed Cup win over Dynamic du Togo (12:54, March 04, 2006)
  • Sheringham signs new deal with West Ham (12:49, March 04, 2006)
  • Keane signs new contract at Spurs (12:47, March 04, 2006)
  • Nouakchott to assess participation in African contests (12:46, March 04, 2006)
  • UNDP, company launch Yao Ming, Magic Johnson TV ad to fight discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients (11:27, March 04, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Exhibition on first Nobel Peace Prize winner opens in Shanghai (10:04, March 04, 2006)
  • China to develop cutting-edge superservers with home-made multi-core processors (10:05, March 04, 2006)



  • Life

  • Family of infected HIV victim blames hospitals (15:27, March 04, 2006)
  • Spanish gov't adopts law to achieve equality of sexes (13:40, March 04, 2006)
  • Guangzhou reports suspect human bird flu case (13:40, March 04, 2006)
  • Most U.S. rivers polluted by pesticides: study (13:41, March 04, 2006)
  • IFRC calls for help to contain Sudan cholera outbreak (11:21, March 04, 2006)
  • Malaysia closes 488 kindergartens to curb spread of disease (10:20, March 04, 2006)
  • Multilateral pilot project on bird flu control to start in Indonesia (10:21, March 04, 2006)
  • Cape Verde to host int'l conference on HIV/AIDS (10:07, March 04, 2006)
  • Ancient mural paintings unearthed in north China (10:07, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese vice-premier calls for protection of grassland (10:08, March 04, 2006)
  • Chinese writer's poems remember Russian Kursk submarine wreck dead (10:09, March 04, 2006)



  • Photo

    Six killed in coal mine blast in N. China

    Two trapped workers are lifted out of the well of a coal mine in Cixian County of North China's Hebei Province March 2, 2006. Six people were killed in a coal mine explosion occurred on Thursday noon in Cixian County of North China's Hebei Province and all the 25 trapped workers have been saved.

    The 2006 Hong Kong Flower Exhibition

    Pupils draw pictures during the 2006 Hong Kong Flower Exhibition in the Victoria Park in Hong Kong, south China, March 3, 2006. A total of 180 exhibitors from across the world displayed 300,000 flowers of various kinds in the 10-day exhibition, opened on March 3.

    Girls' Festival in Japan

    Some 303 girls and women from all over Japan pose with Disney characters for the celebration of the Girls' Festival, a traditional Japanese festval celebrated on March 3, at the Tokyo Disneyland in the capital of Japan, March 3, 2006.

    Winners of L'Oreal UNESCO Awards unveiled

    Christine Van Broeckhoven from Belgium, Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni from Tunisia, Jennifer Graves from Australia, Pamela Bjorkman from the United States and Esther Orozco from Mexico (R-L) pose during the awarding ceremony of the L'Oreal UNESCO Awards at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, March 3, 2006. Each year, only five outstanding female scientists worldwide receive the award for their contributions to scientific research.

    The 4th session of the 10th CPPCC National Committee convenes

    Luo Haocai, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), brieves the members on how their suggestions and proposals were handled in 2005, during the Fourth Session of the Tenth National Committee of the CPPCC, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2006. The meeting opened here on Friday.


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