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SARS: Beijing faces critical week  In the capital the situation 'remains severe,' the mayor said China fears 'many more' SARS cases Beijing upbeat, HK hits SARS snag Sars fears shut reservoirs  Scores of medical workers are leaving their jobs as the number of cases of the virus continues to soar SARS battle remains 'grave'  Premier Wen Jiabao has called for intensified efforts to contain the virus. 138 new cases and 8 new deaths announced SARS investigators deployed  Thousands of investigators have been deployed in the Haidan district, which has been worst hit by the disease SARS progress in Beijing  Upward trend of cases had been effectively curbed. The disease continues to sweep through the rest of China China 'missing' vital SARS data  WHO: In Beijing there is no information about when, where and from whom patients caught the disease Beijing: SARS 'under control' SARS figures offer China hope WHO optimism on SARS grows  Canada and Vietnam have been taken off the list of countries where transmission of the disease is occurring Officials: China SARS crisis eases SARS outbreak past its peak: WHO
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  Heads roll over SARS spread  Health minister and the mayor of Beijing have both been sacked. May 1 International Workers' Day holiday cancelled North Korea nuclear talks begin SARS threat closes schools   Hospital sealed off  A major hospital has been placed under quarantine to curb the spread of the deadly SARS virus N Korea nuclear talks end in row Mass SARS quarantine  China has told 4,000 residents to go home and stay there indefinitely Cinemas closed over SARS  Beijing has ordered the closure of theatres, karaoke bars and internet cafes SARS closes Beijing venues
Seoul asks China to help ease tensions China blasts charges against U.S. firms Beijing sets up anti-terror squads N. Korea nuke crisis: No quick fix  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly said eliminating nuclear weapons would be a 'slow process' China defends Tibetan execution Campus blasts injure 9 China denies missile link Australian 'Star wars' condemned   Legislature session to anoint new leaders  Topping the agenda is the ascension of Hu Jintao, the newly installed general secretary, to the presidency Chinese budget sets record deficit China rallies behind war opponents  China has said there is no need for a new UN resolution on Iraq. Foreign Minister backed France, Russia and Germany Sweeping change of cabinet   Hu Jintao elected president  Hu's election was immediately followed by the election to the country's top military post of Jiang Zemin   34 killed by virus   31 people from Guangdong province and 3 in Beijing have died from the mysterious pneumonia Students hold rare protest SARS situation 'grave' China pledges truth on SARS   China hid SARS patients


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  Authorities have gone to staggering lengths to hide patients from visiting World Health Organization inspectors
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  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages
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  The epidemic has passed its peak worldwide but the threat of resurgence remains
Jun.13 SARS warning remains for Beijing Jun.22 Indian PM seeks China ties boost Jun.23 India, China forge closer ties Jun.24   India and China agree over Tibet
  India has recognised that Tibet is part of the of China. China has agreed to start border trade through Sikkim
  WHO lifts travel alert for Beijing  Beijing is the last area saddled with a travel advisory

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Jul.16 China, U.S. unite over N. Korea

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Aug.26   Hopes low as N Korea talks start
  Delegates from North and South Korea, Russia, China, Japan and the U.S. will discuss how to end the 10-month row Aug.28 Tough going at N. Korea nuke talks
  N Korea talks fail to ease tension
  The diplomatic gulf separating N. Korea and the U.S. is wide as ever after 6-nation talks on the North's nuclear programme


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Oct.30 EU to press China on trade ties

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Dec.23 China cracks Taiwan 'spy ring'





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N. Korea nuke crisis: No quick fix  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly said eliminating nuclear weapons would be a 'slow process' China denies missile link Australian 'Star wars' condemned China rallies behind war opponents  China has said there is no need for a new UN resolution on Iraq. Foreign Minister backed France, Russia and Germany Students hold rare protest   34 killed by virus   31 people from Guangdong province and 3 in Beijing have died from the mysterious pneumonia SARS situation 'grave' China pledges truth on SARS   Heads roll over SARS spread  Health minister and the mayor of Beijing have both been sacked. May 1 International Workers' Day holiday cancelled SARS threat closes schools   Hospital sealed off  A major hospital has been placed under quarantine to curb the spread of the deadly SARS virus Mass SARS quarantine  China has told 4,000 residents to go home and stay there indefinitely SARS closes Beijing venues




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  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages
Apr.29 SARS: Beijing faces critical week  In the capital the situation 'remains severe,' the mayor said May.1 China fears 'many more' SARS cases
May.2 Beijing upbeat, HK hits SARS snag May.5 Sars fears shut reservoirs  Scores of medical workers are leaving their jobs as the number of cases of the virus continues to soar May.6 SARS battle remains 'grave'  Premier Wen Jiabao has called for intensified efforts to contain the virus. 138 new cases and 8 new deaths announced May.6 SARS investigators deployed  Thousands of investigators have been deployed in the Haidan district, which has been worst hit by the disease May.9 SARS progress in Beijing  Upward trend of cases had been effectively curbed. The disease continues to sweep through the rest of China May.10 China 'missing' vital SARS data
  WHO: In Beijing there is no information about when, where and from whom patients caught the disease May.13 Beijing: SARS 'under control' May.14 SARS figures offer China hope May.15 WHO optimism on SARS grows
  Canada and Vietnam have been taken off the list of countries where transmission of the disease is occurring May.30 Officials: China SARS crisis eases Jun.5 SARS outbreak past its peak: WHO
  The epidemic has passed its peak worldwide but the threat of resurgence remains
Jun.13 SARS warning remains for Beijing Jun.24 WHO lifts travel alert for Beijing  Beijing is the last area saddled with a travel advisory



Beijing, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Mar.5 Chinese budget sets record deficit
Apr.26 Cinemas closed over SARS  Beijing has ordered the closure of theatres, karaoke bars and internet cafes Oct.30 EU to press China on trade ties



Beijing, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.14 Beijing sets up anti-terror squads
Jan.28 China defends Tibetan execution Feb.25 Campus blasts injure 9 Dec.23 China cracks Taiwan 'spy ring'



Beijing, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.1 Seoul asks China to help ease tensions
Jan.7 China blasts charges against U.S. firms Jan.28 China defends Tibetan execution Mar.4   Legislature session to anoint new leaders  Topping the agenda is the ascension of Hu Jintao, the newly installed general secretary, to the presidency Mar.9 Sweeping change of cabinet Mar.14   Hu Jintao elected president  Hu's election was immediately followed by the election to the country's top military post of Jiang Zemin Mar.30 Students hold rare protest Apr.18   China hid SARS patients
  Authorities have gone to staggering lengths to hide patients from visiting World Health Organization inspectors
Apr.20   Heads roll over SARS spread
  Health minister and the mayor of Beijing have both been sacked. May 1 International Workers' Day holiday cancelled Apr.22 North Korea nuclear talks begin Apr.24 N Korea nuclear talks end in row Jun.22 Indian PM seeks China ties boost Jun.23 India, China forge closer ties Jun.24 India and China agree over Tibet
  India has recognised that Tibet is part of the of China. China has agreed to start border trade through Sikkim
Jul.16 China, U.S. unite over N. Korea Aug.26 Hopes low as N Korea talks start  Delegates from North and South Korea, Russia, China, Japan and the U.S. will discuss how to end the 10-month row Aug.28 Tough going at N. Korea nuke talks Aug.28 N Korea talks fail to ease tension
  The diplomatic gulf separating N. Korea and the U.S. is wide as ever after 6-nation talks on the North's nuclear programme
Oct.30 EU to press China on trade ties