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    2010-07-29 17:41:31     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-07-29


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[Metro & Sports]

  • A Beijing-based business newspaper has pledged to stand firm in defending one of its journalists who became a fugitive from the law following his whistle-blowing investigative report of insider trading by a Shenzhen-listed battery manufacturer in east Zhejiang Province.
  • The Ministry of Health says hepatitis C infections have surged in China in the past few years.
  • Spring Airlines, a Shanghai-based private budget airline, has launched its first international flight to Japan, marking the low-cost airline's entry into the international market.
  • News that one of the Beijing Zoo's pandas had died wasn't released to the public until more than 20 days after its death, the Beijing Times reports.
  • Diego Maradona has accused Argentina football chief Julio Grondona of lying and team manager Carlos Bilardo of treason in a bitter attack on the two men he insists plotted his downfall.
  • China says there will be no repeat of the under-age scandal which ultimately saw a Chinese gymnast lose a bronze medal she won at the Sydney Olympics.

[Real China]  Chinese buildings in Samoa

Samoa is a small island country in the South Pacific Ocean. As one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world, its name is probably unfamiliar to many Chinese people. However, to Samoans, China has long been an old friend. Primary school buildings, sports facilities in the capital's Apia Park, government office buildings, and the soon to be built Samoan hospital are all symbols of China.

[Showbiz News]

  • Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined veteran singer Aretha Franklin on stage to perform at a charitable gig.
  • New mother Zhao Wei says that she is unwilling to be a housewife, and is resuming her film work in two months.
  • She is known for a rebellious streak that led to drug-taking, family drama and a very complicated love life. But Angelina Jolie's wild ways are the result of her mother abandoning her when she was a baby C thats according to an explosive new biography by Andrew Morton.
  • Director John Woo became the first actor to sign on for "Jian Dang Wei Ye," a film commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. Filming will begin next month, sohu.com reports.

[Cultural Voyage] Grade Four started after the college entrance exam

After the college entrance exam, when many students wait for the admission notice from their chosen university, a select few make the decision to return to the last year of high school so that they can attend the next college exam. However, they do so not because they have not been accepted by any college, but because they want to attend a key university.

[Strange News]

  • A California man who bought a purported Frank Sinatra shirt at a garage sale for $5 says it has been verified as belonging to the late Rat Pack crooner.
  • A young man surnamed Wu, living in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, tried to cure his health problem with a kiss.
  • A laid off paramedic who turned to delivering pizzas to make ends meet is credited with saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest just as a pizza was delivered to his door.
  • A 13-year-old 400-kilogram pig in Cenxi, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region owes its long life to an inadvertent life-saving deed it did in 1997.

[Bookshelf ] I Would Die if I Couldn't Travel

Today we are talking about a book related to travel. It's entitled "I Would Die if I Couldn't Travel," telling about a Japanese's experiences traveling around the world.

[Flexible Segment] The Unstoppable Force of Wushu Master, He Jingde

He Jingde is returning to China this August to take part in the 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games. These games, starting on August 28 and featuring 13 combat sports and martial arts, will serve as a good warm-up before he heads to the Asian Games in Guangzhou this fall.



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