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    2010-07-15 19:40:19     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-15


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The world's largest human resource counseling agent says fifteen Chinese mainland cities ranked among the world's most expensive cities.
  • The Chinese public is applauding for the order of tobacco-free schools imposed by the Ministry of Education and Health.
  • The wealthy are getting younger on the mainland, with an average age of 36, far below the average age of 48 in Hong Kong.
  • A series of Chinese made shampoos endorsed in TV commercials by kung fu movie star Jackie Chan reportedly contain a cancer-causing chemical.

[Real China]  Alexis Hooi
The second Bayanbulak Swan Lake Equestrian Endurance Race has been held recently at the Bayanbulak Grassland in Xingjiang. More than 100 horse riders attended the race. Alexis Hooi from Singapore is the only foreigner in the race. Now working in Beijing, Hooi has a great interest in horse riding and has taken part in various outdoor horse riding activities. Zhang Mengyuan talked to him in Xinjiang after he finished the endurance race.

World Choir Games
The 2010 World Choir Games will be officially launched this evening in Shaoxing in Zhejiang. There are currently thousands of competitors from all over China and the world in the small city. And Guanny Liu is at the Choral village, where she been chatting with the singers and watching rehearsals.

[Showbiz News]

  • Director Feng Xiaogang has defended himself against criticism of the product placements in his film "Aftershock" at it's Beijing premiere.
  • Actress Isabella Leong has given birth to twin sons.
  • The Chinese version of the film "High School Musical" will make its nationwide screening debut in August.

[Strange News]

  • We heard earlier this week about a dog running over his owner in a car, well.. here's something equally as strange.
  • A Chinese man has made a stunning Guinness world record by driving across two rows of bottled beers for over 60 metres in the Zhejiang province of Wenzhou.
  • A Canadian filmmaker has replaced his own false eye with a camera - to let the world see what he sees.

[Flexible Segment] "These Years in Taiwan": A home letter from Taiwan
Y: Welcome to today's "Bookshelf." As usual, we have our colleague XXX joining us. Hi.
X: Hi, Yunfeng!
J: So, what's the new book for this week?
X: This week I would like to introduce a book entitled "These Years in Taiwan" by Liao Xinzhong, who was born and grew up in Taiwan.

Making (Fashion) Sense in China
The last thirty years after the opening up of China coupled with the increase in textile production has led to a very unique and fiery taste for fashion culture that is being stoked by the latest generation of Chinese who are ready for anything.



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