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2008-09-14 A Service Center, A Sweet Home for the Disabled
    2008-09-14 18:39:29     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 take a trip to a community service center for the disabled in western Beijing and learn what has been done to improve the quality of life of the disabled in Beijing.

We'll also take you to some famous mosques in Beijing and tell you more about the history of Islam in China.

And finally, in today's "On the Road", our guide Ning Yan will take us on a bus tour designed for sightseeing in the city's main tourist attractions and main Olympic stadiums.

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

  • An ordinary courtyard in western Beijing attracted lots of media attention during the Beijing Paralympics. It is a community service center nicknamed "A Sweet Home" by the disabled. Let's follow our reporter Wu Jia to take a trip there.
  • With the Beijing Paralympics underway, a new film pays special tribute to the significant event. Named 'Blossoming', or Zhanfang in Chinese, the film depicts the growth to success of a blind girl and her fellow performers in a disabled performing arts troupe. The production retells the true story of Zhejiang Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. To enhance the realism, the film gave many troupe members actual roles in the film. And with the current spotlight on the Paralympics, it is likely to be an eye-catcher. Our reporter Zhao Yang has more on the story.
  • The introduction of Islam into Beijing dates back to the Yuan Dynasty over 1000 years ago. Currently there are 70 ancient mosques in the city, indicating the widespread presence of Islam over the past millennium. Our program today will take you to some famous mosques in Beijing and tell you more about the history of Islam in China.  Liu Yan has more.
  • The 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games are nearly complete. Apart from people's enthusiasm for the Olympic movement and participation in sports, Beijing has seen two new bus lines introduced to take people through the city's main tourist attractions and Olympic venues.  In today's "On the Road", our host Ning Yan will take us on a bus trip on one of these new lines.


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