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    2010-07-13 19:40:57     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-13


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[Metro & Sports]

  • China's most populous province, Henan, is to become the first province with more than 100 million permanent residents.
  • China's floating population remains at more than 200 million and has become the main source of the county's expanding urban population.
  • China has rescinded a rule which required online service providers to obtain a special license before launching any interactive online platforms like forums and chat rooms.
  • The Beijing municipal government is planning to invest hundreds of millions yuan this year to support 300 public welfare projects proposed by social organizations.

[Real China]  First Ethical Trade Fair Held in Beijing
"Ethical trade" is a new term in China. It's a kind of business activity that attempts to be socially and environmentally responsible. A showcase bazaar of "ethical-trade" products, billed as Beijing's first, was featured at the Chinese capital. Let's follow Zhang Ru to find out how the fair works.

[Showbiz News]

  • A press conference for the film "Hai Shen 003" which is "Poseidon 003" has been held in Beijing to announce that the movie will start filming in September.
  • Disney is set to bring magic to Beijing at the Poly Theater with "Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales."
  • Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt still 'love' the idea of having more children. But Jolie says that she and Pitt currently have no plans on expanding their family.

[Culture Voyage] From Nomads to Farmers
Located in Xinjiang's Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, the Bayanbulak Grassland is the second largest grassland in China, and is the home to a group of ethnic Mongolian people who are still leading a sheep and cattle raising lifestyle on the grassland. However, to protect the ecological environment, the local government has been carrying out a policy to re-locate many of these nomads off the grassland, and they are now living totally different lives.

[Strange News]

  • A lock of hair cut from Napoleon Bonaparte's head after he died has sold for $13,000 US dollars at a recent auction in New Zealand.
  • A street vendor from Hebei Province was chased by a water buffalo while selling steamed buns in Wuhan, Hubei Province, his red hat and uniform apparently the reason for the animal's charge.
  • A woman who performed a striptease on top of Australia's giant red rock 'Uluru' has prompted a renewed call for people to be banned from climbing the important indigenous site.

[Flexible Segment] Zhang Zhaoying, from Taiwan to Zhejiang
As a businessman from Taiwan, Zhang Zhaoying once traded in saplings in Haining, in Zhejiang Province. Inspired by its mild climate, unique landscape and hospitable residents, he decided to start an eco-farm to promote recreational agriculture and his hometown Hakka cuisine. Yingying has more.



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