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Summary.     Click for More > Hu Jintao elected president China hid SARS patients 12 more people have died from SARS Heads roll over SARS spread WHO increases SARS travel warnings SARS closes Beijing venues  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages Ship issues SARS distress call China 'missing' vital SARS data Death for SARS spreaders Hu meets Putin SARS outbreak past its peak: WHO India and China agree over Tibet Tung retreats on anti-subversion law Crisis after officials quit Hopes low as N Korea talks start 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 Typhoon lashes Hong Kong China eyes mid-October space date First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success  The space capsule carrying Yang Liwei touched made a 21-hour odyssey that took him around the world 14 times Mine blast kills 48 233 died in gas disaster   Thousands flee the disaster. A gas well burst in the Chuan Dongbei gas field, releasing natural gas and sulfurated hydrogen
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6.8 earthquake rocks western China   At least 257 people are reported dead after an earthquake hit region of Xinjiang. 1,000 houses collapsed in one village China rallies behind war opponents   First alert over SARS


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16  N. Korea nuke crisis: No quick fix


February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.9  U.S.-based dissident jailed for life
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March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Legislature session to anoint new leaders
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Mar.13  
  Virulent flu and pneumonia has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam
 Health officials have issued a global warning about the flu and pneumonia. The precise origin of the infection is unknown
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.22 Babies found in suitcases Mar.26 34 killed by virus Mar.30 Deadly virus flats quarantined

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  SARS toll climbs Apr.2 WHO issues HK virus travel warning
Apr.3 WHO reaches virus epicenter  Diplomats pull out over bug fears Apr.7  Sars hits foreigners Apr.8  SARS cases still rising Apr.9  SARS death leads to dispute Apr.12  Sars spreads across China  Frequent flyer takes SARS on board Apr.13  Alarm after SARS strikes 'healthy' Apr.14  SARS situation 'grave' Apr.17  China pledges truth on SARS Apr.18     China hid SARS patients  Authorities have gone to staggering lengths to hide patients from visiting World Health Organization inspectors Apr.19     12 more people have died from SARS  The latest figures raise the death toll from the disease in Hong Kong to 81 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  Deadly virus spreads to 3 new provinces Apr.21 HK hopeful on SARS outbreak effort  Schools reopen despite SARS China facing big SARS spread - WHO Apr.22  SARS travel appeal issued  North Korea nuclear talks begin  SARS threat closes schools Apr.23   WHO increases SARS travel warnings Map of Shanxi China  The World Health Organization is urging people to avoid unnecessary trips to Shanxi Province, Beijing and Toronto, Ontario Hospital sealed off Apr.24 Number of new SARS cases soars  N Korea nuclear talks end in row Apr.25 Mass SARS quarantine Apr.26 Cinemas closed over SARS Apr.27   SARS closes Beijing venues
  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages
Apr.28  SARS 'still on increase' in China Apr.29 SARS: Beijing faces critical week


May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.1  China fears 'many more' SARS cases May.2 Sub disaster killed 70
 Beijing upbeat, HK hits SARS snag May.3   Ship issues SARS distress call  Captain is saying 10 of its 24 crew members seem to be suffering symptoms of SARS SARS doctors board stricken ship May.4 HK breathes easier on SARS news May.5 Sars fears shut reservoirs  10,000 people quarantined in Nanjing  Angry Chinese riot over SARS May.6 SARS battle remains 'grave' SARS investigators deployed May.7 SARS fight goes rural May.8 FBI's former China agent indicted SARS travel warning extended May.9 SARS progress in Beijing 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.11  China urges vigilance on SARS May.13 Dozens dead mine blast  Beijing: SARS 'under control' May.14  SARS figures offer China hope May.15   Death for SARS spreaders  China has threatened to execute or jail for life anyone who deliberately spreads the killer virus WHO optimism on SARS grows May.17  WHO extends China SARS advice May.23  WHO lifts HK, Guangdong advisory May.27     Hu meets Putin  Both leaders are calling 'the use of force to resolve problems' on the Korean Peninsula 'unacceptable'  HK seeks to boost virus defenses May.30  Officials: China SARS crisis eases May.31  SARS: Optimism for China, Taiwan

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  SARS-free day Jun.3  WHO questions China's SARS decline Jun.5   SARS outbreak past its peak: WHO
  The epidemic has passed its peak worldwide but the threat of resurgence remains Jun.12 SARS under control in China: WHO
Jun.13  SARS warning remains for Beijing Jun.16  HK could soon be off SARS list Jun.22  Hong Kong beats SARS  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

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  200,000 protest national security law Jul.3  India, China face AIDS catastrophe  Heat on Tung to change HK law  Asian firms rapped over Iran sales Jul.4     Tung retreats on anti-subversion law  Hong Kong's leader has said a controversial anti-subversion bill will be amended, following a huge protest Jul.6  Mine blast kills 22  Shock reversal for security law vote Jul.9  Thousands call for Tung to quit  High toll in bus crash Jul.14  China ups ante on nuke crisis Jul.16  China, U.S. unite over N. Korea     Crisis after officials quit
  The resignation of 2 top officials is raising questions about the future of the territory's leader, Chief Executive Tung Jul.17  Chief: I won't step down  No end to flood misery Jul.19  China, U.S. hold Korea talks Jul.21  Strong quake Jul.24  SARS re-emergence fear Jul.29  Fireworks blasts kill 29

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.20  Falun Gong sues ex-president Jiang 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


September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2     Typhoon lashes Hong Kong  Typhoon Dujuan arrives with thw winds of more than 170 kilometres per hour and torrential rain Sep.4  Government shelves security bill Sep.9  Dalai Lama calls for U.S. help Sep.11  Spy plane 'gave secrets to China'

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  'Shortcomings' in SARS outbreak Oct.7   China eyes mid-October space date  The historic flight would take place on October 15, last 90 minutes and involve just 1 orbit of the Earth Oct.15   First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success
  The space capsule carrying Yang Liwei touched made a 21-hour odyssey that took him around the world 14 times
Oct.26  Quakes trap Chinese in caves Oct.30  EU to press China on trade ties

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Three Gorges shares go on sale Nov.14   Mine blast kills 48   The bodies have been retrieved after the gas blast at a coal mine in the city of Fengcheng in province of Jiangxi

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Powerful quake kills 10 Dec.6  Ireland wins Miss World contest Dec.10  Wen: Too soon for China democracy Dec.23  China cracks Taiwan 'spy ring' Dec.25   233 died in gas disaster Map of Chongqing China
  Thousands flee the disaster. A gas well burst in the Chuan Dongbei gas field, releasing natural gas and sulfurated hydrogen
Dec.28  Gas death toll reached 233 Dec.30  China SARS tests inconclusive