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News Archive --- Date:20060308


China

  • Olympic torch relay may cover Taiwan: mainland sports official (22:20, March 08, 2006)
  • Top Chinese leaders join lawmakers in group discussions (22:19, March 08, 2006)
  • China's commitments to Taiwan remain uchanged: top advisor (07:23, March 09, 2006)
  • Chinese lawmakers lash out at Internet vices (22:18, March 08, 2006)
  • Better protect Chinese women from unhappy foreign marriages: female advisors (22:18, March 08, 2006)
  • Foreign firms in China evade enormous amount of tax: expert (22:17, March 08, 2006)
  • China's top advisors voice views on development (22:17, March 08, 2006)
  • More countries voice opposition against "Taiwan independence" (22:17, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese senior political advisors guard against monopoly from merger (22:16, March 08, 2006)
  • Farmers hope for promising future (22:16, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese advisors call for better conditions for private firms (16:52, March 08, 2006)
  • Debts owed by local governments exceed 1 trillion yuan: advisor (16:51, March 08, 2006)
  • Macao CE postpones visit to Thailand, Vietnam (16:51, March 08, 2006)
  • Major development goals in 2006  (16:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Ten features in China's 11th five-year plan  (16:14, March 08, 2006)
  • Sales of "golden books" in China arouse suspicion of corruption (12:32, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese President's special envoy to attend Portugal's presidential inauguration (12:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Beijing suffers widening urban, rural gap: official (12:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese students face too much educational expenses, says political advisor (12:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Japan leaders must correct mistakes: FM (09:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Your guide to "new socialist countryside" (08:46, March 08, 2006)
  • Wen's commitment welcomed (08:29, March 08, 2006)
  • Trade zone proposed on Taiwan Straits shore (08:40, March 08, 2006)
  • "Rapid growth" expected this year (08:43, March 08, 2006)
  • Ministers vow rise in farmers' income (08:33, March 08, 2006)
  • Landless farmers 'must be helped' (08:37, March 08, 2006)
  • For your information, it's not a man's world (08:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Concern raised at overseas listings of SOEs (08:53, March 08, 2006)
  • Taiwan parties call on all to join in March 12 demonstration (08:06, March 08, 2006)
  • Senior officials discuss matters of national importance with lawmakers, advisors (08:53, March 08, 2006)
  • Defense budget increase aims at army stability: senior PLA officer (08:53, March 08, 2006)
  • CPC to re-elect nearly 100,000 cadres of local committees by fully considering public opinions (08:53, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese official warns of monopoly by foreign companies (08:10, March 08, 2006)
  • China to renew 200 mln ID cards in 2006 (08:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Int'l community reaffirms insistence of one-China principle (08:12, March 08, 2006)
  • Former executives of Nanfang Securities detained (08:14, March 08, 2006)
  • Basic Law assumes supreme legal status in HK: top legislator (08:16, March 08, 2006)
  • Writethru: China's defense budget much smaller than US (08:52, March 08, 2006)



  • Business

  • Audit called for China's budgeted agricultural fund in 2006 (22:35, March 08, 2006)
  • OPEC agrees to stick with output of 28 million barrels per day (22:34, March 08, 2006)
  • EU lifts ban on British beef (22:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Private sectors encouraged to invest in GMS (22:36, March 08, 2006)
  • Macao's banking industry booms with stable economic growth: official (22:36, March 08, 2006)
  • HK Exchanges & Clearings' profit up 27 pct in 2005 (22:36, March 08, 2006)
  • Malaysia's Industrial Production Index up 2.6 pct in January (22:36, March 08, 2006)
  • OPEC set to keep oil output levels unchanged (22:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Banks in Zambia start reducing rates marginally (22:34, March 08, 2006)
  • OPEC to maintain oil output to cool down prices (22:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Singapore company delivers first ultra deep drilling jack-up rig (22:34, March 08, 2006)
  • NE China to benefit from greater reliance on private investment: WB (22:34, March 08, 2006)
  • China, Europe to co-develop heavy-lifter (17:26, March 08, 2006)
  • Xinjiang to build China's largest oil and gas production base (17:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Beijing plans second int'l airport  (16:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese consumer electronics market ranks second worldwide (16:55, March 08, 2006)
  • Macao bans poultry imports from "less than" 10 mainland farms (16:54, March 08, 2006)
  • China's new generation newlyweds choose lavish weddings (16:55, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese chemical fiber producer teams up with German partner (16:56, March 08, 2006)
  • E. China province imports more ethylene at lower price (16:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Uganda under pressure as food crisis hits east Africa (16:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Malaysian gov't strives to revitalize agriculture (16:59, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese shares continue to dip following black Tuesday (16:59, March 08, 2006)
  • Cathay Pacific profit down 25.3 pct in 2005 (17:00, March 08, 2006)
  • "Anti-dumping" action goes against promises and trade liberalization (17:01, March 08, 2006)
  • Golden prospect in China's gold derivatives  (17:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Average income of urban Beijingers in January tops 2,000 yuan  (17:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Abstract of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan outline (draft) -1 (17:13, March 08, 2006)
  • Indonesia to announce new executives in oil firm Pertamina (14:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Indonesia to send 3.5 million workers abroad (14:56, March 08, 2006)
  • China receives more than 800,000 trademark applications in 2005 (14:56, March 08, 2006)
  • Indonesia, Japan teaming up to promote biomass energy projects (14:56, March 08, 2006)
  • Indonesia seeks to boost footwear export to 4 bln USD by 2008 (13:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Thai economy to grow less than 4 percent in 2006: TCC (13:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Vietnam plans bigger garment export in 2015 (13:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Bangladesh's remittances increases in 8 months (13:03, March 08, 2006)
  • Nepal's garment export to U.S. rises by 47 pct in February (13:03, March 08, 2006)
  • New export rules against Moldova's breakaway region draw Russian opposition (13:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Chile hails Japanese decision to lift fruit ban (11:24, March 08, 2006)
  • NE China industrial province improves housing conditions of urban poor (11:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Ukraine to introduce license system to natural gas exports this year (10:18, March 08, 2006)
  • Trade zone proposed on Taiwan Straits shore (08:21, March 08, 2006)
  • Sugar sale attempts to curb price surge (08:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Shell plans to siphon $500m into China (10:30, March 08, 2006)
  • E-ticket reimbursement will now become easier (08:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Dynasty to expand wine production (08:24, March 08, 2006)
  • Oil prices fall ahead of OPEC meeting (08:03, March 08, 2006)
  • Bank of Greece governor proposes redistributing policy through budget (08:03, March 08, 2006)
  • Greece to invest in Romania's telecom sector (08:04, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. consumer credit rises 2.2 percent in January (08:05, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese oil company starts drilling in Ethiopia (08:06, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. productivity declines 0.5 percent in fourth quarter (08:06, March 08, 2006)
  • Singapore takes measures to save energy, reduce pollution (08:06, March 08, 2006)
  • China sets up WAPI union (08:10, March 08, 2006)
  • ADB studies ways to improve city management in developing countries in Asia-Pacific (08:04, March 08, 2006)
  • India targets bio-diesel for energy security (08:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Philippine economic performance in 2005 positive: IMF (08:03, March 08, 2006)
  • India, Pakistan to discuss enhancing flight frequencies (08:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Taiwan women of different generation differ in career preference: Survey  (08:02, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. welcomes Malaysia's step to end beef ban (08:01, March 08, 2006)
  • Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 3.75 percent (08:00, March 08, 2006)
  • Kenya's flag carrier orders new fleet to boost growth (08:00, March 08, 2006)
  • Don't politicize Sino-US trade relations: Chinese FM (07:51, March 08, 2006)



  • World

  • U.S. seeks UN Security Council's involvement in Iran issue (22:32, March 08, 2006)
  • Iran's nuclear issue should be kept within IAEA: NAM (22:32, March 08, 2006)
  • Thai senator calls on Singapore to probe Shin Corp dealings (22:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Abbas calls on Hamas to change political attitudes (22:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Jordan convicts 11 men of planning fights against U.S. troops in Iraq (22:30, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. soldier killed, four others wounded in Iraq (22:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Sudan well prepares for Arab League summit: official (22:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Kenya calls for speedy resolution of Darfur conflict (22:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Sudan lobbies African leaders to reject UN forces in Darfur (22:30, March 08, 2006)
  • South Korean opposition party chief urges Koizumi to stop shrine visit (22:29, March 08, 2006)
  • EU calls on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities (22:28, March 08, 2006)
  • Hamas says not to recognize Israel (22:28, March 08, 2006)
  • UN nuclear watchdog opens discussions over Iran's nuclear program (22:27, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. troops to reside in Bulgarian bases in 2007: ambassador (22:26, March 08, 2006)
  • EU observer sees progress in Sri Lankan presidential election (22:26, March 08, 2006)
  • Fatah to meet Hamas over joining cabinet: sources (22:26, March 08, 2006)
  • Helicopters carrying U.S. and Filipino troops attacked in southern Philippines (22:26, March 08, 2006)
  • Australia, Bangladesh sign work, holiday visa agreement (22:25, March 08, 2006)
  • Over 300 students abducted in eastern Nepal (22:25, March 08, 2006)
  • Abbas to meet Hamas premier-designate over formation of gov't (22:23, March 08, 2006)
  • LeT hand suspected behind Varanasi blasts, security tight (22:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Suspected LeT man gunned down in India (22:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Palestinian security sources warn of step-up of Israeli targeted attacks (22:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Attacked helicopter belongs to Philippine air force: U.S. Embassy (22:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Hamas to hold key posts in new Palestinian gov't: lawmaker (22:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Eleven Palestinians arrested by Israeli troops in W.Bank (22:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Japan to conclude troops realignment plan with United States (22:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Thaksin performs duties, launches election campaign in eastern provinces (16:55, March 08, 2006)
  • Annan urges Washington to cool rhetoric over Iran's nuclear program (16:54, March 08, 2006)
  • Dutch liberal party leader resigns after local elections (16:54, March 08, 2006)
  • Arrested Bangladeshi JMB leader gets no sympathy from father (16:53, March 08, 2006)
  • Angola reiterates support to AU quick reaction (14:59, March 08, 2006)
  • Mozambique signs defense pact with India (14:59, March 08, 2006)
  • Two terrorists killed in Indian capital (14:58, March 08, 2006)
  • Philippine police disperse rally, arrest leftwing woman lawmaker (14:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Venezuelan gov't, NGOs protest against U.S. policies (14:58, March 08, 2006)
  • Jordanian King urges speedy formation of national government in Iraq (14:57, March 08, 2006)
  • France to release first white paper on domestic security (14:57, March 08, 2006)
  • Bodies of 18 strangled men found in Baghdad minibus (16:53, March 08, 2006)
  • Hungarian soldiers honoured for restoring famous explorer's tomb in Kabul (14:55, March 08, 2006)
  • 35 more bodies of guerrillas found in eastern Nepal (12:29, March 08, 2006)
  • All DRC people should be involved in upcoming elections: UN official (12:29, March 08, 2006)
  • Estonian PM hopes for early approval of EU Constitution in parliament (12:29, March 08, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka President seeks transparency in bribery, corruption complaints (12:28, March 08, 2006)
  • World poor population on the rise: FAO (11:31, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. congress renews controversial anti-terror law (10:42, March 08, 2006)
  • African Development Bank chief urges restoration of peace in Cote d'Ivoire (10:40, March 08, 2006)
  • Indian president to begin official visit to Myanmar (10:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Arias wins Costa Rican presidential election (09:43, March 08, 2006)
  • Computer glitch causes delays at airports in New York area (09:42, March 08, 2006)
  • Parmalat founder puts blame on self financial ineptitude, banks for its meltdown (09:42, March 08, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: Annan's key proposals for UN management reform (09:38, March 08, 2006)
  • Greece's new FM says to promote stability, cooperation (09:37, March 08, 2006)
  • Profile: Oscar Arias, president-elect of Costa Rica (09:36, March 08, 2006)
  • Pentagon chief accuses Iran of sending elite troops to Iraq (09:35, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. says it still opposes proposed Iran-India pipeline (09:33, March 08, 2006)
  • Sudan vows to get rid of landmines by 2014 (09:31, March 08, 2006)
  • Annan proposes radical overhaul of UN management (09:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Modern airport under construction in Ethiopia's eastern border town (08:39, March 08, 2006)
  • Ethiopia, Japan sign grant agreement (08:40, March 08, 2006)
  • Besigye won't be tried in Court Martial: Museveni (08:42, March 08, 2006)
  • Russia says Hamas showing flexibility (08:43, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. says it supports Russian proposal on joint venture with Iran (08:44, March 08, 2006)
  • Russia says no compromise proposal on Iran's uranium enrichment (08:46, March 08, 2006)
  • France urges Iran to suspend nuclear research (08:49, March 08, 2006)
  • Serbia supports peaceful compromise for Kosovo (08:50, March 08, 2006)
  • Egypt to host three-way summit on Sudan's Darfur conflict (08:51, March 08, 2006)
  • Nigeria alleges ethnic militia group kills 10,000 people in 7 years (09:23, March 08, 2006)
  • European Parl't welcomes positive signals from UN-Cypriot meeting (09:21, March 08, 2006)
  • Annan presents report on management reform of UN (09:20, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. VP warns Iran on nuclear weapons (09:18, March 08, 2006)
  • Taliban sets fire on administration building and school in central Afghanistan (09:16, March 08, 2006)
  • Peres urges Israel not to abandon Abbas (09:15, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. reiterates rejection of proposal on Iran's uranium enrichment (09:14, March 08, 2006)
  • Norway allocates $10 million to interim Palestinian government (09:13, March 08, 2006)
  • Iran accuses U.S. of sabotaging efforts toward nuclear agreement (09:10, March 08, 2006)
  • Roundup: ElBaradei report on Iran provides ammunition for U.S. (09:09, March 08, 2006)
  • U.S. rejects idea of limited Iran nuclear enrichment: report (09:08, March 08, 2006)
  • Most Americans fear civil war in Iraq: survey (08:32, March 08, 2006)
  • At least 8,000 U.S. soldiers desert since fall 2003: newspaper (08:30, March 08, 2006)
  • Situation in Belarus calm ahead of vote: president (08:29, March 08, 2006)
  • DPRK refutes U.S. charge of drug trafficking (08:28, March 08, 2006)
  • EU to send observer team to upcoming elections in Angola (08:26, March 08, 2006)
  • 12 killed in blasts in central India (08:24, March 08, 2006)
  • Kenyans protest over raid of media group (08:23, March 08, 2006)
  • Iran's nuclear program threatens world: U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (08:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Serbia-Montenegro's FM renews call for extradition of Mladic to The Hague (08:20, March 08, 2006)
  • Egyptian, S. Korean presidents discuss regional issues, bilateral relations (08:19, March 08, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Bush seeks "win-win-win" in South Asia visit (10:29, March 08, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Barcelona knocks Chelsea out of Champions League  (10:51, March 08, 2006)
  • Barcelona, Juventus and Villareal qualify for last eight in Champions League (10:48, March 08, 2006)
  • Villareal reaches Champions League quarterfinals (10:48, March 08, 2006)
  • NHL suspends Orpik for three games (14:50, March 08, 2006)
  • NFL Owners to discuss revenue sharing (14:50, March 08, 2006)
  • Charlton blasts foreign players for diving culture (10:47, March 08, 2006)
  • Blackburn star Bellamy arrested for assaulting woman (10:47, March 08, 2006)
  • Robben to be suspended for four matches (10:47, March 08, 2006)
  • Benitez rubbishes exit talk (10:46, March 08, 2006)
  • Fans and FIFA managers will choose best under-21 World Cup player (08:19, March 08, 2006)
  • Critics of Ronaldo lack respect, says Zico (08:15, March 08, 2006)
  • River Plate to host Ecuador's El Nacional (08:13, March 08, 2006)
  • Angola's sports development abnormal: FAF Secretary (08:12, March 08, 2006)
  • Two Czech referees sentenced for match rigging (08:11, March 08, 2006)
  • Benitez confident against Benfica (08:10, March 08, 2006)
  • Arsenal close in on Real prize (08:09, March 08, 2006)
  • Milan send warning to Bayern (08:07, March 08, 2006)
  • FAZ given breather over Africa Cup report (08:06, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese swimmers make landslide victory at Asia championships (08:04, March 08, 2006)
  • Argentina's Figueroa to miss 2006 World Cup (08:03, March 08, 2006)
  • Chelsea's Robben banned for four games (08:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Myanmar Amateur Open 2006 golf tournament tees off in Yangon (08:01, March 08, 2006)
  • Denmark sets sights on Olympic Games (08:00, March 08, 2006)
  • Malawia's team refuses to trim officials for Commonwealth Games (07:58, March 08, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • China aims to convert coal into ultra-clean energy resource (22:37, March 08, 2006)
  • Chinese aerospace expert calls for unified management of space program (17:06, March 08, 2006)
  • WHO establishes lab in China  (17:03, March 08, 2006)
  • Coffee may increase heart attack risk in slow caffeine metabolizers: study (14:51, March 08, 2006)
  • Discovery shuttle launch may be delayed (13:15, March 08, 2006)
  • Air pollutants may warm winter nights in China: study (13:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Int'l laser, photoelectricity tech trade expo to open in Shanghai (10:19, March 08, 2006)
  • Arabsat satellite can still reach orbit: Russian official (08:26, March 08, 2006)
  • China pushes forward own encryption standard (08:25, March 08, 2006)
  • Breakthrough tackles arsenic pollution (08:25, March 08, 2006)
  • CAS launches super computer program (08:14, March 08, 2006)
  • New desalination technologies to increase water supply in Singapore (08:11, March 08, 2006)
  • Nepal ready for IT exhibition (08:10, March 08, 2006)
  • Man in east China collects rare fossils (08:09, March 08, 2006)



  • Life

  • Albania confirms first case of H5N1 bird flu (22:15, March 08, 2006)
  • Indonesia rules out bird flu in three recent deaths (17:08, March 08, 2006)
  • Museum on China's largest ethnic group to be built in S. China (17:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Macao grants awards to smoking-free workplaces (17:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Bodies of 18 strangled men found in Baghdad mini bus (15:50, March 08, 2006)
  • Hungarian soldiers honoured for restoring famous explorer's tomb in Kabul (15:49, March 08, 2006)
  • Girl dies from bird flu, bringing China's toll to 10 (12:35, March 08, 2006)
  • Two more areas in east Romania hit by bird flu (12:34, March 08, 2006)
  • Naples to host cartoons festival (09:00, March 08, 2006)
  • Buenos Aires mayor ousted over deadly nightclub fire (09:01, March 08, 2006)
  • 20 people sent to hospital following ammonia leak in Canada (09:02, March 08, 2006)
  • Pandemic flu vaccine remains long way off: Swiss experts (09:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Illegal immigrants in US grow to 12mln (10:34, March 08, 2006)
  • UK unveils new immigration scheme (08:49, March 08, 2006)
  • Sudan vows to get rid of landmines by 2014 (08:59, March 08, 2006)
  • More US women return to the home (09:07, March 08, 2006)
  • Japan to fingerprint foreigners (09:11, March 08, 2006)
  • For your information, it's not a man's world (09:15, March 08, 2006)
  • British woman loses frozen embryo case (09:12, March 08, 2006)
  • Abuse of husbands on the up (09:15, March 08, 2006)
  • Shanghai keen to build Disney park; awaiting nod from central gov't (09:14, March 08, 2006)
  • Lone woman governor does not feel out of place (09:17, March 08, 2006)
  • 'Inequality in jobs still a serious issue' (09:17, March 08, 2006)
  • Breast cancer ravaging more (09:20, March 08, 2006)
  • Brain workouts with computer gamers a hit with baby boomers (09:21, March 08, 2006)
  • Ethiopia burns 9,000 chickens to prevent bird flu spread (08:18, March 08, 2006)
  • Oscars ratings down sharply due to small box office nominees (08:19, March 08, 2006)
  • Walt Disney: No agreement reached with Shanghai over new theme park (08:20, March 08, 2006)
  • Information of H5N1-infected birds listed on HK website (08:20, March 08, 2006)
  • European HIV/AIDS ambassadors visit Zambia (08:21, March 08, 2006)
  • China to give special fund for cataract operations (08:15, March 08, 2006)
  • Job market set up for talents of traditional Chinese medicine (08:46, March 08, 2006)
  • China to blacklist students defaulting on loan payment (08:48, March 08, 2006)
  • Bird flu virus in China still not infectious among people: official (09:27, March 08, 2006)
  • Angola sets up bird flu preventing commission (08:16, March 08, 2006)
  • Nigeria's bird flu spreads to southern states (08:47, March 08, 2006)
  • Asia's first biomedical quality control testing facility opened in Singapore (08:17, March 08, 2006)
  • Strong quake hits near Vanuatu (09:21, March 08, 2006)
  • 6,000 Vietnamese women, children trafficked abroad in 2005 (09:22, March 08, 2006)
  • Poland confirms third case of deadly H5N1 bird flu (08:09, March 08, 2006)
  • Thailand joins regional study on bird flu in humans (08:09, March 08, 2006)
  • Shanghai preparing for Disney park construction, mayor says (08:08, March 08, 2006)



  • Photo

    Barcelona advances in Champions League

    Barcelona striker Ronaldinho scored in the 78th minute to give host Barcelona a 1-1 tie with Chelsea and put the Spanish league leader into the final eight 3-2 on aggregate, March 7, 2006. Frank Lampard converted a penalty for Chelsea in injury time.

    Beijing holds reception to mark Women's Day

    Vice-Premier Wu Yi (L) chats with several women during a reception to mark the International Women's Day at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday March 7, 2006. The day honoring the achievements of women past and present will be marked globally on March 8, 2006. (newsphoto)

    Barcelona, Chelsea meet in Champions League knockout

    Barcelona's coach Frank Rijkaard smiles during a news conference before a training session at Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona, Spain March 6, 2006. Barcelona and Chelsea play their Champions League first knockout round return leg soccer match on March 7.

    Memories recalled in the time-honoured Qianmen area

    Customers enter and leave a century-old silk shop in the Qianmen (Front Gate) area, one of the last remnants of old Beijing, March 7, 2006. With the demolition of shabby houses in the Qianmen area, people show growing interest in recalling their memories of the centuries-old city by visiting the area to experience civic life.

    Mexico-China Trade and Economic Relations Opportunity Forum

    Osvaldo Rosales, official of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), addresses the First Mexico-China Trade and Economic Relations Opportunity Forum in Mexico City March 7, 2006. The Mexican government and ECLAC jointly held the forum March 7.

    Chinese leaders join group discussions

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and Jia Qinglin (Behind Hu Jintao), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), shake hands with members from the agriculture circle of the CPPCC National Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2006. Hu and Jia attended the panel discussion by CPPCC National Committee members from the agriculture circle March 7.

    Board meeting held to discuss Iran's nuclear issue

    Mohamed El Baradei (1st R), chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), talks with participants during a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors discussing Iran's nuclear issue, in Vienna, Austria, March 7, 2006.


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