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News Archive --- Date:20060328


China

  • NPC vice chairman meets Pakistani guests (19:55, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese, U.S. officials vow to improve trade ties (19:55, March 28, 2006)
  • China supports early negotiations on signing of FMCT, FM spokesman (19:54, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese state councilor meets Algerian FM (19:54, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese businessman shot dead in southern Thailand (07:50, March 29, 2006)
  • Nine foreigners in South China city to get permanent residence permits (19:53, March 28, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman meets Indonesian president (19:53, March 28, 2006)
  • Thai princess to visit China (19:53, March 28, 2006)
  • China's gov't makes commitments to migrant workers (19:48, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese senior legislator meets widow of late U.S. general (16:42, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese senior legislator vows to enhance ties with Rwanda (16:42, March 28, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman meets Indonesia vice president (14:27, March 28, 2006)
  • Arab League official envisages strategic ties with China (10:16, March 28, 2006)
  • 'Ping-pong diplomats' relive the moment (08:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Severe sandstorms hit northern China (08:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Four coal miners killed, 11 suspected dead (08:20, March 28, 2006)
  • Workers still trying to contain gas leak (08:18, March 28, 2006)
  • Nuke energy pacts to be signed with Australia (08:10, March 28, 2006)
  • Major headway made in IPR protection (08:08, March 28, 2006)
  • Migrant workers get more protection (08:05, March 28, 2006)
  • China's legislature receives 4,769 suggestions on draft labor contract law (08:00, March 28, 2006)
  • China to sign energy coop deal with Australia, says Chinese diplomat (08:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Romanian President calls for stronger trade ties with Shanghai (07:54, March 28, 2006)
  • China contains extravagance to try and foster socialist values (07:52, March 28, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets Latin American guests (07:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets Pakistani guests (08:16, March 28, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets DPRK guests (07:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Farmers should get decent pay on time, says Chinese government (07:45, March 28, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman meets Indonesian officials (07:43, March 28, 2006)
  • Beijing reception marks Bangladeshi independence and national day (07:42, March 28, 2006)
  • Leader of organized crime ring sentenced to death in Northeast China (07:42, March 28, 2006)
  • Man arrested for smuggling food, cigarettes in HK (07:42, March 28, 2006)
  • 9 in HK charged for alleged help to debt-collecting syndicate (08:16, March 28, 2006)



  • Business

  • Foreign gas buyers urged to open factories in Indonesia (17:08, March 28, 2006)
  • Sixty-four equity exchanges in China engaging in state-owned property trading (17:03, March 28, 2006)
  • China's Social Security Fund totals 211.7 billion yuan (15:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Jakarta turning to China for subway project: newspaper (15:46, March 28, 2006)
  • Textile firms encouraged to set up trade cooperation zones overseas: minister (15:47, March 28, 2006)
  • Int'l defense electronics exhibition to open in Beijing next month (15:48, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. technical team in Tokyo for talks on beef ban (13:14, March 28, 2006)
  • Holcim to build huge cement factory in Indonesia (13:14, March 28, 2006)
  • Nepal needs small projects to decrease load shedding: Expert (13:14, March 28, 2006)
  • Ministry of Communications issues urgent circular to deal with fuel price rise (11:26, March 28, 2006)
  • Junyao Group, Okay Airways enter into strategic partnership (10:23, March 28, 2006)
  • China needs 240,000 civil aviation specialists in next two decades, says expert (10:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka trade gap widens: central bank (08:12, March 28, 2006)
  • Zambia denies fuel crisis looming (08:13, March 28, 2006)
  • HK GDP grows 7.3 percent in 2005 (08:14, March 28, 2006)
  • China trying to improve consumption structure through tax adjustment (08:14, March 28, 2006)
  • World renowned retailers increase purchase volumes in China (08:15, March 28, 2006)
  • S. China region to host commodity fair in Philippines,Singapore (08:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese bank ICBC to issue 10 bln yuan financing products (08:18, March 28, 2006)
  • Qatar Airways taps HK market with luxury service (08:19, March 28, 2006)
  • SOEs' economic losses hit record 102.6 billion yuan in 2005: NBS (08:20, March 28, 2006)
  • China's banking regulator pledges to set up postal savings bank this year (08:21, March 28, 2006)
  • Citibank consolidates presence in Beijing with opening of third outlet (08:21, March 28, 2006)
  • FedEx Express expands market strategy in China (08:22, March 28, 2006)
  • Finnish, Austrian companies to build biodiesel fuel plant (08:02, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. firm to host conference on housing in Africa (08:02, March 28, 2006)
  • Zambia kicks off rehabilitation of road linking Zimbabwe (08:03, March 28, 2006)
  • Malawi president warns tobacco buyers against exploitation (08:04, March 28, 2006)
  • French minister calls for compromise over employment contract (08:05, March 28, 2006)
  • Euro-zone economic recovery on track, says report (08:05, March 28, 2006)
  • Shell says not eager to restore oil production in Nigeria (07:56, March 28, 2006)
  • Price rise a necessary part of China's processed oil pricing reform (07:56, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. stocks end mixed on eve of Fed meeting (07:57, March 28, 2006)
  • oil prices hover above 64 dollars (07:57, March 28, 2006)
  • Vietnam close to finishing WTO membership negotiations (07:58, March 28, 2006)



  • World

  • Indonesia to get Russian credits for arms purchase (19:56, March 28, 2006)
  • DPRK vows to build nuclear armed forces against U.S. preemptive attack (19:55, March 28, 2006)
  • Hamas accuses U.S. of being not interested in achieving peace in Mideast (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Philippine President urges passage of anti-terrorism law (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Ten more people kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Fatah again urges Hamas to accept previous deals with Israel (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Jihad claims deadly rocket attack on southern Israel (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Belarus postpones Lukashenko's inauguration: official (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Two Israelis killed in explosion in southern Israel (19:51, March 28, 2006)
  • EU-Turkey integration important for regional, world peace: official (19:50, March 28, 2006)
  • British PM visits New Zealand (19:50, March 28, 2006)
  • Blair to meet top Muslim leaders in visit to Indonesia (19:50, March 28, 2006)
  • 21 killed in Pakistan clashes: report (16:52, March 28, 2006)
  • Roundup: Singapore gearing up for upcoming general election (16:50, March 28, 2006)
  • Arab leaders kick off Khartoum summit (16:49, March 28, 2006)
  • Yemen urges strategy for joint Arab actions (16:49, March 28, 2006)
  • Israel's Olmert vows to quit settlements beyond separation wall (16:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Plaintiffs appeal ruling on Koizumi's war shrine visit (16:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Pro-Russian party leads Ukraine's parliamentary election: results (16:44, March 28, 2006)
  • Roundup: Arab leaders poised to support AU mission in Sudan's Darfur (14:25, March 28, 2006)
  • Israelis start voting in general elections (14:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka sets up court in prison to handle drug cases (14:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Russia dismisses Pentagon's allegation of spying for Iraq as politically motivated (14:23, March 28, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka senior minister's aide killed ahead of polls (14:23, March 28, 2006)
  • Turnout in advance voting higher than last year in Thailand (14:23, March 28, 2006)
  • Japanese ruling party committee approves military use of space proposal (14:22, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. citizens in France urged to be cautious due to protests (14:22, March 28, 2006)
  • Venezuela willing to remove planned sanctions on U.S. flights (14:21, March 28, 2006)
  • Greece, Russia agree to strengthen military cooperation (14:21, March 28, 2006)
  • EU, Chile share views on WTO talks: EU trade commissioner (14:20, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S., Mexican presidents to meet on migration (11:29, March 28, 2006)
  • Anti-Thaksin demonstrators refuse to end rallies before election (11:24, March 28, 2006)
  • French transit workers strike as labor law protests grow  (11:20, March 28, 2006)
  • Hyundai-Kia Unit CEO arrested (10:45, March 28, 2006)
  • AUM founder Asahara's appeal against death sentence rejected  (09:37, March 28, 2006)
  • Terror trial enters crucial week (09:46, March 28, 2006)
  • Pro-Russian forces leading Ukrainian vote (09:44, March 28, 2006)
  • Location of ex-Liberian warlord Taylor kept secret (09:43, March 28, 2006)
  • Blair: Maybe it's a mistake to rule out 4th term (09:42, March 28, 2006)
  • US and British hostages freed in Nigeria after weeks (09:41, March 28, 2006)
  • Seven inmates killed in Georgian prison riot (09:40, March 28, 2006)
  • Hamas presents gov't to parliament (09:38, March 28, 2006)
  • More rate hikes expected in U.S. (09:23, March 28, 2006)
  • EU welcomes Ukraine's elections (08:56, March 28, 2006)
  • UN to explore ways to boost women's participation in peacekeeping (08:55, March 28, 2006)
  • Foreign ministers from five countries to meet over Iran in Berlin (08:53, March 28, 2006)
  • Annan repeats call for more UN peacekeepers for war-torn Cote d'Ivoire (08:52, March 28, 2006)
  • Rumsfeld gives poor grading to American war on extremist ideology (08:37, March 28, 2006)
  • Merkel says German reforms enters second phase (08:37, March 28, 2006)
  • Germany, IAEA chief urge Iran to suspend nuclear program (08:38, March 28, 2006)
  • Rice to visit Europe over Iran's issue (08:40, March 28, 2006)
  • Bush defends temporary worker program (08:41, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. presses Moscow for explanation over spy allegation (08:43, March 28, 2006)
  • UN chief calls for international assistance to Haiti (08:44, March 28, 2006)
  • Feature: Palestinians give mixed response to Hamas program (08:45, March 28, 2006)
  • Moussaoui says he was supposed to attack White House on 9/11 (08:46, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. rejects Hamas leader's dialogue offer (08:47, March 28, 2006)
  • Interview: Hamas ready to negotiate over daily issues with Israel (08:30, March 28, 2006)
  • Kenyan official blames wealth inequity for cause of conflicts in Africa (08:29, March 28, 2006)
  • Roundup: Israeli parties battle for undecided voters (08:28, March 28, 2006)
  • Poland takes restrictive measures against Belarus (07:55, March 28, 2006)
  • Nigeria rejects request to arrest exiled Taylor (08:27, March 28, 2006)
  • Somalia risks falling into anarchy, warns Kenyan peace mediator (08:26, March 28, 2006)
  • Russia's enrichment proposal for Iran remains in force: FM (08:24, March 28, 2006)
  • Egypt suffers 2nd human bird flu death (08:23, March 28, 2006)
  • Abbas promises to work with Hamas-led cabinet (08:22, March 28, 2006)
  • Roundup: Hamas submits cabinet to Palestinian parliament for confidence vote (08:21, March 28, 2006)
  • UN Human Rights Commission concludes final session (08:19, March 28, 2006)
  • Pakistan awaits for Afghanistan's response on Pakistanis' killings: spokesperson (08:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Pakistan, India agree to enhance bilateral trade (08:15, March 28, 2006)
  • Belarus jails former Polish ambassador for attending unlawful rally (07:56, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. touts Ukrainian election results (07:55, March 28, 2006)
  • Iran, India to hold talks on gas supply (07:54, March 28, 2006)
  • Bush set on path to Iraq war: report (07:54, March 28, 2006)
  • German chancellor meets IAEA chief (07:53, March 28, 2006)
  • Report says Norwegian special forces engage Taliban in Afghanistan (07:52, March 28, 2006)
  • Pakistan favors free cross-border movement of Kashmiris (07:51, March 28, 2006)
  • UN official calls for actions on natural disasters (07:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Some 200 illegal immigrants intercepted off Italian coast (07:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Two people shot dead in Thai South (07:48, March 28, 2006)
  • Iraqi Shiite alliance warns of civil war (07:51, March 28, 2006)
  • Election boycotts leaves Sao Tome and Principe in tension (07:50, March 28, 2006)
  • Malaysia to develop defense industry to reduce dependence on imports: official (07:50, March 28, 2006)
  • Interpol calls for bio-terrorism related legislation (07:50, March 28, 2006)
  • Lebanon's Lahoud to attend Arab summit despite opposition objection (07:49, March 28, 2006)
  • Thai Police reject civil society call to arrest Thaksin (07:48, March 28, 2006)
  • Malaysia calls for closer ties with Cambodia (07:49, March 28, 2006)
  • Liberian gov't expects UN resolution to effect Taylor's handover (07:49, March 28, 2006)
  • Bill to deal with terrorism gazetted in Zimbabwe (07:48, March 28, 2006)
  • Thaksin shrugs off oppostion's turndown of "National Government" proposal (07:47, March 28, 2006)
  • No postponement for snap election: Thai Election Commission (07:41, March 28, 2006)
  • Jordan hosts special operation forces exhibition (07:41, March 28, 2006)
  • Hyundai Motor Group head banned from leaving S.Korea for affiliate's illegal lobbying (07:41, March 28, 2006)
  • U.S. envoys to visit Mideast: Palestinian official (07:40, March 28, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Will political chill dampen economic ties? (10:02, March 29, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Gasquet, Grosjean to lead France for Davis Cup tie against Russia (16:12, March 28, 2006)
  • Indonesia eyes men's, mixed doubles titles at Asian championships (16:11, March 28, 2006)
  • Organizers reaffirm Olympic venues ready by end of 2007 (16:10, March 28, 2006)
  • Real Madrid unveils high-profile list of candidate coaches (09:55, March 28, 2006)
  • German qualifier stuns Henman, Sharapova wins in Miami (09:33, March 28, 2006)
  • Nasdaq-100 Open men's tennis results (09:28, March 28, 2006)
  • Nasdaq-100 Open women's tennis results (09:28, March 28, 2006)
  • Liu Tianyou wins silver at Shooting World Cup (09:07, March 28, 2006)
  • Turkish wrestlers shine at International Greco-Roman Grand Prix (09:04, March 28, 2006)
  • Fergie confident of Champions finish (08:26, March 28, 2006)
  • Sweet 16: Meissner is figure skating's new poster girl (08:25, March 28, 2006)
  • Cyprus achieves best ever performance in Commonwealth Games (09:27, March 28, 2006)
  • Kenya salutes athletes who took part in Commonwealth Games (08:23, March 28, 2006)
  • Motor racing-F1 carmakers to continue in world championships for 2008 (08:22, March 28, 2006)
  • HK Health requirements for imported equestrian horses worked out: official (08:21, March 28, 2006)
  • Owen dismisses World Cup worries (08:19, March 28, 2006)
  • Keane's double sink West Brom (08:18, March 28, 2006)
  • James, Gasol capture NBA weekly honors (08:15, March 28, 2006)
  • Spain soccer referees threaten strike, may hit Saturday, Sunday matches (08:14, March 28, 2006)
  • Former Brazil soccer coach Santana hospitalized with stomach illness (08:13, March 28, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • African ministers meet for quality education in Gabon (17:04, March 28, 2006)
  • Hypothermia may benefit cardiac patients: study (17:05, March 28, 2006)
  • Chinese scientists return from polar expedition (15:55, March 28, 2006)
  • NASA restarts asteroids mission (14:36, March 28, 2006)
  • Partial solar eclipse to be viewed in Nepal (14:36, March 28, 2006)
  • Argentine-built nuclear reactor to start operation in Sydney (14:35, March 28, 2006)
  • Students in West China receive 1 billion yuan for emergency injury insurance (08:10, March 28, 2006)
  • School heads accountable for campus safety in China (08:10, March 28, 2006)



  • Life

  • 2/3 career women say it's hard to find Mr. Right  (16:18, March 28, 2006)
  • Argentine police seize half tonne of marijuana, 2,300 ecstasy tablets (10:19, March 28, 2006)
  • World Animal Health Organization declares Uruguay free of mad cow disease (10:18, March 28, 2006)
  • Tens of thousands protest in U.S. against immigration reform (09:26, March 28, 2006)
  • 400-year old silk unearthed in SW China (09:26, March 28, 2006)
  • Race on to build world's tallest structure (09:18, March 28, 2006)
  • Germans are brainiest in Europe (14:38, March 28, 2006)
  • Activists protesting seal hunt arrested (09:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Iraqi woman's Baghdad blog in the running for book prize (09:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Three more areas quarantined after bird flu in Romania (08:18, March 28, 2006)
  • China issues human organ transplant regulation (08:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Former Zambian president calls for partnership in poverty reduction (08:17, March 28, 2006)
  • Zimbabweans call for promotion of theater arts (08:16, March 28, 2006)
  • First Sino-Foreign joint venture in performing arts marks birth of "Oriental Broadway" (08:16, March 28, 2006)
  • Rains aggravate cholera epidemic in Angola (08:16, March 28, 2006)
  • Czech Republic detects first bird flu case (08:15, March 28, 2006)
  • Bulgaria suspends poultry imports from Israel over bird flu (08:05, March 28, 2006)



  • Photo

    Duck's egg with a long and thin tail

    A farmer in east China's Jiangsu province shows a weird duck's egg on Mar. 27. Oddly enough the 63-g duck egg has a 6-cm-long tail at one end

    Competition held for "overweight beauty"

    22-year-old Xiao Yang, a girl with a height of 155 cm a weight of 150 kg attempts a full split during an "overweight beauty" competition held by a local club in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province on March 26, 2006.

    Competition for "prettiest girl" launched

    Celebrated model Dai Xiaoyi (R), winner of the second "prettiest girl" China Model Competition Ding Jie (C) and champion of the first 'prettiest girl" China Model Competition Li Yahong (L) pose for photo at the opening ceremony of "prettiest girl" China model competition 2006 in Beijing, Mar. 27.

    China unveils top ten ships

    China unveiled on March 23 its top ten ships, which were selected by 14 departments including China's Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and the Ministry of Communications.

    Highlights from China Fashion Week (II)

    Models present creations at the Bosideng China Down Wear Trend Collection A/W 2006-2007, during the second day of the China Fashion Week in Beijing, China on March 27, 2006.

    Narang Gagan claims gold at Shooting World Cup

    India's Narang Gagan jubilates after winning the men's 10m air rifle event with 700.2 points at the 2006 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup held in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province, March 27, 2006. India also earns a berth for the 2008 Olympic Games.

    Hamas ready for talks with the Middle East diplomatic quartet

    Incoming Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya waves to the Palestinian parliament members in Gaza City, March 27, 2006. Haniya said his Hamas movement was ready for talks with the Middle East diplomatic quartet to end the conflict with Israel.

    Security tightened up for the upcoming general elections

    An Israeli policeman questions a passer-by on a road in Jerusalem March 26, 2006. Israel has tightened security measures ahead of its general elections due on March 28.

    Colloquium marks 35th anniversary of Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    Former coach of China's national table tennis team Zhang Xielin (L) gives speech during a colloquium commemorating the 35th anniversary of the history-making Ping-Pong Diplomacy, March 27, 2006. The 25-member delegation of the United States will participate in a series of commemorations during the ten-day visit.

    Gas outburst occurs at the Wulunshan Coal Mine

    A rescuer cleans his face guard at the Wulunshan Coal Mine in Nayong County, southwest China's Guizhou Province March 27, 2006. A gas outburst occurred in the coal mine at 10 p.m. Sunday when 104 miners were working underground. Eighty-nine workers managed to escape, one miner was confirmed dead and 14 others were missing, local government sources said Monday. Rescue of the missings and investigation into the cause of the accident are underway.

    Chinese Yang wins the 2006 Florence International Women's Prize

    Yang Fengyi, vice president of the China North Kunqu Opera Theater, performs Kunqu Opera in Florence, Italy, March 25, 2006. Yang won the 2006 Florence International Women's Prize on March 25, becoming the first Asian woman to get the prize since the award was established 15 years ago.

    Sandstorm hits north China

    People cycle in dust in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, March 27, 2006. A slight snowfall amid sand storm hit Shenyang on March 27.


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