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    2010-07-12 19:18:53     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-12


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[Metro & Sports]

  • China's Central Meteorological Station has warned rainstorms will again batter areas inundated by floods in central and east China in the coming days.
  • In a move to fight corruption, Chinese officials at the deputy county level and above are required to report their family members' jobs, as well as their family's assets and investments.
  • Turpan Airport in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has begun operations.

[Real China] Tengtou: Best Village in China
The village of Tengtou in East China was once a place with muddy roads and shabby houses; however, after a half century of transformation it is now a prosperous village recognized by the United Nations as being among its "World 500 Ecological Best villages."

[Showbiz News]

  • In his first ever China concert, Usher has entertained fans with some of his biggest hits over the years in Beijing's Wukesong Arena.
  • Chen Kaige's upcoming costume drama "Orphan of Zhao" has released some still-shots to show what the earliest Chinese play known to Europe will look like on the silver screen.
  • The 3-D version of 1997 Oscar-winning film "Titanic" directed by James Cameron is slated for release in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
  • It's never easy being a style trendsetter, opening yourself up for criticism from the world's fashionista. But for a four year-old, it might seem especially hard -- unless your mother is Angelina Jolie.

[Culture Voyage] Bayanbulak Swan Lake Equestrian Endurance Race Held in Xinjiang
The second Bayanbulak Swan Lake Equestrian Endurance Race was held recently at the Bayanbulak Grassland in Xinjiang's Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture. Horse riders from different areas both in and outside of China took part in the race. Adopting international rules for the first time, this race also pays close attention to the welfare of the horses. Zhao Jianfu has the details.

[Strange News]

  • It took 10 years and $252 million US dollars to build the world's most 'humane' prison in the world has opened on a gently sloping forest in southeastern Norway.
  • A 27-year-old man surnamed Liang in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, has successfully changed his given name, Jingjing (a girl's name meaning crystal) to the more masculine sounding, Kaiqiang.
  • A great-great grandmother says she has just celebrated her 130th birthday - making her the world's oldest person.
  • A 28-year-old man in a police uniform who stopped an overloaded truck in Zhengzhou, Henan Province and told the driver to pay a 1,000 yuan ($146) fine has been exposed as a phony cop by the driver.

[Flexible Segment] A Tibetan Conductor's Day in the Life
Fifty-year-old Bianba is the principal conductor of the Tibet Philharmonic Orchestra. As the only Tibetan conductor of a symphony orchestra in China, Bainba is committed to promoting Tibetan music to the outside world and introducing western music to Tibet. Ying Ying recently visited the conductor in Tibet.



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