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News Archive --- Date:20060918


China

  • Central government to continue support for Hong Kong development: official (16:41, September 18, 2006)
  • China throws full support behind Margaret Chan's candidacy for WHO director-general (07:39, September 19, 2006)
  • Chinese Muslim leader expresses anger over Pope for speech against Islam's Prophet (07:39, September 19, 2006)
  • U.S. praises Macao's religious freedom, tolerance (15:31, September 18, 2006)
  • China decides to boost peacekeepers in Lebanon to 1000, says premier (16:25, September 18, 2006)
  • Italy prone to lift arms sales ban against China (07:39, September 19, 2006)
  • Former Japanese POW visits old prison in northeast China (07:53, September 18, 2006)
  • China to reform foreign exchange regime in a "gradual, effective, controllable" way (07:52, September 18, 2006)
  • North China coastal city, Italy sign 192 mln U.S.dollars deals (07:51, September 18, 2006)
  • China, Indonesia hold vice premier level dialogues on strengthening cooperation (07:50, September 18, 2006)
  • NIB provides loans to China's agriculture project (07:50, September 18, 2006)
  • Chinese vice premier asks for better envrionment for SMEs (07:49, September 18, 2006)
  • "Tokyo Trial" to be screened across China on September 18 (07:49, September 18, 2006)
  • Abe's attitude key to ties, expert says  (08:33, September 18, 2006)
  • FM: Premier Wen's visits improved relations  (08:31, September 18, 2006)
  • Anti-piracy drive yields success  (08:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Air drill to improve city's defence capacity  (08:48, September 18, 2006)
  • China supports NAM, saying role 'must be strengthened'  (08:35, September 18, 2006)



  • Business

  • Roundup: Myanmar steps up levying taxes to raise state revenue (17:28, September 18, 2006)
  • MySpace tops list of worst websites  (17:04, September 18, 2006)
  • More measures needed to dampen expectations on RMB appreciation: official (16:47, September 18, 2006)
  • East Asia's Renaissance unfolds: World Bank report (16:45, September 18, 2006)
  • GCC trade with Asia rises significantly: IMF (16:44, September 18, 2006)
  • China's employment sector under pressure, labor minister  (16:34, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambia supports proposed IMF voting rights reforms (15:32, September 18, 2006)
  • China is becoming automobile industrial power (15:26, September 18, 2006)
  • China suggests principles for effectiveness of WB's governance, anti-corruption (14:26, September 18, 2006)
  • World Bank's policy-setting body holds meeting, focusing on governance (14:26, September 18, 2006)
  • Myanmar tightens levying income tax on foreign workers (13:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Vietnam eyes foreign investment for big steel project (13:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Vietnam's exports to United States to surge this year (13:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Myanmar to levy income tax on sale of assets of foreign oil companies (13:49, September 18, 2006)
  • IMF to extend Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility to Nepal (13:42, September 18, 2006)
  • Philippines records fourth monthly budget surplus of the year (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • Vietnam to earn more from pepper export this year (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • 20 pct of Vietnamese garment firms to face bankruptcy risk after WTO accession (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • Growth rate of iron ore imports on the decline (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • Vietnam calls for stronger foreign investment in agriculture (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • More Chinese urbanites travel in first half of 2006 (13:05, September 18, 2006)
  • China's share reform process slows down (13:04, September 18, 2006)
  • Regional meeting on mountain development begins in Kathmandu (13:04, September 18, 2006)
  • Myanmar revises some fishery export formalities (13:04, September 18, 2006)
  • Vice premier calls for better county-level economy to vitalize rural areas (08:13, September 18, 2006)
  • ADB president calls for increased multilateralism (08:14, September 18, 2006)
  • China's motor insurance premium up nearly 19 pct in first 8 months (08:14, September 18, 2006)
  • China likely to face greater inflation pressure: central bank (08:16, September 18, 2006)
  • China's biggest bank expands overseas services (07:58, September 18, 2006)
  • South Africans complain about Russian made minibus taxis (07:58, September 18, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe extends 8 million U.S. dollars to upgrade airports (07:58, September 18, 2006)
  • Air Zimbabwe remains insolvent (07:58, September 18, 2006)
  • ADB helps Bangladesh improve rural infrastructure (07:57, September 18, 2006)
  • China, India breaking new economic ground in Africa: World Bank (07:57, September 18, 2006)
  • China's exports of petroleum drop (07:57, September 18, 2006)
  • China's first official real estate portal opens (07:56, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambia launches first ever agricultural insurance policy (07:56, September 18, 2006)
  • Bigger say for China not pressure tactic: IMF  (08:29, September 18, 2006)
  • China to adopt new housing rules  (08:29, September 18, 2006)
  • New quarantine building to ensure product quality  (08:29, September 18, 2006)



  • World

  • Hezbollah leader may appear at Friday rally: report (17:27, September 18, 2006)
  • 13 Taliban militants killed in S. Afghanistan (17:27, September 18, 2006)
  • Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf anew, 5 soldiers wounded (17:26, September 18, 2006)
  • Ugandan rebels assemble in southern Sudan as deadline closes (17:26, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambian leader accuses predecessor of supporting rival presidential challenger (16:52, September 18, 2006)
  • Suicide attack kills 4 Canadian soldiers in S. Afghanistan (16:41, September 18, 2006)
  • Chirac urges Iran to suspend uranium enrichment (16:34, September 18, 2006)
  • Saddam's trial resumes in Baghdad (16:39, September 18, 2006)
  • Afghan, U.S. military forces kill 6 Taliban insurgents (15:36, September 18, 2006)
  • Chirac urges Iran to suspend uranium enrichment (15:59, September 18, 2006)
  • At least 8 killed, 40 injured in collision in Bangladesh (15:31, September 18, 2006)
  • Civilians massacred in Sri Lanka's east (14:01, September 18, 2006)
  • Indonesian military defends purchase of 32 armored vehicles (13:46, September 18, 2006)
  • Indonesian military struggles for voting rights (13:46, September 18, 2006)
  • Nepal will not give up candidacy for UNSC membership: official (13:45, September 18, 2006)
  • World's first female space tourist blasts off for ISS (13:45, September 18, 2006)
  • Pope "deeply sorry" for offensive remarks toward Islam  (13:15, September 18, 2006)
  • DRC minister calls for efforts to wrap up military integration (13:20, September 18, 2006)
  • Britain urges AU not to leave Darfur (13:00, September 18, 2006)
  • U.S. praises Mexico for tackling drug trafficking, violence (13:00, September 18, 2006)
  • Castro meets Iranian, Indian leaders on NAM sidelines (12:59, September 18, 2006)
  • Iran, Venezuela sign cooperation accords to boost bilateral ties (13:01, September 18, 2006)
  • Poland holds largest military drill to test defense capability (12:57, September 18, 2006)
  • Roundup: Center-right alliance wins election in Sweden (12:57, September 18, 2006)
  • Mexico to evaluate ties with Venezuela after Chavez's poll criticism (12:55, September 18, 2006)
  • Insurgents torch buildings in Thai South (13:19, September 18, 2006)
  • Moldova rejects Trans-Dniester referendum results to join Russia (10:51, September 18, 2006)
  • The Alliance wins Swedish general elections (09:37, September 18, 2006)
  • Center-right alliance wins election in Sweden (11:18, September 18, 2006)
  • Israeli FM says Iran is "few months" from becoming nuclear power (09:10, September 18, 2006)
  • Abbas' envoy hopes Palestinian unity gov't formed soon (09:10, September 18, 2006)
  • EU's Barroso to visit Sudan (09:09, September 18, 2006)
  • Israel FM to meet Abbas in New York on Mon.- newspaper (09:08, September 18, 2006)
  • Swedish opposition declares victory in parliament election (09:11, September 18, 2006)
  • Lebanese PM calls on people to abandon differences (09:05, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambian leader commissions building bridge linking DRC (09:05, September 18, 2006)
  • Putin stresses diversification of Russia's energy export routes (09:04, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambia receives election observers from SADC (09:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Far right extremists win seats in German state parliament (09:02, September 18, 2006)
  • Polish President travels to New York for UN assembly (09:02, September 18, 2006)
  • Egyptian president visits Saudi Arabia on Mideast situation (09:01, September 18, 2006)
  • Slovak police expel Hungarian nationalist (08:58, September 18, 2006)
  • Four die, 45 injured in Czech coach's accident in Austria (08:57, September 18, 2006)
  • U.S. presses finance chiefs to limit Iran's access to banks (09:09, September 18, 2006)
  • Syrian president receives message from Abbas on Palestinian issue (08:56, September 18, 2006)
  • Sata remains Zambia's presidential candidate: Patriotic Front (08:55, September 18, 2006)
  • APEC calls for resumed multilateral trade talks (08:49, September 18, 2006)
  • Nepali PM, guerrilla top leader fix date for talks (08:49, September 18, 2006)
  • Suicide bombing injures 4 including 2 U.S. engineers in Afghan capital (08:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Turkish FM to discuss major world problems with UN chief in New York (08:48, September 18, 2006)
  • G8 contributes to settlement of Middle East crisis: Putin (08:47, September 18, 2006)
  • Italian nun shot dead in Somalia (08:46, September 18, 2006)
  • South Africa eyes for UNSC seat (08:46, September 18, 2006)
  • Abu Sayyaf key leader captured by Philippine troops (08:35, September 18, 2006)
  • Sri Lankan troops sink suspected vessel (08:35, September 18, 2006)
  • Five militants killed in central India (08:34, September 18, 2006)
  • Suicide attack on Americans kills attacker, wounds 4 in Kabul (08:33, September 18, 2006)
  • Bangladesh's former military president Ershad acquitted of another graft case (08:32, September 18, 2006)
  • Philippine gov't promises justice to be done in Subic rape case (08:31, September 18, 2006)
  • At least 20 bodies found in Baghdad (08:30, September 18, 2006)
  • Africities Summit to harmonize decentralization of urban services (08:20, September 18, 2006)
  • IMFC releases communique evaluating world economy and calling for IMF reforms (08:17, September 18, 2006)
  • Taliban threatens to kill abducted Turkish engineer (08:15, September 18, 2006)
  • Philippine president says relations with U.S. closer now (08:14, September 18, 2006)
  • Senior Fatah lawmaker blasts Haneya's statements (08:13, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambian president blames opposition for economic downturn (08:13, September 18, 2006)
  • Series of blasts rock restive city of Fallujah (08:11, September 18, 2006)
  • Militants launch rockets from Gaza at Israel, wounding Israeli (08:11, September 18, 2006)
  • Hun Sen dismisses opposition's proposal to hand over power to former king (08:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Rebel attacks continue in Sri Lanka's northeast (08:01, September 18, 2006)
  • Israeli Cabinet approves governmental probe into handling of war (08:00, September 18, 2006)
  • Hamas dismisses reports saying talks on coalition government were frozen (07:59, September 18, 2006)
  • Supporters of rival parties clash in Lusaka (07:58, September 18, 2006)
  • Non-Aligned nations look to the future  (09:12, September 18, 2006)
  • Swiss prosecutors widen probe into oil-for-food scandal  (09:13, September 18, 2006)
  • Pope 'deeply sorry' for Muslim anger  (09:10, September 18, 2006)
  • Differences surface over unity gov't  (09:11, September 18, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • African countries play important role in international arena  (16:36, September 18, 2006)
  • US controls price of crude oil  (16:35, September 18, 2006)
  • English -- not a prerequisite to internationalization  (08:24, September 19, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Sevilla, Barca keep perfect record (16:09, September 18, 2006)
  • Roma and Palermo share Italian first division lead (15:21, September 18, 2006)
  • Hertha Berlin, Frankfurt stage upsets in German first division (15:22, September 18, 2006)
  • Ding, from zero to hero (11:24, September 18, 2006)
  • China overcomes Cuba at women's basketball worlds (10:50, September 18, 2006)
  • Spain wins through to women's basketball quarter-finals (09:55, September 18, 2006)
  • Uruguay chooses team for Venezuela friendly (09:54, September 18, 2006)
  • Five basketball players shot on campus (09:54, September 18, 2006)
  • Porto keep perfect record with away win (09:53, September 18, 2006)
  • Itlay wins first Fed Cup trophy (08:22, September 18, 2006)
  • Roundup: Europe, Russia take team titles at IAAF World Cup (08:22, September 18, 2006)
  • Statistics from China Open doubles final (08:25, September 18, 2006)
  • Allen Johnson seizes gold medal of 110m hurdles at IAAF World Cup (08:24, September 18, 2006)
  • Ancic gets consolation after winning doubles at China Open (08:23, September 18, 2006)
  • List of previous China Open ATP tennis tournament men's doubles winners (08:25, September 18, 2006)
  • Chinese women players all stumble out of qualifying stage (08:23, September 18, 2006)
  • Statistics from China Open final (08:21, September 18, 2006)
  • Baghdatis crowned at China Open tennis (08:04, September 18, 2006)
  • Mauresmo and Russians to battle for title at China Open (08:09, September 18, 2006)
  • Paths to China Open men's singles final (08:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Main draw for China Open WTA tournament (08:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Zambia to take part in homeless World Cup (08:02, September 18, 2006)
  • Penpix of finalists at China Open ATP tennis (08:01, September 18, 2006)
  • Head to head for China Open ATP tournament final (08:01, September 18, 2006)
  • 'Bird's Nest' stands on its own feet  (09:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Casey wins World Match Play glory  (09:00, September 18, 2006)
  • Henin-Hardenne gives Belgium edge in Fed Cup final  (08:58, September 18, 2006)
  • Magic Marcos bags first title  (09:00, September 18, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • IAEA to monitor S. Korea's spent fuel rod storage with unmanned cameras (17:45, September 18, 2006)
  • S. Korea offers to share atomic energy technology (17:29, September 18, 2006)
  • China plans to send spacecraft to study asteroids (16:55, September 18, 2006)
  • Nobel Laureate Peter Agre elaborates on life and science, interview (15:16, September 18, 2006)
  • Russian craft carrying world's first female tourist blasts off for ISS (13:45, September 18, 2006)
  • China to build five more research institutes for new science fields (07:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Shuttle Atlantis undocks from ISS (07:48, September 18, 2006)
  • Russian craft set to lift off with world's first female space tourist (07:46, September 18, 2006)
  • Chinese vice president calls for people-oriented science popularization (07:45, September 18, 2006)
  • New vaccines set for HIV/AIDS clinical testing in Taiwan: Dr. Ho (07:39, September 18, 2006)



  • Life

  • U.S. to extend 32 million USD to support Cambodia's health, education sectors (17:44, September 18, 2006)
  • Travel to USA to be made easier for Chinese citizens (16:56, September 18, 2006)
  • China trains 20,000 medical workers to improve hypertension treatment (16:12, September 18, 2006)
  • No private cars allowed at 2008 Olympic venues (15:23, September 18, 2006)
  • Another oil spill near sea island reported in Philippines (13:11, September 18, 2006)
  • New vaccines set for HIV/AIDS clinical testing in Taiwan: Dr. Ho (08:19, September 18, 2006)
  • California to lose millions of dollars because of E. coli outbreak (08:05, September 18, 2006)
  • "Gridiron Gang" tops U.S. box office (07:44, September 18, 2006)
  • Typhoon causes 4 death in Japan (07:44, September 18, 2006)
  • 10,000 bridges built in China each year (07:43, September 18, 2006)
  • New vision sought for health care  (09:03, September 18, 2006)
  • Brazilian TCM doctors try to thread the needle  (09:05, September 18, 2006)
  • German terracotta warrior 'uncovered'  (09:07, September 18, 2006)
  • Refunds offered on harmful cosmetics  (09:09, September 18, 2006)
  • Mental health 'hotel' helps professionals  (09:11, September 18, 2006)



  • Photo

    Chinese, US navy to hold joint military search and rescue drills

    Chinese navy vessels, the destroyer "Qingdao" and the refueling tanker "Hongzehu", will conduct military search and rescue drills with the US navy at 10:30 on September 18 before the Chinese ships port in San Diego.

    Russian craft carrying 1st female tourist blasts off

    A Russian Soyuz spaceship carrying the world's first female space tourist and a two-man crew of the International Space Station (ISS) lifted off on Monday from its launch pad in the Kazakh steppe.

    Castro meets with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi during their meeting in Havana, capital of Cuba, Sept. 16, 2006. A Chinese government delegation led by Yang Jiechi was here as an observer of the 14th Non-Aligned Movement Summit of heads of state or government.

    International kite festival held in France

    British kite flyer Andrew (R) kisses his girlfriend Kathleen as their panda-shaped kite flies in the sky in Dieppe, France, Sept. 16, 2006. Kite fans from 37 countries and regions gathered here for the international kite festival, which was carried on between Sept. 9 and Sept. 17 and estimated to have over 500,000 tourists.

    Swedish opposition declares victory

    Opposition leader Fredrik Reinfeldt declares victory for his centre-right alliance in Sweden's election in Stockholm Sept. 17, 2006.A center-right four-party opposition alliance led by Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt won power in Sweden in an election on Sunday, ending 12 years of Social Democrat rule by vowing to lower taxes and trim the welfare state. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

    German man fools Chinese police with terracotta warrior disguise

    A 26-year-old German art student foxed police on Saturday by disguising himself as a terracotta warrior and taking up position in the world-famous terracotta army. (Photo: Crionline.cn)

    "Bird's Nest" stands on its own

    Photo taken September 17, 2006 shows a view of the National Stadium of China. The supporting structure of the National Stadium was successfully removed in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 17, 2006.

    Golden mooncakes make debut in Jinan

    A saleswoman presents four golden mooncakes in a jewery shop in Jinan' s Quancheng Road, east China's Shandong Province Sunday, September 17, 2006. The golden mooncakes, weighing between 10-30 grams, are designed with vivid resemblance to traditional ones. (newsphoto)

    Vice presidents calls for better science popularization

    Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong (L1) looks at the model of a building during his visit to the Haidian Exhibition Hall where activities in various themes were being held for the National Science Popularization Day in Beijing, September 17, 2006. Zeng Qinghong Sunday called for better people-oriented work in popularizing science. He said that only people-oriented science popularization work can raise public awareness of health and disease prevention.

    Wen at SCO meeting in Dushanbe

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov in Dushanbe, Sept. 15, 2006. The fifth SCO prime ministers' meeting held here on Friday.

    Atlantis astronauts complete mission's final spacewalk

    Two Atlantis astronauts successfully completed the mission's third and final spacewalk Friday morning, according to a report from NASA's mission control center. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

    Beijing "hawking king"

    Zang Hong, a senior citizen entitled "hawking king" hawks sweet fried dough twist during a sales promotion at a store in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 16, 2006. Zang is famous in the city for his skill of traditional way of hawking in different industries, which is on the brink of extinction.

    Allen Johnson beats Liu Xiang at IAAF World Cup

    World record holder Liu Xiang(R) and Allen Johnson clear a hurdle at the men's 110-meter hurdles race of the IAAF World Cup in Athens on September 17, 2006. Liu finished second as Johnson won the race.[

    Baghdatis crowned at China Open

    Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus smiles in the awarding ceremony of the men's singles at the China Open in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 17, 2006. Baghdatis won the match 2-0 and took the first place of the event.

    September 18 Incident marked in Shenyang

    Visitors touch a bell commemorating the September 18 Incident at the history museum of "September 18 Incident" in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province Sept. 17, 2006. Large amount of people paid a visit to the museum Sunday as the 75th anniversary of the incident is approaching.

    Italian PM visits Shanghai

    Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi tries his hand at a motorboat model in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Sept. 16, 2006. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi on Saturday called for closer cooperation between Italian port cities and Shanghai.


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