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    2010-07-28 17:38:57     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-28


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[Metro & Sports]

  • An income survey shows the average wage rise is 10.1 percent this year in big cities like Beijing Shanghai and Guangzhou.
  • A former Zhejiang province official has been on trial on charges of murdering his mistress.
  • Between 30,000 to 60,000 children are reported missing every year in China. And the Chinese police say it is largely due to increasing cases of human trafficking due to a large buyer's market.
  • Police in Zaoqiang County of North China's Hebei Province last Friday detained ten people for smoking in Internet cafes. The Xinmin Evening News reports that the police action has aroused heated discussion among the public.
  • Diego Maradona was given the boot as Argentina's soccer coach before he could resign.
  • It may be a new season but AC Milan full-back Gianluca Zambrotta believes there will be little change at the top of Serie A.

[Real China]  The Changing Lives of Foreigners in China

The last 10 years has seen a surge in the number of foreigners coming to China. Many of whom, once they arrive, decide to stick around for awhile and eventually settle here. Nillah Nyakoa takes a look at how life for foreigners has changed over the past decade.

[Showbiz News]

  • James Bond actor Daniel Craig will star in the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  • A press conference for the Chinese horror film "The Island" has just been held in Beijing.
  • Peter Carey, two-time winner of the Man Booker prize, is one of 13 authors to make the longlist for the 2010 award.
  • Tsui Hark's upcoming 3-D film "New Dragon Gate Inn" is likely to have a spin-off.

[Cultural Voyage] Locals Strive to Protect Swan Lake Area

Situated in Xinjiang's Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Bayanbulak Grassland is a great prairie boasting luxuriant verdant grass. The Swan Lake is a blue diamond embedded in the endless green of the Bayanbulak Grassland. Every year, flocks of swans return from the south to live and breed there, thanks to the local awareness of the need to protect this land.

[Strange News]

  • The days when a citizen could address the Boulder, Colorado City Council wearing only underwear may be over. The council will vote on new decorum rules soon, only months after a resident stepped up to a microphone in his boxers.
  • A man has arrived in Hangzhou by canoe after 44 days spent paddling along the Grand Canal from Beijing.
  • "Streak with me" was the plea of an unidentified 31-year-old man posted on the website of Dongguan Times in Guangdong Province. The ad said, "Because the weather is too hot and life is so boring, is there anyone out there who is willing to streak with me? I also welcome suggestions from anyone with previous streaking experience."
  • Individually, they are tall enough to turn heads. Together, the English couple, Wilco and Keisha van Kleef-Bolton are simply jaw-dropping.

[Expat tales ]

Many people come to China for academic, business or travel but few stay as long as Dalida Turkovic.

For many years now Dalida has worked in Beijing in the field of life coaching for individuals and organizations and she has a fascinating story to tell.

[Classics China] Jing Hu

Today we'll learn about Jinghu, one of unique Chinese musical instruments.



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