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News Archive --- Date:20060320


China

  • Nepal, China to conduct third border inspection mapping (17:26, March 20, 2006)
  • Chinese youth yearn to learn more about Russian contemporary culture (17:26, March 20, 2006)
  • China stamps out all bird flu outbreaks (17:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Chinese leader Jia Qinglin arrives in Hanoi for official goodwill visit (16:20, March 20, 2006)
  • Spanish FM kicks off China tour (16:14, March 20, 2006)
  • Chinese journalists to visit Nepal (13:47, March 20, 2006)
  • China, Vietnam to build bridge over Red River (16:12, March 20, 2006)
  • China, Russia more than just good neighbors: newspaper (16:12, March 20, 2006)
  • Senior Chinese leader leaves on visits to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia (13:41, March 20, 2006)
  • Tariff free treatment to promote China-Nepal trade (13:40, March 20, 2006)
  • Anti-crime swoop launched in Macao (13:38, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S.-based Jewish organization visits Jewish traces in NE China (08:37, March 20, 2006)
  • Ministry looks to prevent soil degradation (08:22, March 20, 2006)
  • Legislation will ensure a safer Olympics (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Disease-free chickens hit the market (08:21, March 20, 2006)
  • Curtain to be raised on Year of Russia (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Top legislator urges local gov'ts to make good start of new five-year plan (08:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Premier Wen meets farmers to hear concerns on 11th Five-Year Plan (08:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Wu Jianmin: "Harmonious World" helps rebut "China Threat" (08:15, March 20, 2006)
  • S. Africa appoints ambassadors to China, EU (08:16, March 20, 2006)
  • China-Russia strategic partnership positive element in world order: Putin (08:16, March 20, 2006)
  • Russians more interested in Chinese cultures: Putin (08:14, March 20, 2006)
  • Putin says SCO seeks new forms of cooperation (08:12, March 20, 2006)
  • Putin lauds rapid growth of Russia-China trade, urges structural reform (08:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Chinese president issues order on military commands (09:35, March 20, 2006)
  • Putin says Sino-Russian ties at unprecedented level of development (08:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Putin: Russian Year in China will help strengthen strategic partnership (08:06, March 20, 2006)
  • Over 40 Chinese companies attend Egypt's large trade fair (08:03, March 20, 2006)
  • President of Dominica arrives in China (08:02, March 20, 2006)
  • China vows to boost, further open service sector in next 5 years (08:00, March 20, 2006)



  • Business

  • HK to resume poultry import from Guangdong (17:09, March 20, 2006)
  • N.China port is China's leader in automobile imports (16:52, March 20, 2006)
  • Dragonair's passenger volume up 4.7 pct in February (16:51, March 20, 2006)
  • Kazakhstan plans to set up "economic bridge" linking Europe, Asia (16:50, March 20, 2006)
  • Vietnam to heavily invest in tourism infrastructure by 2010 (15:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Category five cyclone devastates Australia's banana industry (15:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Access to energy critical to development: EAC (15:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Shortage of feed affects pork products in Zimbabwe (15:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Vietnamese gov't urges poultry import control (13:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Philippine president inspects smuggled goods seized from Manila mall (13:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Myanmar to change 6,000 more motor vehicles into CNG-operated ones (13:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka poised to maintain 6 percent growth rate in 2006 (13:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Macao's bus franchise company sees net loss in 2005 (10:38, March 20, 2006)
  • Vietnam's car market: a great open potential (10:37, March 20, 2006)
  • Scepticism about insurance rejected (08:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Plans to increase trade with Russia (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Net service provider meets growth targets (08:19, March 20, 2006)
  • EU likely to impose tax on imports of Chinese shoes (08:20, March 20, 2006)
  • Computer giant sheds 1,000 jobs (08:19, March 20, 2006)
  • Coal output set to reach record high of 2.5b tons (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Bankers confident about future growth (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Nobel Prize laureate on China's 11th five-year plan (08:07, March 20, 2006)
  • HK launches family program to promote tourism (08:08, March 20, 2006)
  • China adheres to reform and development, vice premier (08:09, March 20, 2006)
  • China to improve regulation of grain market: vice-premier (08:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Zambia bans importation of live birds (08:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Bangladesh to remove communication towers 8 km inside border (08:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Nigeria suspends 2 airlines' operating certificates (08:07, March 20, 2006)
  • ADB to offer more support to China's rural development: ADB president (09:25, March 20, 2006)
  • China to pursue new growth model in years ahead: official (08:06, March 20, 2006)
  • ADB president says tough challenges lie ahead of China (09:25, March 20, 2006)
  • Emirates gears up for launch of flights to Addis Ababa (08:05, March 20, 2006)
  • Ethiopia earns over 23 million dollars from export of gold (08:02, March 20, 2006)
  • Subsidies offered to enhance work safety in HK (08:03, March 20, 2006)
  • Shanghai reports negative permanent residents growth for 13 consecutive years (08:04, March 20, 2006)



  • World

  • NZ Attorney-General resigns (17:34, March 20, 2006)
  • Four policemen killed in bomb attack in Baghdad (17:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Iraqi police find nine executed bodies in Baghdad (17:27, March 20, 2006)
  • Bangladeshi PM leaves for New Delhi on 3-day visit (17:27, March 20, 2006)
  • Final report on former Sudanese vice president crash to be uncovered  (17:27, March 20, 2006)
  • DPRK denounces Bush's repeated discription of "Axis of Evil" (17:27, March 20, 2006)
  • Philippine defense secretary urges firm, fair dealing with coup plotters (16:24, March 20, 2006)
  • Sri Lankan airforce officer dies in training mishap (16:23, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S. military releases 350 detainees in Iraq (16:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Tsvangirai reelected as opposition MDC president in Zimbabwe (16:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Thai Rak Thai agrees to talk with opposition (16:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Indonesia, Singapore hope ASEAN to play effective role in Asia (16:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Susilo meets Singapore president (16:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Indonesia plans to open mission in Palestine (16:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Chea Sim reelected Cambodian Senate president  (16:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Greece, Russia agree to speed up work on pipeline project (16:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Bangkok voters divide on whether to postpone election (16:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Singapore stresses gov't supervision and self- regulation on charities (16:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Cambodian PM starts South Korean visit (16:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Profile: Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus' re-elected president (16:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Yemeni PM calls on Palestinian factions to reinforce solidarity (16:06, March 20, 2006)
  • 4,000 Madrid protesters call for end to Iraq war (16:06, March 20, 2006)
  • Powerful tropical storm lashes northeastern Australia (11:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Japan unlikely to submit new Security Council reform plan by Sept.  (11:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Venezuelan president attacks U.S. on Iraq war (10:44, March 20, 2006)
  • New Yorkers mark third anniversary of Iraq war with continued protest (10:41, March 20, 2006)
  • Belarus incumbent president wins re-election: election commission (09:25, March 20, 2006)
  • Canada's Liberal Party settles date for choosing new leader (10:47, March 20, 2006)
  • Canada's Liberal Party backs away from senator's criticism of U.S. (10:49, March 20, 2006)
  • Haneya presents Hamas-led cabinet to Abbas (10:46, March 20, 2006)
  • Bush insists Iraq making progress on third Iraq war anniversary (10:44, March 20, 2006)
  • Afghanistan not "Canada's Iraq", says defense minister (10:40, March 20, 2006)
  • Exit polls give incumbent clear lead as Belarus polls close (09:27, March 20, 2006)
  • Israel, Palestinians agree humanitarian aid to reach Gaza via Kerem Shalom Crossing (10:38, March 20, 2006)
  • US-led forces press on with Iraq assaults (09:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Chirac seeks to calm students' anger (09:10, March 20, 2006)
  • African leaders due to meet in Kenya to review peace progress (09:09, March 20, 2006)
  • Hamas premier-designate presents new cabinet list to Abbas (09:04, March 20, 2006)
  • Hamas-led cabinet to be presented to Abbas (09:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Egypt officially nominates Moussa for another term as AL chief (09:22, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for a few more years: commander (09:22, March 20, 2006)
  • Bangladesh to discuss bilateral ties with India during Khaleda-Manmohan meeting (09:20, March 20, 2006)
  • Ugandan army will not re-enter Congo: spokesman (09:13, March 20, 2006)
  • Ugandan displaced persons to return home: president (09:18, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S. defense chief defends war policy despite worldwide protests (09:23, March 20, 2006)
  • Singapore to help Russia develop special economic zones (09:18, March 20, 2006)
  • No human case of bird flu found in Israel: Ministry (09:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Belarussians vote to elect president (09:03, March 20, 2006)
  • PFLP decides not to join Hamas-led gov't (09:01, March 20, 2006)
  • Thaksin warns political stalemate could drag Thailand into economic crisis  (09:00, March 20, 2006)
  • Saudi, Japanese companies launch large joint oil project (08:59, March 20, 2006)
  • Egypt reports second suspected human case of bird flu (08:56, March 20, 2006)
  • Palestinian official urges Hamas to change gov't platform to avoid isolation (08:55, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S.-Iraqi forces continue offensive against insurgents near Samarra (08:54, March 20, 2006)
  • Nepali guerrillas call off blockade (08:53, March 20, 2006)
  • Minister blames bomb blast in Pakistan as terrorist act (08:52, March 20, 2006)
  • Roundup: Abbas, Haneya set to meet late Sunday on cabinet line-up (08:50, March 20, 2006)
  • Taliban ambush kills 3 policemen in S. Afghanistan (08:49, March 20, 2006)
  • S.Korean protesters hold antiwar rally (08:49, March 20, 2006)
  • Abbas confirms to meet Hamas PM-designate on cabinet line-up (08:46, March 20, 2006)
  • British guns in al-Qaeda hands, report (08:45, March 20, 2006)
  • Ugandan president warns neighboring Congo over rebels (08:44, March 20, 2006)
  • Abbas says to hold meeting with Israel to resolve food crisis in Gaza (08:35, March 20, 2006)
  • Polls open in Belarus presidential election (08:30, March 20, 2006)
  • Israel to compensate poultry farmers for bird flu losses: acting PM (08:34, March 20, 2006)
  • Gaza suffering serious shortage in basic food items: sources (08:31, March 20, 2006)
  • Political woes to affect Bangkok International Motor Show: organizers (08:32, March 20, 2006)
  • U.S.-Iraqi forces kill seven north of Baghdad (08:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Mortar round hits Iraq's holy Shiite city of Karbala (08:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Pro-Thaksin group opens "Village of the Poor" at protest site (08:26, March 20, 2006)
  • Democrat Party to attend talks to resolve Thailand's political crisis (08:25, March 20, 2006)
  • Seven Colombian drug traffickers delivered to US (08:24, March 20, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • New implications of the US national security strategy report (16:48, March 20, 2006)
  • "Agenda for constructive American-Chinese dialogue huge": Brzezinski  (09:31, March 20, 2006)
  • Commentary calls on nation to turn blueprint into reality (13:22, March 20, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Women's 100m breaststroke medalists at Commonwealth Games (17:33, March 20, 2006)
  • Jones beats women's breaststroke world record (17:33, March 20, 2006)
  • Philippines to host international women's billard championship (16:41, March 20, 2006)
  • CAF to rule on cancelled match of Confederation Cup (16:41, March 20, 2006)
  • Argentina to play Germany in women's field hockey final (13:14, March 20, 2006)
  • Russia top final medals table as Turin Paralympics ends (13:14, March 20, 2006)
  • Klassen wins world all-round speedskating championship (13:13, March 20, 2006)
  • Defending Champions North Carolina eliminated in NCAA (13:12, March 20, 2006)
  • Pampling wins Bay Hill Invitational (13:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Barcelona extends lead at Spanish league (13:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Federer takes Indian Wells title (09:02, March 20, 2006)
  • Canadian skier captures 4 medals at Paralympics (09:01, March 20, 2006)
  • Argentine wins Venezuela tennis event (09:00, March 20, 2006)
  • Brazil wins gold at international judo tournament (08:59, March 20, 2006)
  • Petro de Luanda beat Astres of Cameroon in CAF qualifier (08:22, March 20, 2006)
  • Newcastle lost to Liverpool 3-1 (08:21, March 20, 2006)
  • Fulham upset Chelsea 1-0 (08:19, March 20, 2006)
  • Fisichella delights in Renault's perfect race (08:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Getting back to basics, buoys Thai tennis star (08:17, March 20, 2006)
  • Ding comes back to defend title (08:16, March 20, 2006)
  • Medal standings in Turin Paralympic on March 19 (08:16, March 20, 2006)
  • Young Lions beat Balestier Khalsa 2-0 in Singapore League (08:14, March 20, 2006)
  • Swede Edfors wins European PGA Tour TCL classic by one stroke ahead (08:13, March 20, 2006)
  • Roundup: Nyonyi, McCann highlight in Super Sunday marathon (08:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Schipper beats Lenton to win women's 100m butterfly final (08:10, March 20, 2006)
  • South Africa Viljoes wins women's javelin title in Commonwealth Games (08:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie to bypass record bid in London marathon (09:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Ethiopia's Kenenisa and Tirunesh to defend World Cross Country titles (09:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Ethiopia to host regional football match in December (09:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Klassen breaks world record (07:58, March 20, 2006)
  • Ethiopia eyes to host 2008 African Athletics Championships (09:28, March 20, 2006)
  • Russian woman runner wins L.A. Marathon (08:18, March 20, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • S.Korean university dismisses professorship of discredit stem cell researcher (17:31, March 20, 2006)
  • Taiwanese researchers work to develop anti-fear drug (16:54, March 20, 2006)
  • China unveils land observation satellite launch plan  (16:56, March 20, 2006)
  • Soyuz spacecraft docked to ISS (17:32, March 20, 2006)
  • ISS crew make space for new spaceship's arrival (16:23, March 20, 2006)
  • China's scientist works on technique of gender selection (10:38, March 20, 2006)
  • Sex education in schools lags behind puberty (08:16, March 20, 2006)
  • China's top research body aims at world-leading academy (08:12, March 20, 2006)



  • Life

  • Large fossilized dinosaur found in central China (16:57, March 20, 2006)
  • South China college opens school to attract South Asian students (16:58, March 20, 2006)
  • Taiwanese researchers work to develop anti-fear drug (16:58, March 20, 2006)
  • Roundup: Uganda intensifies fight against bird flu (16:18, March 20, 2006)
  • Bird flu suspected to have spread to communities in southern Israel (16:18, March 20, 2006)
  • New York transport union leader pushes for contract revote (15:49, March 20, 2006)
  • 5 more district HQs to be linked by road network in Nepal (13:55, March 20, 2006)
  • Costa Rica simplifies entry procedures for investment immigrants (13:54, March 20, 2006)
  • Eastern Malaysia to check primary school pupils for HFMD (13:21, March 20, 2006)
  • Child dies of malnutrition in 10 Minutes in Nepal: Official (13:23, March 20, 2006)
  • Myanmar, China cooperate in shooting documentary series (13:22, March 20, 2006)
  • British Museum plans more exhibitions in China (13:24, March 20, 2006)
  • Over 38 percent of Chinese adults suffer from insomnia: survey (13:22, March 20, 2006)
  • Water forum opens with warning over shortages (08:20, March 20, 2006)
  • Undiscovered Puglia offers authentic Italian food, life (08:29, March 20, 2006)
  • UK universities seek quantity, quality (08:22, March 20, 2006)
  • Tibetan women shield heart of Yunnan (08:23, March 20, 2006)
  • Newsman Mike Wallace to retire at 87 (08:28, March 20, 2006)
  • 'New water ethic' urged as rivers dry up all over the world (08:29, March 20, 2006)
  • Chilling out in China's chilli capital (08:29, March 20, 2006)
  • Baby boomers click onto online dating (08:32, March 20, 2006)
  • Guidance needed to prevent teen pregnancies (08:32, March 20, 2006)
  • Archaeologist calls for protection for Ethiopian historical sites (09:18, March 20, 2006)
  • China Focus: Treasures from British Museum bring enjoyment, pain to Chinese audiences (08:06, March 20, 2006)
  • Malaysia culls all poultry in bird flu-hit areas (08:07, March 20, 2006)
  • Indonesian state radio to broadcast news in 13 languages (08:08, March 20, 2006)
  • Vaccine rushed to botulism patients in Northern Thailand (08:10, March 20, 2006)
  • Uganda makes success in adherence to drugs among AIDS patients (08:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Tsotsi's star to play Mandela's daughter in new film: report (08:11, March 20, 2006)
  • Uganda equipped with bird flu testing machine (08:12, March 20, 2006)



  • Photo

    Three confirmed dead in colliery flooding in N. China

    Rescuers lay drainpipes near the Fanjiashan Colliery at Linxian County in Luliang City of north China's Shanxi Province, March 19, 2006. Altogether 58 miners were working in the pit when the colliery was flooded at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, while 30 of them managed to escape and 28 were trapped. Three miners were confirmed dead and 25 others remained missing.

    Logo of FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 unveiled

    The picture dated March 19, 2006 shows the logo of FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 unveiled in Shanghai Sunday. The 5th FIFA Women's World Cup will be held in China in September 2007.

    Presidential election poll opens in Belarus

    A voter casts her ballot in a polling station in Minsk, capital of Belarus, March 19, 2006. Polls opened on Sunday in Belarus' presidential election, which sees incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko vying with three other candidates for the country's top job.

    Statue of noted Mongol vocalist erected in Hohhot

    Dedema (L), the well-known Mongolian singer, unveils the statue of her teacher Hajab, a then famous Mongol vocalist, together with Hajab's half daughter Wuyungerile in Gulinyuan, suburb of Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 19, 2006.

    Spring scenery in China

    Willow sprouts at the Nanhu Park in Chuzhou, east China's Anhui Province on March 19, 2006. Plants vied in sprouting as spring fell and many people step outdoors to enjoy the beautiful scenery in China.

    Chinese Premier inspects in Shanxi

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd R) talks with villagers in Nanshi village, Xia county of north China's Shanxi Province March 17, 2006. Wen made an inspection tour in rural areas in Shanxi Province on March 17-18.

    Building collapse happened in Tanzania

    A digging machine clears the rubbles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 18, 2006. A four-storey building under construction collapsed late on Friday, killing at least one builder and trapping others.

    Five killed in hotel fire in NE China

    Firemen try to extinguish a fire in Yanji, a city in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian, northeast China's Jilin Province March 18, 2006. Five people were confirmed dead and two others injured in a hotel fire that broke out at around 7:40 p.m. Saturday in Yanji. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week

    Models present creations of Theory from New York in Tokyo of Japan, March 19, 2006. Tokyo Fashion Week for the fall and winter of 2006 kicked off on Friday.

    Global protests held on anniversary of Iraq war

    Protesters gather outside the residence of US vice president Richard Cheney during an anti-war demonstration in Washington, the United States, March 18, 2006. Huge demonstrations were held in major cities of the United States Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which broke out on March 20, 2003.


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