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    2010-07-19 20:18:00     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-19


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The Three Gorges reservoir is expected to face its biggest challenge since its operation, with a major flood brewing at the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.
  • China's National Development and Reform Commission or NDRC, the country's top economic planner, has released a tape recording containing evidence of mung bean price manipulation.
  • Villagers and herdsmen in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have been trying to cope with a significant crisis ever since their prairies began turning into sand.
  • A recent report reveals an ordinary family in Beijing would need to work for 25 years to save enough money to buy a 90-square-meter apartment.
  • Little-known Louis Oosthuizen has joined some of the legends of golf with a commanding seven-stroke British Open triumph at St Andrews.
  • World champion Valentino Rossi has capped his remarkable return to the MotoGP circuit by taking fourth place in his first race since breaking his leg six weeks ago.

[Real China]  Mandela Day

He has become a global symbol of the fight for equality, justice and acceptance. At 92 years of age, Nelson Mandela has become a role model throughout the world. Over the weekend, the world joined in observing Mandela Day, and cities like Beijing were not left behind either.

[Showbiz News]

  • Hong Kong singer-actress Sammi Cheng has brought her "Love Mi Concert Tour" to Shanghai, celebrating her 20 years as an entertainer.
  • The 35-year-old actor - who is dating model Bar Rafaeli - wants to start tackling different movie roles and doesn't think he should have to wait for parenthood until he can play a father on screen.
  • George Clooney has testified at a trial of three people accused of exploiting his name to promote a fashion brand in Milan.
  • Film director Roman Polanski has made his first public appearance, attending the Montreux Jazz Festival to watch his wife perform.

[Cultural Voyage] World Choir Games

A small city in southern China is receiving praise for its smooth and efficient organization in hosting the 2010 World Choir Games.Shaoxing, in Zhejiang province, is currently hosting more than twenty thousand competitors, including more than 400 teams from 83 different countries and regions.

[Strange News]

  • They have been credited with supernatural or paranormal properties since the days of ancient Egypt. Now the power of the pyramids is to be harnessed by Indian police in an attempt to cut road accidents.
  • When two 25-year-old women went separately to the Leo bar in Shenzhen's Futian district, Guangdong Province to celebrate Spain's World Cup victory, they found something even more exciting to cheer about.
  • Swimmers are being asked to keep their mouths shut at public pools in Austria in a bid to save money.
  • Veggie loving diners on a budget in Yonghe, Taiwan have a mysterious benefactor to thank for eight Sundays of free meals dished out by the 'Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant'.

[Flexible Segment] Exploring Mystical Tibetan Medicine with Bai Ma Wang Zha

Tibetan medicine is one of the world's oldest known medical practices. The practice of traditional Tibetan medicine is now widely respected in China and throughout the world. And in Qinghai province and the Tibet autonomous region Tibetan medicine is the way most people are treated when they become ill. So how can this centuries-old medicine cure diseases?

[Hangout] Switz Pavilion

Switzerland is a country famous for many things; watches, clocks, chocolate, mountains and even yodelling. So just what is the Switzerland pavilion at the ongoing Shanghai world expo showcasing and what are its main attractions?



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