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News Archive --- Date:20060318


China

  • China, Nepal to kick off border inspection mapping for third time (17:38, March 18, 2006)
  • Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan's Nepal visit successful: Nepali officials (17:38, March 18, 2006)
  • Chinese state councilor concludes visit in Nepal (15:33, March 18, 2006)
  • CPC delegation leaves for European tour (15:15, March 18, 2006)
  • Senior official stresses creativity for improving innovation capability (10:30, March 18, 2006)
  • HK Police arrest 553 people in anti-crime operation (10:31, March 18, 2006)
  • Copy of China's 11th five-year program issued (10:31, March 18, 2006)
  • Aso's behaviour does not match rank of Japanese FM (10:32, March 18, 2006)
  • China to intensify check on officials' illicit partnerships in coal mines (10:33, March 18, 2006)
  • China, ROK agree to enhance cooperation between law enforcement departments (10:34, March 18, 2006)
  • "Socialist concept of honor and disgrace" should enter classrooms: senior official (10:34, March 18, 2006)



  • Business

  • China's economic efficiency indicators: nonferrous metals mining and dressing (17:46, March 18, 2006)
  • China's economic efficiency indicators: ferrous metals mining and dressing (17:47, March 18, 2006)
  • China's economic efficiency indicators: metal products (17:47, March 18, 2006)
  • China's economic efficiency indicators: nonmetal mineral products (17:48, March 18, 2006)
  • Home of terra-cotta warriors, horses mulls subway project (17:48, March 18, 2006)
  • DaimlerChrysler MPVs made in China to hit market early next year (17:49, March 18, 2006)
  • Guangdong's foreign trade tops 63.6 bln USD during Jan.-Feb.period (17:49, March 18, 2006)
  • Britain to attract more investment from SW China (17:50, March 18, 2006)
  • Indonesia not to impose higher duties on Chinese textiles: Minister (15:21, March 18, 2006)
  • Chinese vice premier pledges telecom cooperation with U.S. firms (10:37, March 18, 2006)
  • Study: CSR boosts business (10:38, March 18, 2006)
  • Russia, Japan business week to be held at 17th China's Harbin Trade Fair (10:39, March 18, 2006)
  • Beijing to hold ninth China Grain Market Forum in April (10:39, March 18, 2006)
  • L'Oreal to take over Body Shop at 1.14 billion dollars (10:40, March 18, 2006)
  • China to launch first TV bank (10:40, March 18, 2006)
  • Siemens sets up joint venture in east China province (10:41, March 18, 2006)
  • Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine to sign new deal on nuclear fuel transportation (10:42, March 18, 2006)
  • EU imposes restrictions on Israeli poultry imports (10:42, March 18, 2006)
  • COMESA to establish common investment area (10:43, March 18, 2006)
  • Problematic food, mobile phones baffle Chinese consumers (10:44, March 18, 2006)
  • China make new oil discovery in Bohai Sea (10:44, March 18, 2006)
  • China stepping up building of system to monitor imports and exports (10:45, March 18, 2006)
  • Yuan rises to new 12-year high against U.S. dollar (10:46, March 18, 2006)
  • HK's new KCRC chief pledges to boost morale after managerial spat (10:46, March 18, 2006)
  • Chinese Vice Premier stresses food safety, IPR protection (10:47, March 18, 2006)
  • Canada welcomes NAFTA's decision in softwood dispute with U.S. (10:48, March 18, 2006)
  • Oil prices fall on lower demand forecast (10:48, March 18, 2006)
  • Bankers confident about future growth (10:49, March 18, 2006)
  • UN raises 2006 growth forecast for Latin America (10:49, March 18, 2006)
  • China's joint-stock Bohai Bank grants first large loan deal (10:50, March 18, 2006)
  • China gets about 17 bln dollars of loans for transport development (10:50, March 18, 2006)
  • EU chief calls for action on growth, jobs (10:51, March 18, 2006)



  • World

  • Iraqi civilian killed in roadside bomb attack (17:40, March 18, 2006)
  • Mine explosion leaves 9 Afghan policemen dead, 2 militants detained (17:40, March 18, 2006)
  • Cambodian King returns home from Laos, Vietnam visit (17:41, March 18, 2006)
  • Singapore president to visit Indonesia for talks on Aceh rehabilitation (17:41, March 18, 2006)
  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in northern Iraq (17:42, March 18, 2006)
  • Alleged Philippine coup general, officers to face martial court: Army (17:43, March 18, 2006)
  • Palestinian militants claim firing rockets, mortars on Israel (17:43, March 18, 2006)
  • Labor leader assaulted in Bangkok after joining anti-gov't rally (17:44, March 18, 2006)
  • Sinn Fein leader detained at US airport for security screening (17:44, March 18, 2006)
  • Annan appoints new top UN official for disarmament affairs (15:17, March 18, 2006)
  • UN to withdraw 10 percent troops from Liberia (15:17, March 18, 2006)
  • 8th Congress of People's Revolutionary Party opens in Laos (15:18, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S., Australia, Japan discuss Iran's nuclear program (15:18, March 18, 2006)
  • Darfur peace deal possible by end of next month: Sudanese FM (15:19, March 18, 2006)
  • Prince Charles wins Hong Kong journal suit (11:28, March 18, 2006)
  • Singapore President hosts state banquet for British Queen (11:53, March 18, 2006)
  • Abbas delays visit to Egypt: MENA (11:53, March 18, 2006)
  • Opponents reject Thai Rak Thai's negotiation terms (11:54, March 18, 2006)
  • Asylum seekers to industrialized countries decrease by half: report (11:54, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S.-India nuclear deal to affect stability in South Asia: Pakistan (11:55, March 18, 2006)
  • African ministers call for durable peace in Sudan, Somalia (11:56, March 18, 2006)
  • Over 50 foreign delegations to attend funeral for Milosevic (11:56, March 18, 2006)
  • White House downplays talks with Iran on Iraq (11:57, March 18, 2006)
  • Pakistan says gas line talks with Iran, India achieve progress (11:57, March 18, 2006)
  • UN to reconsider lifting arms ban on Somalia (11:58, March 18, 2006)
  • Nigerian gov't not to use force to rescue oil hostages (11:58, March 18, 2006)
  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 confirmed in Sweden (11:59, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S. commits crimes by massacring Iraqis daily, says Canadian senator (11:59, March 18, 2006)
  • Ethnic Albanian, Serbian officials start second round of talks over Kosovo (12:00, March 18, 2006)
  • Norway appoints new special envoy for Sri Lanka's peace process (12:00, March 18, 2006)
  • Nigeria confirms Liberia's request to extradite Taylor  (12:01, March 18, 2006)
  • Ceiling collapse in Russia, killing one (12:01, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S. Congressmen want to rewrite nuclear deal with India: report (12:02, March 18, 2006)
  • Chirac calls for dialogue amid students violence (12:03, March 18, 2006)
  • Danish Islamite to refer cartoon case to UN (12:03, March 18, 2006)
  • Iran vows not to give in under western pressure (12:04, March 18, 2006)
  • Bandits kill 21 in attack on motorcade in Iran (12:05, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S. commander says Iraqi forces to control more territory by summer (12:05, March 18, 2006)
  • PFLP decides to join Hamas-led cabinet (12:06, March 18, 2006)
  • UN council struggles to bridge differences on Iran nuclear crisis (12:07, March 18, 2006)
  • Netherlands annoyed by Italian minister's "Nazi" remarks (12:07, March 18, 2006)
  • U.S. threatens to ban Venezuelan oil: Venezuela's vice president (12:08, March 18, 2006)
  • Belarussian president says ensuring stability main challenge during election (12:08, March 18, 2006)



  • Opinion




    Sports

  • Ethiopia could implement numerous projects with FIFA fund: official (17:51, March 18, 2006)
  • Ferrari ready for Malaysian Grand Prix, Schumacher says (17:52, March 18, 2006)
  • Legislation to ensure safer Olympics (15:23, March 18, 2006)
  • England pair make Friday's second one-two in Commonwealth swimming (15:24, March 18, 2006)
  • Norway narrowly beats Russia to claim relay title at Paralympics (15:25, March 18, 2006)
  • Four top Belgian cyclists ordered to stand trial for doping (15:26, March 18, 2006)
  • Spain approves two laws to tackle doping, racism in sports (15:26, March 18, 2006)
  • Foreign students beaten by Zenit fans (15:27, March 18, 2006)
  • Sharapova kicks off Hingis to reach final in Indian Wells Masters (15:28, March 18, 2006)
  • Romario backs up Ronaldo against critics (15:28, March 18, 2006)
  • G14 clubs bid to cancel Champions League (15:29, March 18, 2006)
  • Dementieva beats Henin to set up final match versus Sharapova in Indian Wells (15:30, March 18, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Evidence of human activity from 10,000 years ago discovered in NW China (17:53, March 18, 2006)
  • NASA: Mars rover Spirit in trouble, wheel malfunctions (17:54, March 18, 2006)
  • Ireland donates money to Beijing vocational school for migrant children (15:31, March 18, 2006)
  • EU acts to combat antibiotic resistance (10:52, March 18, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe develops farming software (10:53, March 18, 2006)
  • UNEP head awarded honorary professorship by China  (10:54, March 18, 2006)



  • Life

  • Water transport safety needs improvement (10:57, March 18, 2006)
  • Taiwanese show increasing interest in Three Gorges travel (10:58, March 18, 2006)
  • China launches campaign to promote pre-marital physical check-ups (10:59, March 18, 2006)
  • UNICEF warns of severe funding shortages for Darfur (11:00, March 18, 2006)
  • Poland confirms two new cases of H5N1 bird flu (11:01, March 18, 2006)
  • Gastroenteritis outbreak haunts HK hospital (11:02, March 18, 2006)
  • Hong Kong strives for smoke-free eating environment (11:03, March 18, 2006)
  • Indonesian woman with fever, pneumonia tests negative for bird flu in S'pore (11:03, March 18, 2006)
  • Chile takes measures to prevent bird flu (11:04, March 18, 2006)
  • Newcastle disease kills 350 chickens in Zambia (11:05, March 18, 2006)
  • Ghana health minister assures safety of local chickens (11:05, March 18, 2006)
  • Over 100,000 join St. Patrick's Day parade in New York (11:06, March 18, 2006)
  • Ruins of over 4,500-year-old cities discovered in NW China (11:06, March 18, 2006)



  • Photo

    French students protest against youth labor bill

    French students take part in a nationwide protest against a youth job plan in Paris March 16, 2006. At least 250,000 people marched Thursday across France, staged up the protest against the First Employment Contract (CPE), an open-ended contract for under 26-year-old that can be terminated within the first two years without explanation.

    Russian Knights make aerobatic show in China

    Five SU-27 fighter jets fly over Hehua Airport in Zhangjiajie of central China's Hunan Province on March 17, 2006. The Russian aerobatic team "Russian Knights" launched its first aerobatic show at Zhangjia National Forest Park on Friday.

    Ankara fashion show

    A Turkish model displays a creation during a fashion show featured in Islamic-style works in Ankara March 16, 2006.

    Supporters pay respects to late Yugoslav President Milosevic

    A supporter of late Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic holding the picture of Milosevic waits outside Revolution Museum in Belgrade, captial of Serbia and Montenegro, March 16, 2006. Thousands of Serbian people came to Revolution Museum to pay their respects to Milosevic, who is to be buried in his hometown Pozarevac on March 18.

    Restoration project of the Great Sphinx

    A tourist sits beside the Great Sphinx of Giza in Cairo, Egypt March 17, 2006. The half-man half-lion statue is to get a facelift, according to the Egyptian ministry of culture. Restoration work carried by the High Council for Antiquities is to focus on the beast's neck and chest, eroded by desert winds. The last restoration work was undertaken out in 1996.

    China-Russia University Students' Art Festival

    Russian students perform folk dances in Beijing University during the China-Russia University Students' Art Festival in Beijing March 17, 2006. The festival, part of the series of activities celebrating the Year of Russia in China, kicked off in Beijing University Friday. More than 50 Russian students and many university students of Beijing gave performances during the opening ceremony. The Year of China in Russia will be held in 2007.


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