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    2010-07-02 17:30:46     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-02


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[Metro & Sports]

  • Plan to merge Beijing districts approved
  • Tibet's fourth civil airport opens
  • Six Children Drowned in East China
  • First sex photo case won in court
  • Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams has charged into her sixth Wimbledon final where she will now play Russian Vera Zvonareva for the title.
  • It's confirmed. Yao Ming IS returning to the Houston Rockets. The 2.23-meter tall All-Star centre says he's picked up his player option for next season, the last year of his five-year contract.

[Real China] Chinese Versions of Groupon Get Popular

The social network site Facebook has a Chinese version called Kaixin.com. "Twitter" also has a Chinese microblog version. And this time, it's Groupon's turn to be transplanted into the Chinese market. In the last few months, hundreds of 'deal-of-the-day' websites have been appearing online and are gaining popularity among young people. How are groupon-style websites developing in China?

[Showbiz News]

  • Jay Chou is promising to usher in a new era of music with his The Era 2010 World Tour which he's set to perform at the Beijing Workers' Stadium.
  • Taiwan star Jerry Yan has returned to the limelight with a biography.
  • Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen and the entire cast of "The Lost Bladesman" have held a press conference in Beijing to promote the film.
  • Fans are over the moon about "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which pulled in 68.5 million USD in its first day to set a new record for a movie debuting on a Wednesday.

[Cultural Voyage] Blog Bite

For today's show I picked three hot topics C Should we impose a tax on online businesses in China? Should civil servants be rewarded for being clean?

But to start, let's talk about the media's hype over top scorers of the national entrance exams.

[Strange News]

  • Farmers claim that performing William Shakespeare's plays to cows can help them produce more milk.
  • A would-be thief in Lanzhou, Gansu Province has become a life saver instead after giving heart medicine to the elderly woman whose home he had broken into.
  • Police in Manchester, England, are seeking a hoax caller who has dialed emergency services more than 3,000 times to sing rap songs to dispatchers.
  • Some 2,175 students at Changchun University in northeastern China have set an unusual world record. They have surpassed the last world record for the number of fountains created by dropping mint sweets inside bottles of Coca Cola.

[Flexible Segment] Enthusiastic Chinese World Cup Fans Ready for Quarter Finals

Some abroad may assume that because China's football team didn't qualify for the 2010 World Cup, this would dampen the enthusiasm that Chinese fans have for the internationally renowned sport. In the big cities at least, it appears that nothing could be further from the truth.

This year's World Cup, espoused with innovative technology and a completely unpredictable group stage round, has led to unprecedented exposure in China.



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