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    2010-06-21 19:03:30     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-06-21


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The number of Chinese mainland tourists traveling to Taiwan is expected to hit 1 million in 2010 after the January-to-May figure shot up 90 percent compared with the same period last year.
  • The Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province has welcomed the first group of international tourists to arrive since the disaster two months ago.
  • Torrential rains continue to pound southern China as disaster relief departments raised the emergency response.
  • The National Meteorological Center has issued a high temperature alert, warning hot weather will hit northwest and central China, with maximum temperature reaching 45 degrees Celsius.
  • Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have secured a berth in the knockout stage of the World Cup by slashing Cote d'Ivoire 3-1 in the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Graeme McDowell has edged out Gregory Havret by one stroke to become the first European to claim the U.S. Open golf title in 40 years.

[Real China] Australian Rules Football Comes to China

Many international sporting events have been enjoying increasing popularity among Chinese fans in recent years, including NBA games from the United States and tennis grand slams from around the world. Now Australian rules football has joined the trend. The Australian Football League is introducing football programs aimed at the Chinese youngsters and organizing exhibition games in China to expand its fan base.

[Showbiz News]

  • The Italian romantic drama "Kiss Me Again" has won the Golden Goblet for Best Film as the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival closed its curtains.
  • Chinese actress Jiang Wenli's directorial debut "Lan" has won the Best Asian New Talent Film award at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
  • The Chinese urban drama, Driverless, directed by Zhang Yang will hit local cinemas on July 2. It is about three love stories that are inter-twisted by a car accident.
  • Mainland veteran pop singer Na Ying has finished the Tianjin leg of her world tour. It's the first time the pop queen has held a concert in the city.

[Cultural Voyage] "Sisters" Exhibition at the Australia Pavilion

"Sisters" is one of the main media exhibits to be screened in the Australia Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo and features inspirational women from Australia and China.

Linked by common life experiences, these talented women illustrate the many strong connections Australia shares with China.

[Flexible Segment] China to Get a 'Mini Melbourne'

Want to taste Aussie food, like steak and lobster, take a sip of genuine Australian wine or maybe stroll through a green garden? Well, in the near future, Chinese people won't need to fly all the way to the other side of the Pacific Ocean; they'll be able to just go to Tianjin, a city neighboring the capital Beijing, to experience the Australian lifestyle.

[Strange News]

  • Motorists in the US state of North Carolina have been given an appetite boost by a new scented roadside billboard - which puts out the smell of peppered beef.
  • A cannon-wielding farmer from central China has transformed his home into a fortress of sorts to fend off government agents bent on taking control of his property.
  • A Russian billionaire has reportedly paid Lady Gaga a million dollars for a fleeting bit part in her new video.
  • Lao Gong, a duck farmer in Fujian Province has had his revenge on a 3-meter long python that killed about 30 of his ducks in two days.

[A Day in the Life] A Typical Day of a Restaurant Owner

32-year-old Wang Jun owns a Yunnan restaurant in Beijing called Sky in Line. Although he has lived in the country's capital for five years, he beams with pride whenever he talks about his home province of Yunnan in south China. What's a typical day like in the life of Wang Jin?

[Hangout] Brazil Pavilion with World Cup Focus

The theme for the Brazil pavilion at the Shanghai world expo is "Pulsing cities: Feel the Life of Brazilian Cities" and every part of football-crazed Brazil is pulsating to the beat of the World cup in South Africa.

The Brazil pavilion has incorporated the football theme throughout and Jules Page went to 'hang out' there in search of why football means so much to this South American nation.



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