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    2010-07-26 17:39:36     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-26


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[Metro & Sports]

  • An oil plant has caught fire in Huizhou, South China's Guangdong province, following the pipeline explosion in Dalian city in the north of the country.
  • The minimum monthly and hourly wages in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been increased.
  • Police has arrested a top manager at the embattled Chongqing Hilton Hotel over various allegations, including links to mafia activities.
  • A report, on the unidentified flying object that appeared near Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport earlier this month, says there is no evidence showing the UFO was related to extraterrestrials.
  • Ferrari has been fined $100,000USD after Fernando Alonso kept his world title hopes alive with a controversial victory in the German Grand Prix, though the result was allowed to stand.
  • Iran's Hossein Askari has been crowned the overall champion of the 2010 'Tour de Qinhai Lake' in China's Qinhai province.

[Real China]  Soaking up Summer Camp Chinese 101

This summer around Beijing, there are a wide range of camps that both Chinese and foreign students can partake in, either for academic enrichment or for fun.
While Chinese students spend their days trying to learn as much English as possible, foreigners are busy scribbling down thousands of Chinese characters as they attempt to cram in as many as possible before returning home.

[Showbiz News]

  • A Chinese person has been killed in a mass panic during the love parade, a techno music festival held in the western German city of Duisburg.
  • The 6th Culture and Arts Festival of Songzhuang will run from September 10 to October 10 with the theme "Crossover."
  • A Chinese romantic fantasy film, "A Land without Boundaries", is set to start shooting in Shanghai this September.
  • With a deep love for Chinese history, culture and landscapes, Wang Qicheng, one of the most popular illustrators in China, has recently devoted himself to interpreting elements of the country in his own unique and humorous way.

[Cultural Voyage] World Dance Gala

The world gala dance was the event that got Beijingers dancing to music and learning new steps from different parts of the world recently. It was a chance for people in Beijing to enjoy the art of movement, while at the same time tasting and enjoying different foods from around the world. Nillah Nyakoa attended the event to bring us this report.

[Strange News]

  • Two escaped lemurs have been returned to an Austrian zoo after embarking on a week-long crime spree.
  • An irate woman has been raising a stink in her Fuzhou, Fujian Province community by pouring fish guts on the remains of her balcony fence which had been destroyed by community workers after neighbors complained it blocked their sunlight.
  • A group of divers exploring a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea have found bottles containing what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne, made in the late 18th century.
  • A traffic accident has changed a teenage girl into a mustached woman.

[Flexible Segment ] A rickshaw driver in Shaoxing

Nowadays people are getting used to taking buses or taxis to get around. But in some small and medium-sized cities in China, there is another option, taking a rickshaw.
Meng Xueqing, who is now in his fifties, is a rickshaw driver in Shaoxing, a small city in East China's Zhejiang Province. Let's follow XX to experience a day in the life of rickshaw driver Meng Xueqing.

Nanjing road hangout

It's one of China's busiest pedestrian shopping streets, and is considered a must-see metropolitan destination.

Shanghai's Nanjing Road, being one of the earliest shopping streets in Shanghai, has a lot for visitors to take in. In addition, it is connected to the bund, a spot that provides a great view of the city of Shanghai.



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