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    2010-07-22 19:23:47     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-22


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The permanent population in Beijing has reached nearly 20 million which has put an increasing pressure to the citys already limited land and water resources.
  • Flight delays, traffic jams and the need for privacy have led China's super rich to travel by flying their own private planes.
  • Up to one million visitors, including thousands of visitors from the Chinese mainland, are expected to join the Hong Kong Book Fair.
  • Relocation projects have been suspended after two government officials were fired due to civilian protests in east China's Jiangsu Province.
  • Vuvuzelas were one of the biggest talking points of the 2010 World Cup, but the noisy horns are unlikely to take hold in British football stadiums in the upcoming season.
  • Pakistan have taken big steps towards leveling the two-Test cricket series against Australia after bowling out their opponents for just 88 runs in Britain.

[Real China]  Studies in China Bring Open Job Market to Foreign Grads
Finding a job as a graduate in a foreign country can be frustrating. But foreign students and recent graduates in China say the country is full of opportunities waiting to be explored. As a land of opportunities, China not only boasts a large job market, but also an environment with many options open for those who remain focused.

[Showbiz News]

  • The Chinese comic suspense film "Kill Paul de Octopus," about the well-known octopus known for his predicting abilities during the World Cup will open in China next month.
  • Directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark, the film "Detective Dee" is scheduled to open in cinemas on September 29th.
  • Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai's romantic drama "In the Mood for Love" and Ang Lee's martial-arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" have been listed as 100 must-see movies in the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • The Terminator is taking a few shots at the Road Warrior.
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wise-cracked about Mel Gibson, comparing him to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

[Cultural Voyage] Little Artists- Camp at Beijing Color Studio
With the weather in Beijing hot one minute and rainy the next, what better way to pass the time than by painting on paper or canvas, using Crayons and pastels? And if you're a youngster, why not unleash your inner creativity along with some other 5 to 8 year old children in Beijing?

That's just what a group of kids at Beijing Color Studio are doing over the next few weeks. As well as creating mini masterpieces, the youngsters are also busy learning other skills through these artistic mediums.

[Strange News]

  • A mechanic from the West Midlands has changed his name to 'Buzz Lightyear', to celebrate the release of the film 'Toy Story 3'.
  • A baboon from China has begun a world tour showcasing his gymnastic and dare-devil skills - the first to do so.
  • Russian beachgoers have reacted in bemused shock as a distressed donkey circled overhead attached to a parachute.
  • A 12-year-old boy with 12 fingers and 12 toes won't be having surgey to remove his extra digits - because they are not affecting the functions of his hands and feet.

[Bookshelf] Dear Andreas
YF: Welcome to our weekly segment "Bookshelf". Joining us in the studio is our colleague Damin, who reads alot in both English and Chinese. Which book will we discuss today?

Damin: Today I bring a collection of 36 letters and emails between a mother and son, entitled 'Dear Andreas'. It's a Chinese book of the communication between different generations and different cultures. It was first published in 2008.

[Trends Detective] Bollywood Dance At Ganges Restaurant
A trend among dining and chill out places here in Beijing is that many foreign restaurants are not only spicing up their foods, but also what entertainment you get to witness while enjoying your favorite dish. One such restaurant is the Ganges Indian restaurant right here in the heart of Beijing. For today's 'Trend detective' segment Nillah Nyakoa takes a closer look.



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