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2008-08-24 Best Modern Architecture in Beijing
    2008-08-24 13:38:02     CRIENGLISH.com

 Hello, and welcome to another edition of China Horizons, the weekly feature program brought to you by China Radio International. I'm your host, Du Lijun.

In today's program, we'll first meet a little girl from the area in southwestern China that was hit by the devastating May 12 earthquake and hear about her Olympic experience in Beijing.

Then we'll visit some of the modern architectural standouts in the ancient capital.

And finally, in our travel segment, On the Road, our guide Wu Jia will take us on a bicycle tour around Beijing, traveling down old lanes and courtyard residences to explore the depths of the city.

For all this and more, stay tuned to China Horizons on China Radio International.

Three months have passed since the massive earthquake jolted southwestern China. People in the disaster region are busy rebuilding their homes while their children enjoy the excitement of the Olympic Games. Today we'll meet a little girl from the disaster-hit region and learn about her Olympic experience in Beijing. Xiao Yee has more. Olympic Spirit Brings Hope to Quake-Affected Children

A special teahouse called Laoshe in Beijing's Qianmen neighborhood attracts visitors from at home and aboard. Even former U.S. President George Bush visited here. What's so special about this teahouse? Our reporter Zheng Chenguang takes you there to check it out. Experience Old Beijing lifestyle at Laoshe Teahouse

Cycling in Beijing is the best way to avoid traffic gridlocks brought about by the influx of Olympic tourists in the capital. So if you are in Beijing during the Olympic period, go and hire a bicycle. It is fun, convenient and a healthy way to get into shape. For today's On the Road, here's your host Wu Jia. Cycling around Beijing

Beijing is a historical city filled with time-honored traditions. In contrast to its traditional imperial palaces and courtyard compounds, there are numerous modern-style buildings which give the city vigor and vitality. Today, we'll visit two of the most popular and fashionable examples of architecture, the National Grand Theater and the National Stadium. Here's Zhao Yang. Best Modern Architecture in Beijing


And with that we end this edition of China Horizons. Hope you've enjoyed it! To listen to today's show or one of our previous editions, please visit crienglish.com. If you have any comments or suggestions, you can write to: English Service, China Radio International, Beijing, China, postal code 100040, or just drop us an email at horizons@cri.com.cn. I am Du Lijun. Thanks for joining us, and see you at the same time next week!



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