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China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-07
    2009-01-07 20:11:53     CRIENGLISH.com


China Drive, Morning, Broadcast Time: 17:00-19:00, 2009-01-07


Topic of the Day

  • What Will Make You Happy?
    A recent survey shows that people feel the happiest when they reach their 60s and 70s. Scientists say it's because people are more mature and realistic about life, and have come to terms with their own weaknesses. Is it true that we may ignore happiness when we spend all the time looking for it? Do you feel happy at your current stage in life? What will make you happy?

Life Style

  • An official white paper predicts that the recruitment demand in Shanghai will see a considerable drop in the first half of this year, but a recovery is expected in the second half.
  • The Ministry of Education says 1.246 million applicants will take the entrance exam for postgraduate studies this weekend. That number is up slightly from the 1.2 million who took the test last year.
  • Chinese agriculture officials have issued an alert against bird flu after a 19-year-old woman died of the disease in Beijing.
  • [Special Report] Green Life Workshop in Shi Chahai Community


  • All the 76ers needed to finally beat a team from Texas was to fly out of the Lone Star State and head home.
  • After 19 straight wins and an NBA record 27-2 start, the Boston Celtics have lost that swagger.
  • David West scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 32 points and 15 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets beat Los Angeles 116-105 on Tuesday night to snap the Lakers' 15-game home winning streak.

Q&A with Knut Frostad, Chief Executive of the Volvo Ocean Race
Exciting news for the marine sports lovers: the renowned sailing tournament, Volvo Ocean Race, will come to China for the first time this year. All boats competing in the race will arrive in the costal city of Qingdao during the Spring Festival holiday and stay there for two weeks for in-port races and other entertaining activities. As the new stopver location included in this year's race, how has Qingdao prepared for the race? And why China has become an important market for Volvo Ocean Race? Our reporter Zhou Jing spoke to CEO of the Race Knut Frostad for these answers and more.


  • Nearly a quarter of companies listed on the Chinese mainland that have released preliminary reports have forecast losses for 2008.
  • Yuan Trade Settlement Starting
  • CHINA'S central bank said yesterday that it plans to implement a pilot program that would settle overseas trade with the Chinese currency instead of the US dollar.
  • Finally! You will soon be able to listen to songs you downloaded from iTunes anywhere you want.
  • GOOGLE Inc, owner of the world's most-used Internet search engine, won a lawsuit in China over its subsidiary's name and trademark in Chinese, ending an 18-month dispute with a local company.

 Media Spin

Sightseeing tower demolished for lack of fund
The 30-meter-high "Three Gorges Mingzhu Tower" in Chongqing's Wanzhou district, was blasted on January 5th. A lack of investment led to the demolishment of the half-built tower. News of this event has gained recent public attention.


  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven semi-finalists in the category of visual effects for this year's academy awards. He Black Knight, Ironman and Hellboy are among those set to fight it out for the coveted award.
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly set to adopt another Ethiopian child.
  • A new performance of "The Red Detachment of Women" has made its debut at the Paris Opera House. Performed by China's Central Ballet Company, it is one of the most well-known Chinese ballets in the West. The occasion also marks the first time the legendary opera house has hosted a performance based on the Chinese revolution.





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