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News Archive --- Date:20060313


China

  • Right to environmental information should be written into Constitution: lawmaker (17:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Northwestern China's oilfield aims at 10 million tons of output (16:44, March 13, 2006)
  • Qinghai-Tibet Railway expected to be extended from Lhasa to Xigaze (16:43, March 13, 2006)
  • Lawmaker proposes raising conscription age to cover college graduates (16:43, March 13, 2006)
  • NPC Deputy calls for legislation to protect Yangtze River (16:42, March 13, 2006)
  • Political advisor calls for nationwide ban on wining of civil servants on duty (11:13, March 13, 2006)
  • Lawmakers submit 1,000 motions focusing on gov't role, economy (11:12, March 13, 2006)
  • China's top advisory body calls for resolute fight against "Taiwan independence" (12:05, March 13, 2006)
  • 4th Session of 10th CPPCC National Committee holds closing meeting (11:04, March 13, 2006)
  • China seeks growth impetus from technological innovation (11:04, March 13, 2006)
  • Portraits of Sun Yat-sen, Deng Xiaoping proposed adding to RMB notes  (09:22, March 13, 2006)
  • Taiwan marchers protest against Chen (09:02, March 13, 2006)
  • Sound Pakistan-China ties hailed (08:28, March 13, 2006)
  • Our "living legacy must be guarded" (08:44, March 13, 2006)
  • Organ transplant regulation drafted (08:41, March 13, 2006)
  • No way. That's the way to go for development (08:49, March 13, 2006)
  • Judicial system receives fewer complaints (08:32, March 13, 2006)
  • Grass-roots protection "needed" for copyrights (08:38, March 13, 2006)
  • Efforts being made to bring back criminals (08:35, March 13, 2006)
  • Commercial bribes of top concern (08:33, March 13, 2006)
  • Ambassador to Japan "excellent" (09:03, March 13, 2006)
  • Taiwanese demonstrate against authority's incompetence, corruption (09:03, March 13, 2006)
  • Saudi FM meets Senior CPC official Wang Jiarui (08:11, March 13, 2006)
  • Family of man accused of trying to assassinate Taiwan leader revoke confession (08:16, March 13, 2006)
  • More Taiwan Buddhism worshippers take chartered motorboat for pilgrimage tour on mainland (08:22, March 13, 2006)
  • China focus: Farmers yearn for environment-friendly countryside (08:19, March 13, 2006)
  • HK's first prison to be redeveloped into tourist attraction (08:45, March 13, 2006)
  • General aviation has big potential in China: expert (08:09, March 13, 2006)
  • Rural elections undermined by bribery, official manipulation: lawmakers (08:06, March 13, 2006)
  • China speeds up water-saving, cleaning efforts before possible crisis (08:05, March 13, 2006)
  • Animal-borne diseases challenge China's health system (08:03, March 13, 2006)
  • Eighty-first anniversary of death of Sun Yat-sen commemorated in China (08:01, March 13, 2006)



  • Business

  • S. Korean Kia Motors to open first U.S. plant (16:56, March 13, 2006)
  • China's Consumer Price Index up 0.9 percent in February (16:52, March 13, 2006)
  • Construction of Three Gorges Dam to consummate  (17:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Half of million Vietnamese footwear workers face redundancy (16:45, March 13, 2006)
  • Chinese bank ICBC extends 6 bln USD in syndicated loans in 2005 (16:46, March 13, 2006)
  • China's auto market to grow 10 percent in next two decades: expert (16:47, March 13, 2006)
  • British collapsed Rover purchase deal by Chinese carmaker given go-ahead (15:39, March 13, 2006)
  • Philippine end-2005 debt up 2 percent from 2004 (15:39, March 13, 2006)
  • Growth rate in China's textile exports expected to decline (15:10, March 13, 2006)
  • Business executives to visit UNHCR's camps in Tanzania (15:03, March 13, 2006)
  • Denmark's shipping giant reportedly operates against Tanzanian law (15:02, March 13, 2006)
  • Bangladesh to change colors, sizes of currency notes to halt forgery (14:20, March 13, 2006)
  • French farmers' autonomy contributes to rural development (14:19, March 13, 2006)
  • Pertamina, Exxon agree to joint operation on Cepu oilfield in Indonesia (13:32, March 13, 2006)
  • Seoul to reconsider imports of US beef if mad cow case confirmed: official (12:08, March 13, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka to build domestic aviation hub (12:07, March 13, 2006)
  • China's Consumer Price Index up 0.9 percent in February (11:22, March 13, 2006)
  • Malaysia to raise airport tax: report (11:23, March 13, 2006)
  • Foot-and-mouth outbreak confirmed in NW China (09:29, March 13, 2006)
  • Load-shedding to continue in Nepal (08:09, March 13, 2006)
  • China planning to build jumbo jets (08:09, March 13, 2006)
  • Over 70 pct of Beijing-Shanghai express railway components to be homemade (08:08, March 13, 2006)
  • Ethiopia does not benefit from camels (09:22, March 13, 2006)
  • China sets final scheme for TD-SCDMA test (09:28, March 13, 2006)
  • Digital life close to reality for Chinese people (08:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Largest state bank singles out underwriters (08:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Chinese firm to study coal reserve in Ethiopia (09:23, March 13, 2006)
  • Thai gov't urged to float sugar price in line with market (08:06, March 13, 2006)



  • World

  • Rape trial against Zuma continues (16:51, March 13, 2006)
  • Saddam Hussein trial resumes in Baghdad (16:51, March 13, 2006)
  • British PM Blair to visit Indonesia on March 29 (16:50, March 13, 2006)
  • Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia to establish secure sea lanes (16:50, March 13, 2006)
  • Indonesian gov't to settle debts in flag carrier Garuda (16:50, March 13, 2006)
  • Clash won't occur during forthcoming demonstration: Thai deputy PM (16:49, March 13, 2006)
  • Railway workers stage nationwide strike in South Africa (16:49, March 13, 2006)
  • Indonesia seeks to boost military ties with US during Rice visit (16:48, March 13, 2006)
  • Bush administration mulls campaign against Iranian gov't: report (16:48, March 13, 2006)
  • Indonesian police raise alert ahead of U.S. official's visit (16:49, March 13, 2006)
  • Experts working on final autopsy report to clear mystery over Milosevic death (13:29, March 13, 2006)
  • DPRK urges US to change its hostile policy (12:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Guerrillas cannot seize power by murder, violence: Nepali speaker (12:06, March 13, 2006)
  • Thai King's chief advisor asked to mediate political turmoil (12:06, March 13, 2006)
  • Chile to keep peacekeeping troops in Haiti till June at least: ministers (11:10, March 13, 2006)
  • Venezuela celebrates Flag Day with new national flag (11:09, March 13, 2006)
  • Canadian PM makes surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan (11:08, March 13, 2006)
  • Bush makes 2nd "axis of evil" remark  (11:08, March 13, 2006)
  • Chile's new president visits late father's tomb (10:43, March 13, 2006)
  • Serbian president says no state funeral for Milosevic (09:36, March 13, 2006)
  • Autopsy results show Milosevic dies of heart attack (09:36, March 13, 2006)
  • Egypt welcomes AU decision to turn over Darfur peacekeeping to UN (09:37, March 13, 2006)
  • Syria wants Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction (09:35, March 13, 2006)
  • Roundup: Car bombings, mortar rounds kill 46 in Baghdad (08:52, March 13, 2006)
  • Trial of Saddam resumes; three co-defendants testify (09:34, March 13, 2006)
  • Serbian experts present at autopsy (09:33, March 13, 2006)
  • Senator Frist wins US Republican 2008 straw poll (09:32, March 13, 2006)
  • Moscow regrets treatment decision (09:30, March 13, 2006)
  • Mixed reactions to death in former Yugoslavia (09:30, March 13, 2006)
  • Japanese city rejects US Marine base plan (09:28, March 13, 2006)
  • Former Afghan president survives suicide bomb attack (09:27, March 13, 2006)
  • Car bombings and mortar rounds kill 40 in eastern Baghdad (08:35, March 13, 2006)
  • Bomb explosions kill 11 including 4 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan (09:26, March 13, 2006)
  • 2 killed in pub shooting in central Britain (13:29, March 13, 2006)
  • Libya cracks down on illegal immigration after EU request (09:25, March 13, 2006)
  • Parliamentary elections kick off in El Salvador (09:24, March 13, 2006)
  • 3 U.S. soldiers killed in bomb explosion in E. Afghanistan (09:22, March 13, 2006)
  • Iraq's first parliament session to convene on March 16 (08:40, March 13, 2006)
  • Sri Lankan opposition leader leaves for Norway (09:22, March 13, 2006)
  • Saddam Hussein trial adjourned until Monday (08:38, March 13, 2006)
  • Milosevic suspicious of being poisoned before death (08:37, March 13, 2006)
  • Japan's newly elected mayor arrested for bribing electorates (09:20, March 13, 2006)
  • Philippine army builds new prison for suspected coup plotters (09:20, March 13, 2006)
  • Arab League condemns Israeli unilateral measures (09:19, March 13, 2006)
  • Cause of Milosevic's death remains uncertain (09:18, March 13, 2006)
  • AU proposes enhanced humanitarian ceasefire agreement for Darfur (09:16, March 13, 2006)
  • Arroyo orders military, police to maintain vigilance against new coup plots (09:15, March 13, 2006)
  • Iran softens stances on enrichment moratorium and Russian proposal (09:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Milosevic death adds urgency to Karadzic hunt, Mladic: UN prosecutor (09:06, March 13, 2006)
  • Milosevic letter says he was worried about "strong drugs" for him (09:04, March 13, 2006)
  • AU calls for enhanced humanitarian ceasefire in Darfur (09:03, March 13, 2006)
  • 4 killed, 3 injured in Afghan suicide attack (08:34, March 13, 2006)
  • Family divided on Milosevic's funeral: family members (08:33, March 13, 2006)
  • Fatah urges Hamas to accept interim peace deals with Israel (08:32, March 13, 2006)
  • Burundian rebel group still in for Tanzania-brokered peace (08:31, March 13, 2006)
  • Iran criticized for rejecting Moscow's compromise proposal (08:29, March 13, 2006)
  • Britain consulted over closing Guantanamo Bay: report (08:25, March 13, 2006)
  • Ugandan president slams officials for church collapse (09:45, March 13, 2006)
  • Bangladeshi opposition leaders injured in clash with police (09:44, March 13, 2006)
  • Afghanistan's enemies behind attempt on Mujadadi's life: Karzai (09:43, March 13, 2006)
  • Britain develops secret nuclear warhead: report (09:41, March 13, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Question to Premier Wen? Just put it online (17:27, March 13, 2006)
  • Why UN Human Rights Council fails to be born in time? (17:19, March 13, 2006)
  • The right to the creation of clone Dolly (17:07, March 13, 2006)
  • The double standards of economic patriotism (16:50, March 13, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Juventus held to goalless draw by AC Milan to maintain lead margin (16:15, March 13, 2006)
  • Top seeds through at Indian Wells golf tournament (16:14, March 13, 2006)
  • Barcelona defeated at Osasuna with two players being dismissed (16:08, March 13, 2006)
  • New scoring system: savior for badminton? (16:07, March 13, 2006)
  • Schalke and Hamburg to narrow gap with Bayern with wins (13:13, March 13, 2006)
  • Rooney scores twice to guide Man. United to victory (13:12, March 13, 2006)
  • Nadal, Henin and Hingis advance at Indian Wells tennis tournament (13:11, March 13, 2006)
  • Donald claims title at Honda Classic golf tournament (13:09, March 13, 2006)
  • Raul's Ronaldo aims to silence critics and takes Pele as opportunist (08:53, March 13, 2006)
  • Six Central American nations compete in Cuban junior fencing tourney (08:52, March 13, 2006)
  • Tampines Rovers beats Gombak United in S. League match (08:17, March 13, 2006)
  • Kenyan government committed to promoting sports: President (08:16, March 13, 2006)
  • Singapore hails its first champion of major golf tournament (08:15, March 13, 2006)
  • More goals needed, French league says (08:14, March 13, 2006)
  • Herbert supports Alonso to defend title (08:13, March 13, 2006)
  • Gallas takes sting out of Champions League exit (08:12, March 13, 2006)
  • Talks begin over England post (08:11, March 13, 2006)
  • First home defeats beckon China Super League soccer (08:09, March 13, 2006)
  • German Radochla wins Cape Town cycling race (08:08, March 13, 2006)
  • Alonso wins Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (08:06, March 13, 2006)
  • Mamat wins Singapore Masters golf title (08:05, March 13, 2006)
  • Bulgarian athlete wins silver at world indoor championships (08:03, March 13, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Computer data transmission raises speed (16:01, March 13, 2006)
  • Aspirin useful in reducing stroke risk of patients with established heart disease: study (15:12, March 13, 2006)
  • Russia to take Brazilian sciencific experiments to space (11:04, March 13, 2006)
  • Ethiopia to receive over 600 Nigerian teachers (08:34, March 13, 2006)
  • Ariane-5 rocket lifts two satellites into orbit (08:21, March 13, 2006)
  • "Spring Bud Program" grants education to impoverished girls in rural China (08:21, March 13, 2006)



  • Life

  • 3,000-year-old Yin Ruins expected to be listed as world heritage (16:41, March 13, 2006)
  • China has only 70,000 to 100,000 Tibetan antelopes: NPC deputy (11:11, March 13, 2006)
  • H5N1 bird flu detected in Myanmar (11:14, March 13, 2006)
  • Hollywood box office sales down 7.9% (09:11, March 13, 2006)
  • Forbes announces Chinese star rating (09:10, March 13, 2006)
  • Fly triggers high alert over Taiwan fruit (08:23, March 13, 2006)
  • Couple marries after 60-year hiatus (08:22, March 13, 2006)
  • Ethiopia to receive over 600 Nigerian teachers (08:23, March 13, 2006)
  • Zambian chiefs urged to ban traditional practices to check AIDS spread (08:20, March 13, 2006)
  • Hollywood movie stunt show makes Chinese debut in Shanghai (08:21, March 13, 2006)
  • Chinese government plans to "vaccinate" kids against corruption (08:24, March 13, 2006)
  • 17 statues of ancient war goddess unearthed in Egypt (08:19, March 13, 2006)
  • Venetian coins found in Cyprus (08:18, March 13, 2006)



  • Photo

    CPPCC session ends Monday

    Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meeting of the Fourth Session of the Tenth CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 13, 2006.

    No. 5 dock in Qinhuangdao port completed

    The initial joint project of stowing coals onto the exclusive coal-freight ship of Yonglongjiu is well underway, at the newly-built No. 5 dock in Qinhuangdao port, north China's Hebei Province, March 11, 2006.

    Young man boosts China's assault

    China's Chen Jin jubilates after defeating Denmark's Peter Gade during the final match of the men's singles event at the 2006 Aviva-Cofco China Badminton Masters held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, March 12, 2006. Chen won the match 2-0.

    Milosevic's death condoled in Belgrade

    A supporter of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic kisses a portrait of Milosevic at the Socialist Party headquarters in Belgrade, capital of Serbia-Montenegro, March 11, 2006. The International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirmed on Saturday that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic had been found dead in the UN detention center in the suburbs of The Hague. Milosevic, 64, has suffered from high blood pressure and heart problems. Serbia-Montenegro said on Saturday that the ICTY had allowed pathologists from the Balkan country to attend the autopsy of Milosevic.

    A hundred flowers contend in beauty

    Visitors walk in the field of cole at Yinzhai village in Guiding county, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on March 11, 2006. In the spring, yellow cole flowers and white plum flowers blossom all over the mountains at Yinzhai village. The Tourism and Culture Festival will be held at the village on March 18, 2006.

    France beat China 1-0 at Algarve Cup

    China's Zhang Na (L) fights for the ball with a player (NO.8) of France in the second group game of the Algarve women's football competition in Loule, Portugal, March 11, 2006. China lost 0-1.

    Hollywood stunt group gives performance in Shanghai

    Filmka stunt group from Hollywood gives its first performance in China, at the Shanghai International Circuit, in Shanghai, east China, on March 12, 2006.

    Chile's first female president sworn in

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (L) greets Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Valparaiso, Chile, March 11, 2006. Bachelet, the country's first-ever female president, took her oath before Senate President Eduardo Frei at the crowded Hall of Honor of Chile's Congress in Valparaiso on Saturday.

    Miss Tourism Model of the World

    Henri van Schalkwk from South Africa waves to audience after winning the 2006 pageant of the Miss Tourism Model of the World in Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, on March 11, 2006. A total of 77 contestants from 55 countries and regions took part in the event on Saturday.

    Heavy sand storm swept south Xinjiang

    Vehicles run with headlights on against a sand storm on a street in Artux, a city in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006. A heavy sand storm swept south Xinjiang on March 12, the first this spring.

    Kabul suicide car bomb killed 4

    Investigators inspect the site of a bomb explosion in Kabul March 12, 2006. A suicide car bomb attack targeting President of the Upper House of the Afghan parliament Sebghatullah Majaddadi happened in the Afghan capital March 12, leaving four people dead and two others injured. Majaddadi himself survived the attack.


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