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    2010-06-29 17:22:49     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-06-28


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[Metro & Sports]

  • Heavy Rains Expected to End, Tough Work Continues
  • Contaminated Water Causes Food Poisoning in S.China School
  • Parents seek answers after children sickened by vaccines
  • Visitors to HK Pavilion at Expo top 1 million

[Real China] Sports May Change One's Life

Sports can make people healthy, achieve a perfect shape and even slow down aging. However, few people hold the idea that sports may have the power to change one's life. Volunteers of college students in Beijing have proved it. Through coaching children how to play basketball, especially the children of migrant workers, they find out that giving is much better than receiving.

[Showbiz News]

  • Jackson glove sold
  • China Avatar
  • Glastonbury and U2
  • Taiwan singer award

[Cultural Voyage] Building Houses with Wood

The Chinese love wood. Some of the most magnificent historical buildings in China have been constructed with the material. But when it comes to the modern era, most Chinese have little choice but to settle for cement structures. In the Urban Best Practices Area at the Shanghai Expo, the city of Vancouver brings wood into the limelight. An exhibition in its pavilion encourages visitors to explore the advantages of building with wood.

[Strange News]

  • An unidentified 73-year-old man living in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, who suffered from ongoing headaches and tinnitus went to extremes to relieve his agony when he used a saw to cut off a 40-square centimeter piece of scalp from the top of his head.
  • Britain's Norfolk District Council has banned the traditional barroom game of "dwile flonking" just as the inaugural "world championships" were to take place at the Dog Inn pub in Ludham, Great Yarmouth.
  • A disgruntled ex-employee in Wuhan, Hubei Province, stages a nude sit-down protest in front of a bus demanding that the local labor bureau help him get 450 yuan (about $66) from his former employer.
  • There may not be many reasons for visitors to stray to Rudnik, a tiny village in south-east Bulgaria, but once there they could be forgiven if they think they're seeing double..

[A Day in the Life] Running a Sweet Home for Instrument Lovers

She didn't go to college, but instead became a music specialist. She now owns half of a ten-square-metre musical instrument store, but dreams about turning it into the biggest Chinese traditional instrument business in Beijing. She is 28-year-old Jiang Yi, running a store that is seen as a sweet home for instrument lovers.
What a day of this instrument store owner is like?

[Hangout]  Japan Industry Pavilion Hangout

While the Japan national pavilion is attracting thousands of curious visitors every day, on the other side of the World Expo site is the Japan Industry pavilion, which is also eye-catching and thus attracting its fair share of visitors.
So what's so special yet different that's on display in this Japan industry pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo?
Nillah Nyakoa takes a look.



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