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News Archive --- Date:20060327


China

  • Trade unions urged to protect rights of migrant workers (20:50, March 27, 2006)
  • Government vows to safeguard migrant workers' rights (20:51, March 27, 2006)
  • China reiterates ban on child labor, protection of women workers' rights (20:50, March 27, 2006)
  • China to boost development of central region (20:50, March 27, 2006)
  • People's Daily to echo government call to protect migrant workers' rights (20:51, March 27, 2006)
  • Roundup: China hunting runaway corrupt officials (20:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Chinese NPC vice chairwoman meets Liberian guests (20:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Romanian president starts China tour (12:06, March 27, 2006)
  • China tightens fight against counterfeit exports, rampant piracy (12:05, March 27, 2006)
  • Scientists, entrepreneurs "both important to China" (08:28, March 27, 2006)
  • City outlines 'metropolis rim' vision in 5-year plan (08:23, March 27, 2006)
  • Journalist number doubles in 20 years (08:20, March 27, 2006)
  • Surges in processed oil prices continue (08:19, March 27, 2006)
  • Gas leak forces 5,000 to evacuate  (08:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Labour contract law draft safeguards workers' rights (08:12, March 27, 2006)
  • China sticks to policy of peaceful development: Chinese leader (08:02, March 27, 2006)
  • China to advance relations with ASEAN: CPPCC chairman (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Looking into eyes -- China to catch drug takers with new test (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Chinese leader foresees better future of China-Indonesia relations (08:05, March 27, 2006)
  • China pursues peaceful development: Chinese leader (08:05, March 27, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman calls for joint fight against "Taiwan independence" (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • US commerce secretary Gutierrez begins China trip for trade talks (09:37, March 27, 2006)
  • Senior Chinese leader stresses law-enforcement to ensure pubic security (07:59, March 27, 2006)
  • China punishes 14 companies for illegal disc copying (07:57, March 27, 2006)



  • Business

  • Largest gold mine in China discovered (17:22, March 27, 2006)
  • Japanese parliament approves 2006 budget (17:14, March 27, 2006)
  • SW China province to invest huge sum in airport construction (17:10, March 27, 2006)
  • Air Macao to open route to Hangzhou (17:10, March 27, 2006)
  • China exports D/A CRT TVs to US  (16:42, March 27, 2006)
  • IBM settles new services delivery center in Shanghai (16:46, March 27, 2006)
  • Chinese government explores ways to seek funds for rural development (16:45, March 27, 2006)
  • Ministry of Commerce takes measures to stem bird flu from spreading through market (16:45, March 27, 2006)
  • China's tax burden lower than world average: official report (16:45, March 27, 2006)
  • China Post, French CNP launch joint-venture insurance business (16:44, March 27, 2006)
  • Three Western oil workers released in Nigeria (15:06, March 27, 2006)
  • Tunisia tops North Africa on mobile phone users (15:07, March 27, 2006)
  • Myanmar's private airlines join in flying new capital (12:56, March 27, 2006)
  • Vietnam receives more foreign visitors in Q1 (12:56, March 27, 2006)
  • Vietnam to reap bigger export turnovers in Q1 (11:36, March 27, 2006)
  • Chavez pledges to build 150,000 homes in 2006 for poor Venezuelans (11:59, March 27, 2006)
  • Southern boom city outlines 'metropolis rim' vision in 5-year plan (10:31, March 27, 2006)
  • World famous plane chair company to produce in China (08:10, March 27, 2006)
  • China and Europe combine to educate aviation safety personnel (08:09, March 27, 2006)
  • Turkmenistan says Ukraine to pay off 169.6-million-dollar debt for gas supplies (08:09, March 27, 2006)
  • Most netizens positive about China's new tax on disposable wooden chopsticks (08:08, March 27, 2006)
  • Philippine govt expects foreign debt to lower this year (08:08, March 27, 2006)
  • Southern China Airlines adds new air route to Japan's Kitakyushu (08:07, March 27, 2006)
  • UNIDO inaugurates major solar energy project in Northwest China (08:07, March 27, 2006)
  • Market demand stimulates operation of late-night flights in China (08:06, March 27, 2006)
  • Private phones in Dhaka region soon (08:06, March 27, 2006)



  • World

  • Incoming Palestinian Hamas-led cabinet promises to meet with Quartet on Mideast peace (20:55, March 27, 2006)
  • DPRK urges Japan to extradite abductors of DPRK citizens (20:55, March 27, 2006)
  • Pakistan, India open three-day trade talks (20:55, March 27, 2006)
  • Pakistan army blames miscreants for school van blast (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Egypt's Mubarak not to attend Arab summit in Sudan (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Rwandan government to compensate genocide survivors (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • List of Hamas-led new Palestinian cabinet (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Iranian president vows not to back down on nuclear rights (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Iran eyes talks with U.S. on Iraq for withdrawal of occupation forces (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Indonesia-Australia row on visa won't break ties: officials (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Saddam's ex-deputy urges Arab world to boycott current Iraqi government: al-Jazeera (20:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Indonesia says 3 Papuan students possibly flee for PNG (20:53, March 27, 2006)
  • Japanese PM defends his war shrine visits (20:53, March 27, 2006)
  • 15 Iraqis killed in suicide attack at U.S.-Iraqi military base (20:53, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S. official says cancellation of Zambia's debt to help reduce poverty (20:53, March 27, 2006)
  • News Analysis: Israelis to head to polls on new political landscape (20:53, March 27, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka's war, tsunami displaced denied right to vote (20:52, March 27, 2006)
  • 6 killed, dozens wounded in clashes in Philippines (17:33, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S. denies involvement in deadly nighttime raid (17:32, March 27, 2006)
  • Thaksin to form National Govt: official (17:32, March 27, 2006)
  • Indonesia not to break off ties with Australia: Spokesman (17:31, March 27, 2006)
  • Indonesia postpones signing of Australia's bird flu aid over visa row (17:32, March 27, 2006)
  • Polls may not fill new parliament: Thai election chief (17:31, March 27, 2006)
  • Nine killed in South Philippine blast: police (16:38, March 27, 2006)
  • Microsoft appeals S. Koran antitrust body's rule (16:17, March 27, 2006)
  • Palestinian militant killed by Israeli army in Gaza Strip (17:33, March 27, 2006)
  • Grenade explosion rocks southern Philippine grocery, at least two killed (15:55, March 27, 2006)
  • Japan integrates command of ground, air, maritime forces (15:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Iraqi police find nine bodies in southern Baghdad (15:54, March 27, 2006)
  • Landmine blast hits school van, injuring 6 students (15:53, March 27, 2006)
  • Thaksin's "national gov't" likely brings about solution for political crisis (15:53, March 27, 2006)
  • British PM defends Iraq war (15:52, March 27, 2006)
  • Writethru: Three Western oil workers released in Nigeria (15:52, March 27, 2006)
  • Indonesia dismisses PNG asylum report (15:51, March 27, 2006)
  • Exit polls show Yanukovych's party leading parliamentary election (15:50, March 27, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: Israel's election process (15:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Thai PM vows to form coalition government after election (15:49, March 27, 2006)
  • 70 percent Chileans oppose ceding sea exit to Bolivia: survey (12:02, March 27, 2006)
  • Mexican police find six men shot dead close to U.S. border (12:01, March 27, 2006)
  • Chavez welcomes ETA's ceasefire declaration (10:53, March 27, 2006)
  • Venezuelan president reaffirms fight against corruption (12:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Amusement park stampede injures 35 in Seoul  (12:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Cambodian King starts visit to Malaysia, Singapore (12:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Japan, U.S. to put off agreement on realignment plan (10:23, March 27, 2006)
  • Three Palestinians wounded in Israeli airstrike in Gaza (09:46, March 27, 2006)
  • Roundup: Hamas urged to recognize Israel within 6 to 12 months (09:44, March 27, 2006)
  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko says liberal coalition almost ready (08:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Sudan's president denies boycott of summit by some Arab leaders (08:48, March 27, 2006)
  • Ukraine's opposition leader declares victory in parliamentary election (08:46, March 27, 2006)
  • Merkel's coalition parties win German state elections (08:44, March 27, 2006)
  • 25 bodies found after Shiite militants clash with U.S. troops (08:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Profile: Charles Taylor: wanted ex-president of Liberia  (08:41, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S. troops discover 17 foreign detainees in secret bunker (08:40, March 27, 2006)
  • 20 bodies found after Shiite militants clash with U.S. troops in Baghdad (08:49, March 27, 2006)
  • Arab countries to continuously support Palestinian Authority (08:36, March 27, 2006)
  • Rice says U.S. to raise alleged intelligence issue with Russia (08:35, March 27, 2006)
  • UN-backed court asks Nigeria to arrest Liberia's Taylor (08:32, March 27, 2006)
  • Arab FMs wrap up meeting with draft resolutions (08:33, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S., Russia divided on wording of UN statement on Iran: report (08:30, March 27, 2006)
  • Most Spaniards want government's talks with ETA after ceasefire (08:28, March 27, 2006)
  • Belarussian interior ministry confirms detention of ex-presidential candidate (08:26, March 27, 2006)
  • AL chief calls for calm study of recent UN resolution on Sudan (08:25, March 27, 2006)
  • UN calls for government of capability in Iraq (08:24, March 27, 2006)
  • Thai PM promises "national government" after election (08:23, March 27, 2006)
  • Haneya expects cabinet to get PLC confidence (08:22, March 27, 2006)
  • Hamas cabinet ready for vote of confidence (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Myanmar, Egypt to enhance bilateral cooperation (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Egypt's Mubarak discusses regional issues with Abbas (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Roundup: Ugandan ministers under fire in global fund scandal (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Estonia holds state funeral for former president Meri (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Cambodian king to visit Malaysia (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Jihad warns against Israeli military operations in Gaza, W.Bank (08:02, March 27, 2006)
  • Forced poppy eradication to disintegrate Afghan government's control (08:02, March 27, 2006)
  • Gunmen kill three people in western Iraq (08:02, March 27, 2006)
  • Israel's Olmert says to hold talks with U.S. before more pullouts (08:01, March 27, 2006)
  • Cambodia finds three more bird flu suspected cases (08:01, March 27, 2006)
  • Truce helps develop Sri Lanka's rural areas: opposition leader (08:01, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S. destroyer, merchant ship collide off Iraq coast (08:01, March 27, 2006)
  • One killed, 15 injured in bomb blast in southern Iraq (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Strong earthquake jolts southern Iran, one killed (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Army trooper, militant die in India-controlled Kashmir (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Election Commission to mull over poll delay in Thailand (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Backgrounder: Major parties to compete in Israel's general elections (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Two Iraqis killed in shooting attack northeast of Baghdad (07:59, March 27, 2006)
  • Thai PM says he will respect people's voice (07:59, March 27, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Why does world oil price soar up? (17:14, March 27, 2006)
  • European trade protectionism revives (16:57, March 27, 2006)
  • Exploiting new fields for China-Russian trade  (16:56, March 27, 2006)
  • "Why not first pick up nickels and dimes on the ground?": Interview with Rick Larsen and Mark Kirk (2)  (10:09, March 27, 2006)
  • "Why not first pick up nickels and dimes on the ground?": Interview with Rick Larsen and Mark Kirk (1)  (10:14, March 27, 2006)
  • Blackmail won't help Japan's UN ambitions (09:07, March 27, 2006)
  • Iran nuclear situation needs patience from all (09:06, March 27, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Hewitt to play Australia's Davis Cup tie against Belarus (15:57, March 27, 2006)
  • Juventus striker Del Piero out of Arsenal clash (15:52, March 27, 2006)
  • George Mason, Florida advance into Final Four (15:51, March 27, 2006)
  • Ames wins second PGA Tour title at Players Championship (15:50, March 27, 2006)
  • Mauresmo, Sharapova move into fourth round at Miami (15:45, March 27, 2006)
  • Nine nations to compete at Bolivia walking race (15:44, March 27, 2006)
  • Denilson goal keeps Bordeaux in Champions League race (13:18, March 27, 2006)
  • Real Madrid thrashes Deportivo 4-0 (13:11, March 27, 2006)
  • Oddo double strike hands Lazio win over Sampdoria (13:10, March 27, 2006)
  • Biggest entry for Xiamen marathon (08:26, March 27, 2006)
  • Chelsea deny Eriksson link (08:18, March 27, 2006)
  • Manchester United beat Birmingham 3-0 (08:17, March 27, 2006)
  • Middlesbrough edge past Bolton 4-3 (08:15, March 27, 2006)
  • Jiangsu, Beijing, Guangdong make semis in CBA league (08:14, March 27, 2006)
  • Loeb wins Rally of Spain (08:13, March 27, 2006)
  • Owen to return for World Cup, says Newcastle boss (08:12, March 27, 2006)
  • Shanghai Liancheng take first spot in China Super League soccer (08:11, March 27, 2006)
  • Jones wins fame for Commonwealth Games (08:10, March 27, 2006)
  • Round World Yacht Race resumes after repairing boats in Philippines (08:09, March 27, 2006)
  • New Zealand netball team steals last day show (08:08, March 27, 2006)
  • Charlton beat Newcastle 3-1 (08:08, March 27, 2006)
  • Driver Dana killed in IndyCar crash (08:07, March 27, 2006)
  • Ecuador team to visit Japan for friendly soccer match (08:05, March 27, 2006)
  • El Salvador to host Special Olympic trials with athletes from 17 nations (08:04, March 27, 2006)
  • England draw with France 0-0 in Women's World Cup qualifier (08:03, March 27, 2006)
  • China's Alatan Gadusa wins Mexico 50km Challenger speedwalk (08:02, March 27, 2006)
  • Boca Jrs draws with River Plate in Argentine soccer league (08:01, March 27, 2006)
  • Williams claims title of World Snooker China Open (08:00, March 27, 2006)
  • Home United beats Albirex Niigata in S. League match (07:59, March 27, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Solar eclipse to be partially visible in India (20:57, March 27, 2006)
  • S. African scientists to webcast upcoming solar eclipse (20:57, March 27, 2006)
  • China's top-notch university dismisses professor for academic fraud (20:57, March 27, 2006)
  • HK to showcase students' winning entries of Stamp Exhibits Competition (17:15, March 27, 2006)
  • School Leaving Certificate Exam starts in Nepal (15:08, March 27, 2006)
  • All nations should spend 6 percent of GDP on education: World Education Forum (11:34, March 27, 2006)
  • China launches first lab to assist global search for antimatter (11:35, March 27, 2006)
  • Hotmail-targeted computer viruses could attack China next week (08:13, March 27, 2006)
  • A quarter of Chinese study English: official (09:03, March 27, 2006)



  • Life

  • 3 suspected bird flu cases test negative in Cambodia (20:56, March 27, 2006)
  • Egyptian "two-headed" baby dies year after operation (17:34, March 27, 2006)
  • Risks of health problems increase with higher body mass index: Study (17:05, March 27, 2006)
  • China builds over 100 methadone clinics to curtail AIDS/HIV spread (17:05, March 27, 2006)
  • Zambia on high alert to bird flu (17:04, March 27, 2006)
  • U.S. anti-immigration reform protest continues (16:18, March 27, 2006)
  • Seal hunt in Canada meets with violent protests, 7 arrested (16:17, March 27, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe to host African Film Co-production Forum (16:04, March 27, 2006)
  • Macao trio rank among world 13 "hottest casinos" (16:03, March 27, 2006)
  • Strong earthquake shakes southern Japan (12:04, March 27, 2006)
  • Chicken, duck banned in Myanmar new capital city (12:04, March 27, 2006)
  • IKEA founder proud to be frugal at 80 (09:15, March 27, 2006)
  • Christian convert case causes row with Western backers (09:15, March 27, 2006)
  • Gunman opens fire at party in US Seattle, killing 7 (09:15, March 27, 2006)
  • Smoking ban in place across Scotland (09:15, March 27, 2006)
  • 'Fearless' star faces lawsuit over movie (08:57, March 27, 2006)
  • Immigration bill sparks massive US protests (08:57, March 27, 2006)
  • 'Brides' take to Beijing catwalk (08:56, March 27, 2006)
  • Television informs, entertains farmers (08:56, March 27, 2006)
  • Egypt reports new suspected human bird flu case (07:58, March 27, 2006)
  • Import of live chickens from Guangdong resumed (07:58, March 27, 2006)
  • Uganda's TB rates on rise (07:58, March 27, 2006)
  • Cholera kills 3 people in Zanzibar (07:57, March 27, 2006)



  • Photo

    China's "artificial sun" finishes first engineering adjustment

    The photo taken on March 14, 2006 shows the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) (formerly HT-7U), which is also known as "artificial sun". The EAST, the world's first all-superconducting Tokamak designed by designed and developed by China, has completed successfully its first engineering adjustment, which lays groundwork for its operation and state appraisal by the end of the year.

    "Refugee camp in Africa": CHIPP gold prize in general news series

    The photo "A cow is ritually slaughtered outside the Kalma refugee camp" is one of the series "Refugee camp in Africa" taken by Jan Grarup-Rapho of the United States wins gold prize in Series of General News in the second China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) in Shenzhen City of south China's Guangdong Province on March 24, 2006.

    "Russian Female Tennis": CHIPP gold prize in Sports series

    The photo, one of the series of "Russian Female Tennis", taken by Christian Als of Denmark, wins gold prize in Sports series in the second China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) in Shenzhen City of south China's Guangdong Province on March 24, 2006.

    "Indonesia Tsunami": CHIPP gold prize in Nature & Environmental New series

    The photo "Playing Football", one of the series of "Indonesia Tsunami" taken by John Stanmeyer-VII of the United States, wins gold prize in Nature and Environmental New series in the second China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) in Shenzhen City of south China's Guangdong Province on March 24, 2006.

    Fantastic Tokyo International Cartoon Exposition

    A visitor poses for a photo with a model of Astro Boy during Tokyo International Cartoon Exposition in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on March 26, 2006. The exposition, believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, attracted over 200 cartoon-related producers, movie companies, software developers, publishing houses and toy makers.

    2nd CHIPP Contest unveils awarded works

    The photo "Refugees suffering epidemics are waiting for food" is one of the series of "Refugee camp in Africa" taken by Jan Grarup-Rapho which won gold prize in general news series in the second China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) in south China's Shenzhen city, March 24, 2006.

    Jia Qinglin starts visit to Indonesian capital

    Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivers a speech at a welcome banquet held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, on March 26, 2006.

    Highlights from China Int'l Fashion Week

    Models take the catwalk during the opening ceremony of the 14th China International Fashion Week in Beijing Sunday March 26, 2006. One hundred and twenty fashion designers from 24 countries and regions will present their latest collections for the coming season during the annual event.

    Beijing int'l long-distance running challenge

    College students run across the Tiananmen Square in Beijing during the 12th Beijing international long-distance running challenge on March 26, 2006. Some 10,000 people took part in the challenge.

    5,000 people evacuated after gas leak in SW. China municipality

    Local residents preparing to be evacuated look at ignited leaking gas well at Gaoqiao Town in Kaixian County, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, March 25, 2006. The well of Sichuan Provincial Petroleum Administration began to leak on Saturday during final tests which were being conducted to bring the just-finished well into production. The local government has evacuated 5,000 people who lived within one kilometer from the gas well. No injuries have been reported. Rescuers were hoping to be able to cap the well on Sunday.

    Athletes compete at the IAAF Road Walk Challenge

    Ecuador's Jefferson Perez (L) acts during men's 20km road walk competition at the IAAF Road Walk Challenge in Mexico city, Mexico, March 25, 2006. Jefferson Perez won the title with 1 hour 23 minutes 17 seconds.


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