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News Archive --- Date:20060330


China

  • FM spokesman urges Vatican to take actions to improve relations with China (20:26, March 30, 2006)
  • Developing ties with China has special significance:Turkmen president (20:26, March 30, 2006)
  • Police stations across China to share uniform image in 3 years (20:25, March 30, 2006)
  • Lin Yi-shih elected head of Taiwan-based KMT's youth wing (20:25, March 30, 2006)
  • CPPCC, Malaysian Parliament to step up exchanges (20:23, March 30, 2006)
  • HK must remain vigilant against bird flu: Tsang (20:25, March 30, 2006)
  • Words of Italian leader should benefit China-Italy ties, says FM spokesman (20:24, March 30, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman holds talks with Malaysian Senate president (20:24, March 30, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official vows to strengthen friendly relations with Indonesian parties (20:22, March 30, 2006)
  • China expects UN statement to enhance role of IAEA: spokesman (20:22, March 30, 2006)
  • China hands over completed hospital building to Afghan government (20:22, March 30, 2006)
  • Senior advisor meets Indonesian guest (20:21, March 30, 2006)
  • Sudanese defense minister arrives in Beijing (20:20, March 30, 2006)
  • Forced war laborers to appeal against Japanese court verdict over compensation case (20:20, March 30, 2006)
  • China to create fair, good investment condition for foreign investors (17:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese, U.S. senior officials to discuss trade, business in Washington (17:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese vice president to attend Boao Forum for Asia in April (17:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Yemeni president to visit China (17:52, March 30, 2006)
  • Polish FM vows to further deepen China-Poland political dialogues (17:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Heads of seven Japan-China friendship organizations arrive Beijing (17:52, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese, U.S. lawmakers agree to strengthen exchange mechanism (17:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Foreign professionals in great demand (09:02, March 30, 2006)
  • Official says Falun Gong's claim 'absurd' (09:02, March 30, 2006)
  • Moths threaten green Olympics (09:01, March 30, 2006)
  • Taiwan urged to accept goodwill gift (09:00, March 30, 2006)
  • 'Creative' licences enable greater access (08:58, March 30, 2006)
  • 'China, US should fight protectionism' (08:56, March 30, 2006)
  • China to invest 10 bln yuan to control pollution of Songhua River (08:18, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese leader puts forward suggestions on advancing China-Malaysia links (08:15, March 30, 2006)
  • CPPCC chairman meets former Malaysian PM  (08:09, March 30, 2006)
  • Training to be important factor to judge, promote Chinese officials (08:20, March 30, 2006)
  • Harbin people congratulate Olmert on Israeli election success (08:23, March 30, 2006)
  • China-Malaysia relations enters new era: Chinese leader (08:13, March 30, 2006)
  • Indonesia informs China on tsunami reconstruction progress (08:24, March 30, 2006)
  • Former Chinese laborers vow to appeal after case dismissed by Japanese court (08:20, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese FM vows to strengthen bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia (08:07, March 30, 2006)
  • HK complaints council seeks legal advice on data leaks (08:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Poland, China agree to set up cultural centers (08:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Majority of Japanese think ties with China should be improved: survey (08:14, March 30, 2006)
  • No one will believe Falun Gong followers' lies, says FM spokesman (08:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese vice premier meets former French president (08:05, March 30, 2006)
  • China seeks renaissance of nation's cradle (08:08, March 30, 2006)
  • China adopts plan to control pollution of NE China's Songhua River (08:01, March 30, 2006)
  • HK CE backs backyard poultry ban (08:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese premier meets Saudi Prince Bandar (07:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese premier meets Polish FM (08:00, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese state councilor meets Tajikistan deputy PM (08:02, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese top lawmaker meets Nigeria's parliament speaker (08:00, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese premier calls for furthering China-Romania economic, trade coop (07:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese top legislator meets Romanian president (07:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official vows to promote China-ROK ties (07:54, March 30, 2006)



  • Business

  • Gold price higher in Hong Kong -- March 30 (21:07, March 30, 2006)
  • ESCAP: China GDP growth to lose marginal momentum in 2006 (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • World Travel Fair opens in Shanghai (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • China's CPI statistics authentic: official (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • Armani Group announces expansion plan in Chinese mainland (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • China's National Bureau of Statistics clarifys SOEs profits and losses (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese shares dip due to profit-taking (21:08, March 30, 2006)
  • East Asia developing economies to grow by 7.8 percent this year: World Bank (21:07, March 30, 2006)
  • Lack of infrastructure hampers investment in SE Africa (17:42, March 30, 2006)
  • Higher coal price brings down Huaneng's profit (17:43, March 30, 2006)
  • Japan stocks: Nikkei closes above 17,000 in Tokyo (16:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Russia to supply electricity to China in large scale (17:14, March 30, 2006)
  • Applications invited for personalized car registration in HK (16:54, March 30, 2006)
  • JAL to initiate trial chartered flight between Osaka, Sanya in second half of this year (15:43, March 30, 2006)
  • UN FAO calls for sustained efforts to revive fishery industry after tsunami  (15:32, March 30, 2006)
  • Uganda's debt to be relaxed through World Bank plan (15:33, March 30, 2006)
  • Colombia, Honduras begin free trade talks (13:25, March 30, 2006)
  • Latin America makes progress in energy use (13:25, March 30, 2006)
  • More Nepalis seek jobs abroad (13:12, March 30, 2006)
  • Vietnam's cacao cultivation to surge (13:12, March 30, 2006)
  • Vietnam reaps bigger plastic export earnings in Q1 (13:11, March 30, 2006)
  • Guangzhou in short of foreign professionals (13:25, March 30, 2006)
  • Nikkei clears 17,000 record in morning (11:22, March 30, 2006)
  • Vietnam to lure 170 bln USD for 5-year development (11:23, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese policy bank CDB teams up with big commercial bank CCB (08:31, March 30, 2006)
  • Home-brand Chery creates miracle producing 500,000 cars (13:26, March 30, 2006)
  • Four factors contribute to sound global economic growth in 2006: economist (08:18, March 30, 2006)
  • No timetable for China's levy of fuel oil tax, official says (08:22, March 30, 2006)
  • China's coal railway starts running heavy-loading train (08:22, March 30, 2006)
  • EU set to resume anti-dumping duty against Chinese TV: official (08:26, March 30, 2006)
  • SFC document highlights regulatory challenges  (08:26, March 30, 2006)
  • Putin says U.S. setting new obstacles to Russia's WTO bid (08:27, March 30, 2006)
  • New York extends law to keep rent affordable (08:28, March 30, 2006)
  • Nasdaq hits to five-year high (08:23, March 30, 2006)
  • World crude oil prices rise above $66 (08:34, March 30, 2006)
  • Malawi to get development aid from Clinton and Hunter foundations (08:21, March 30, 2006)
  • Ethiopia signs agreement with U.S. firm on oil exploration (08:20, March 30, 2006)
  • Ethiopia earmarks funds for water projects over three years (08:20, March 30, 2006)
  • South African firm wins bid to administer Ethio-Djibouti railway (08:19, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. commercial crude oil inventories rebound last week (08:17, March 30, 2006)
  • Health of U.S. economy rests with capital goods: study (08:16, March 30, 2006)
  • Pakistan, Greece to boost trade, encourage private sectors (08:15, March 30, 2006)
  • African countries urged to solve challenges facing them (08:14, March 30, 2006)
  • China, U.S. hold round-table meeting on intellectual property (08:14, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. wood floor firm to set up joint venture in E. China (08:13, March 30, 2006)
  • ADB to help disadvantaged households in Nepal to participate in rural development (08:13, March 30, 2006)
  • HK LegCo approves 2006-07 budget (08:12, March 30, 2006)
  • HK Cathay Pacific to launch first freighter service to Madras (08:11, March 30, 2006)



  • World

  • Abbas congratulates Olmert on election victory (21:05, March 30, 2006)
  • Roundup: Taliban step up offensives (21:04, March 30, 2006)
  • Sharon's son appeals against jail sentence (21:03, March 30, 2006)
  • Bomb explosion kills 1 in southwestern Bangladesh (21:03, March 30, 2006)
  • Hamas slams U.S. for shunning contact with Palestinian cabinet (21:02, March 30, 2006)
  • Iran not to give up right of nuclear development: FM (21:02, March 30, 2006)
  • German minister vows to ensure World Cup security (20:32, March 30, 2006)
  • Kidnapped U.S. female journalist freed in Baghdad (20:31, March 30, 2006)
  • Iranian FM says Iran-U.S. dialogue not to extend beyond Iraq issue (20:31, March 30, 2006)
  • Abbas arrives in S. Africa for state visit (20:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Iran ready to deal with all possible conditions: FM (20:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Iran wants diplomatic settlement of nuclear issue: FM (20:28, March 30, 2006)
  • S.Korean FM summons Japan's envoy over territory disputes (20:28, March 30, 2006)
  • Kadima: Yisrael Beitenu can join coalition if it accepts pullout plan (20:27, March 30, 2006)
  • Thai provincial governors to be rewarded for high voter turnout (17:57, March 30, 2006)
  • FMs from Security Council P5, Germany to discuss Iran's nuclear issue (17:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Indonesia, Britain to narrow gap between Islamic, non-Islamic worlds (17:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Philippine President supports people's initiative for Charter change (17:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Philippine president supports charter change under people initiative (17:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Indonesian, Britain to boost trade, investment ties (17:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Moderate earthquake rocks southern Turkey (17:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Anti-Thaksin protestors rally at election commission head office (17:56, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. soldier killed in western Iraq (17:56, March 30, 2006)
  • 30 percent of Zambian army recruits to be female: officer (17:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Philippines to adopt new parliamentary government in July (17:55, March 30, 2006)
  • Japan's lower house approves bill to fingerprint, photograph foreigners (17:55, March 30, 2006)
  • Un mission in DR Congo says attacks increasing in border area with Uganda (13:15, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. inspection of Venezuelan air security at final stages (13:15, March 30, 2006)
  • S.Korean issues statement strongly denouncing Japan's move to claim controversial islets  (13:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Brazilian parliament publishes report on corruption in Lula government (13:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Olmert congratulated over election victory, urged to push peace process (11:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Soyuz with crew of three blasts off toward ISS (10:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Polls open in Sri Lanka's local election (10:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Fifteen documents adopted at SCO anti-terror meeting (10:50, March 30, 2006)
  • UNSC urges Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities within 30 days (10:13, March 30, 2006)
  • Spain grants bail to Basque separatist leader (10:10, March 30, 2006)
  • Yemeni kidnappers sentenced up to 20 years in jail (10:09, March 30, 2006)
  • Security, migration to dominate N. America meeting (10:09, March 30, 2006)
  • UN chief urges new Israeli leader to push peace process (10:09, March 30, 2006)
  • Bush urges Syria to beef up border security (10:08, March 30, 2006)
  • Nigeria captures fugitive Charles Taylor (09:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Former US Defence Secretary Weinberger dies (09:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Hamas dismisses result; Arabs warn on unilateralism (09:34, March 30, 2006)
  • Olmert to press on with pullout (09:34, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. diplomats ordered to have no contact with Hamas officials (09:26, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. judge sentences man to 30 years for plot to kill Bush (09:27, March 30, 2006)
  • Canada cuts relations with Palestinian Authority (08:23, March 30, 2006)
  • Security Council urges Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities (08:05, March 30, 2006)
  • Bush denies civil war in Iraq (08:24, March 30, 2006)
  • UN council requests Annan to start talks on assassination tribunal (08:27, March 30, 2006)
  • Security Council adopts statement on Iran nuclear program (08:05, March 30, 2006)
  • Roundup: Liberia's Taylor in Freetown's cell after years of exile (08:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Italy, Germany call for bigger role of Europe in world (08:37, March 30, 2006)
  • Italian ex-minister under investigation in local election's probe (08:37, March 30, 2006)
  • UN-backed court welcomes Taylor's transfer into its custody (08:38, March 30, 2006)
  • UN council welcomes progress in Ivorian peace process (08:39, March 30, 2006)
  • Germany expresses reservations on U.S.-India nuclear deal (08:41, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. lobbyist sentenced to nearly six years in prison (08:42, March 30, 2006)
  • Iran hopes to continue cooperation with IAEA, says ambassador (08:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Serbian leaders pledge full cooperation with UN war crimes tribunal (08:49, March 30, 2006)
  • Feature: Hamas cabinet inauguration stirs up mixed responses in Palestinians (08:44, March 30, 2006)
  • NATO mulls further support for Darfur (08:47, March 30, 2006)
  • Belgium demands EU guideline on issuing visa to Hamas member (08:43, March 30, 2006)
  • Annan appeals for urgent aid for poor countries to fight bird flu (07:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Egypt's Mubarak congratulates Olmert on election victory (07:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Authorities plan to rein in school protests in Los Angeles (07:58, March 30, 2006)
  • Former Liberian president Charles Taylor arrives in Sierra Leone (07:58, March 30, 2006)
  • New Palestinian PM pledges full cooperation with Abbas (08:14, March 30, 2006)
  • Iran to launch massive military maneuver in Gulf (07:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Two people killed in demonstration in southeastern Turkey (08:00, March 30, 2006)
  • Roundup: New Israeli, Palestinian leaders urged to push peace process (08:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Liberia's Taylor transferred to Freetown after short stay at home (07:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet takes office (08:00, March 30, 2006)
  • Bush welcomes Nigeria's action on Taylor (08:01, March 30, 2006)
  • Former Liberian president arrives at his homeland (08:01, March 30, 2006)
  • Israel must completely withdraw from Palestine land: Hamas (08:16, March 30, 2006)
  • Charles Taylor to be sent to Sierra Leonean Court: UN chief (07:57, March 30, 2006)
  • Angola's oil-rich province of Cabinda to get special status (08:19, March 30, 2006)
  • ARF seminar on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction concludes (08:18, March 30, 2006)
  • U.S. praises Nigeria's quick action over Taylor (07:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Sweden's acting foreign minister barred from Darfur, Sudan (07:54, March 30, 2006)
  • Bush opposes Iraqi premier remaining in next Iraqi government: report (07:54, March 30, 2006)
  • AL chief calls for withdrawal of foreign troops in Iraq (07:54, March 30, 2006)
  • Norway's new peace envoy to visit Sri Lanka (07:54, March 30, 2006)
  • Bush congratulates Olmert for winning Israeli election (07:53, March 30, 2006)
  • UN diplomat rejects autonomy for northern Kosovo (07:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Liberia's Taylor on way to his homeland  (07:51, March 30, 2006)
  • Illegal demonstrations continue in southeastern Turkey (07:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Cambodian king starts visit to Singapore (07:53, March 30, 2006)
  • Paris metro bomber sentenced 10 years in jail (07:52, March 30, 2006)
  • Thai PM reiterates willingness to hold talks with opponents (07:52, March 30, 2006)
  • Two Hungarian main parties neck and neck in opinion poll (07:52, March 30, 2006)
  • India tests rocket launcher again (07:52, March 30, 2006)
  • Roundup: Protesters march to Bangkok's business center amid suspicions of validity (07:47, March 30, 2006)
  • 20 Taliban militants killed in southern Afghanistan: U.S. military (07:47, March 30, 2006)
  • S. Korea, Uzbekistan agree to strengthen bilateral ties (07:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Saudi security forces foil car bomb plot (07:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Turkey intends new F-16 fighter jets instead of F-4s upgrade (07:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Afghan NA asks govt not to let Christian convert go abroad (07:46, March 30, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Israel election result marks uncertain shift (09:05, March 30, 2006)
  • China-U.S. ties expected to reach further growth when China seeks harmony (09:06, March 30, 2006)



  • Sports

  • South Korea's Jin wins his second gold at shooting World Cup (20:36, March 30, 2006)
  • Germany adds Luxembourg match to World Cup warm-up program (20:36, March 30, 2006)
  • One Chinese pair left in mixed doubles quarterfinals at Asian badminton championships (20:35, March 30, 2006)
  • New Jersey downs Grizzles for 10th straight win (20:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Mexico beats Paraguay 2-1 in friendly international (20:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Union Espanola beats The Strongest 1-0 in Copa Libertadores (20:35, March 30, 2006)
  • Former Brazil coach Santana hospitalized with abdominal infection (10:27, March 30, 2006)
  • Zheng Jie ousted by Golovin in Nasdaq-100 Open (10:26, March 30, 2006)
  • Vancouver hotels warned not to overcharge during Olympics (10:25, March 30, 2006)
  • India's weightlifting team suspended for doping (10:25, March 30, 2006)
  • FIFA chief Blatter visits World Cup host city of Hamburg (10:24, March 30, 2006)
  • FIFA informs its members of new anti-racism code (10:25, March 30, 2006)
  • Schumacher expects top five placing in Australia (09:19, March 30, 2006)
  • Alonso confident of title repeat (09:19, March 30, 2006)
  • Ex-Minardi boss seeking comeback (09:18, March 30, 2006)
  • UCI: Doctor leaked Lance documents (09:18, March 30, 2006)
  • Retired judo stars coach Olympic hopefuls (09:18, March 30, 2006)
  • Wenger rues absent third goal against Juventus (09:17, March 30, 2006)
  • Raul realistic about recovering his form before World Cup (09:15, March 30, 2006)
  • Barcelona's mini goal drought (09:14, March 30, 2006)
  • Inter Milan downs Villarreal 2-1 in Champions League (08:37, March 30, 2006)
  • Olympique Lyon holds AC Milan to goalless draw in Champions League (08:36, March 30, 2006)
  • Liverpool under take-over talks with investors (08:36, March 30, 2006)
  • Mexico-Canada tennis match "most important for five years" - Davis Cup player (08:13, March 30, 2006)
  • Cuba's Yoandri Betanzos seeks 18m triple-jump record (08:13, March 30, 2006)
  • Cuba's Imaday Nunez heads for Shanghai swimming World Cup (08:12, March 30, 2006)
  • Cypriot Commonwealth Games team receives a warm welcome home (08:12, March 30, 2006)
  • Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0 (08:11, March 30, 2006)
  • Slovenia to host European handball Super Cup in 2007 (08:11, March 30, 2006)
  • Angola's female golf team to compete in All Africa Challenge Trophy (08:10, March 30, 2006)
  • He Chong springs to gold at National Championships (08:10, March 30, 2006)
  • Kenya team to Commonwealth Games honored (08:10, March 30, 2006)
  • Axed Kenyan cricket star threatens to quit (08:10, March 30, 2006)
  • Clijsters to play in Fed Cup against Russia (08:09, March 30, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Energy-efficient building saves 70 percent of yearly consumption (20:33, March 30, 2006)
  • Tech innovation and mixed investment to drive high-speed rail (17:04, March 30, 2006)
  • Uganda opts out of Universal Primary Education donor support (16:55, March 30, 2006)
  • Work begins on polar research base in Shanghai (16:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese edition of South Pole map to be released (16:56, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese, American scientists combat infectious diseases (15:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Cassini reveals 10 million tiny satellites around Saturn (15:29, March 30, 2006)
  • First U.S. bird flu vaccine safe, partly effective (15:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Russian spaceship lifts off with ISS crew, Brazilian astronaut (13:07, March 30, 2006)
  • Japan's first nuclear reprocessing plant to begin trial operation (10:23, March 30, 2006)
  • Rat success could lead to human treatment (09:30, March 30, 2006)
  • Cyprus sees partial sun eclipse (08:48, March 30, 2006)
  • Total solar eclipse seen in Turkey (08:48, March 30, 2006)
  • Italian company claims first in tapping wave power from sea (08:47, March 30, 2006)
  • Media challenged to promote science culture in Zimbabwe (08:46, March 30, 2006)
  • Ghana experiences total sun eclipse (08:49, March 30, 2006)



  • Life

  • Shaolin Temple to select new world icon of Chinese kung fu (20:34, March 30, 2006)
  • Huge statue of Mao Zedong en route to Tibet (20:34, March 30, 2006)
  • 6,000 Vietnamese need kidney transplant (20:33, March 30, 2006)
  • Roundup: Cambodia enhances public education on bird flu (17:59, March 30, 2006)
  • Danish "mermaid" likely to be moved out of reach of tourists (10:22, March 30, 2006)
  • New case of H5N1 bird flu found in Cameroon (10:21, March 30, 2006)
  • British man indicted for murdering his wife and baby (09:30, March 30, 2006)
  • Honest man hands back US$1m bag (09:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Armed agents join spring breakers in Cancun (09:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Las Vegas serves up record spread (09:29, March 30, 2006)
  • Filipinos take anger out on the wall of fury (09:28, March 30, 2006)
  • Hawaii tourism launch a washout (09:28, March 30, 2006)
  • Opinion divided over elite women (09:28, March 30, 2006)
  • Riot victim is heart of matter for organ recipient (08:57, March 30, 2006)
  • EU to compensate poultry farmers for losses incurred by bird flu fears (08:43, March 30, 2006)
  • Singapore hospitals strengthening measures to tackle HFMD (08:43, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese star Zhang Ziyi shows nostalgia for decade career in filmdom (08:42, March 30, 2006)
  • Beijing terminates blood donation quotas (08:42, March 30, 2006)
  • HK Mai Po Nature Reserve remains closed as bird found with virus (08:41, March 30, 2006)
  • China evaluates new rural medical care system to insure farmer's health (08:41, March 30, 2006)
  • China welcomes scholars returning from overseas with supportive policies (08:40, March 30, 2006)
  • Macao sees rise in population in 2005 (08:40, March 30, 2006)
  • Chinese traditional opera faces survival crisis, immediate reform needed (08:39, March 30, 2006)
  • Vietnam vaccinates 6 million fowls against bird flu (08:38, March 30, 2006)



  • Photo

    Las Vegas holds tea expo

    An Indian dealer introduces the Chinese tea he sells to a customer on the 2006 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, the United States, March 28, 2006. The three-day expo, beginning on March 27, attracted more than 200 tea and tea sets dealers from over 30 countries and regions.

    Chinese leaders meet with Romanian president

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Romanian President Traian Basescu inspect honor guards at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 28, 2006.

    Ethnic encyclopedia on palm leaves

    Inscribing Buddhist sutras, as well as folklores, medical science and history, on the leaves of palm trees is a long tradition in the areas inhabited by the Dai ethnic group in southwest China. This effective method originated in India was introduced to the Dai ethnic groups more than 1,000 years ago, thus the palm-leaf manuscripts are called the "Encyclopedia of the Dai Ethnicity". According to 2004 figures, there are 577 Buddhist temples in Xishuangbanna Prefecture, where more than 50,000 copies of Palm-Leaf sutras are stored.

    Haneya visits family of late Hamas spiritual leader

    Palestinian incoming Prime Minister Ismail Haneya (L Front) visits family members of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, late Hamas spiritual leader, in Gaza March 28, 2006. Haneya used to be the chief of Yassin's office and his close aide.

    Ping-Pong Diplomacy anniversary celebrated at Beijing primary school

    Connie Sweeris (R), a member of the American delegation, poses with her photo of Premier Zhou Enlai's interview of the American Team in 1971, during their visit to Beijing Zhongguancun No.4 primary school in Beijing, capital of China, March 29, 2006.


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