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2010-07-01
    2010-07-01 19:30:26     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-01

      

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[Metro & Sports]

  • Real Name Registration for Online Shops Starts
  • Google not on mapping list
  • Gay man sues over blood donation
  • China UnionPay cards now accepted in Taiwan's ATMs
  • Roger Federer has crashed out of the Wimbledon tennis grand slam, going down to Czech 12th seed Thomas Berdych who clinched a stunning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over the defending champion in the quarter finals.
  • Brazil remains favourite with bookmakers to win an unprecedented sixth world cup. European champion Spain is next, followed by Argentina. Then comes Germany and The Netherlands with Uruguay, Paraguay and Ghana rounding out the favourites list.

[Real China] Mercedes-Benz Star Fund Donates Music Classrooms For Kids

Students from more than 120 Hope Primary Schools across China will soon have specialized music classrooms fully equipped with a variety of musical instruments. It's all thanks to a charity fund established by German automaker Mercedes-Benz.

[Showbiz News]

  • Renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige's latest film "Orphan of Zhao" has released its first poster.
  • A South Korean actor and singer who rode the wave of Korean pop culture in Asia has been found dead at his home in Seoul.
  • Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung will star with Tony Leung in Derek Yee's new film which will begin shooting next February.
  • Tiger Woods is once again in the news with the breaking update that Elin Nordegren is set to receive $750 million from the divorce settlement.

[Cultural Voyage] Qinghai Tibet Railway

Today marks the 4-year anniversary of the Qinghai-Tibet railway. Our colleague Yingying is taking a train from Xining to Lhasa, which are the starting and ending points of the Qinghai-Tibet railway.

[Metro World]

Cambodian officials have drafted a document to award a "clean city standard" to aspiring towns and villages as a method for boosting international tourism.

Australian cities offer the best value for the money for expatriates working in the Asia-Pacific region and Canberra is a standout among them, according to a survey by an international investment firm.

In New Zealand, smoking will be banned in all prisons beginning next year according to its government.

[Strange News]
  • A flying car is set to go into commercial production after manufacturers were given the green light by US aviation officials.
  • China's 'People's Liberation Army' has promised to help its soldiers find love after a new rule banned troops from internet dating.
  • A Cambridge schoolboy has converted two budget vacuum cleaners into a Spiderman gadget which helps him scale walls.
  • A Chinese man plans to swim 750 miles along the Changjiang River to visit the Shanghai World Expo.

[Bookshelf] Genius Left Insanity Right

This book actually is based on the real stories of psychiatric patients. Between 2004 and 2008, the author Gao Ming interviewed more than 100 psychiatric patients in China, and collected about 40 stories for this book.

[Trends] Football spots

It's a month full of football action with fans all over the world and Beijing is no exception.

The World Cup is set to come to a close soon, and many people are still spending their evenings watching games in different spots throughout the city.

 
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