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    2010-08-04 09:36:33     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-08-03


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[Metro & Sports]

  • A new Foxconn Technology Group factory has begun production in Central China's Henan province, as the Taiwan high-tech giant moves its production facilities from South China to the inland.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to include the China Danxia Landform of the southeastern part of the country in the World Heritage List.
  • Shanghai has been conspicuously absent from a roster of Chinese cities engaged in a high-profile nationwide campaign against prostitution.
  • Horticultural officials in a northeast China city have been trying to save thousands of trees threatened by the effects of a long and severe winter.
  • The Confederation of African Athletics has announced that Nairobi will hold one of the Africa Golden Series meeting from next year once they secure sponsorship.
  • To tennis now: Second-seeded Li Na from China has defeated Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Danish Open WTA tournament.

[Real China]  Small cities are looking for the chances to take change

Every city has its own character. And every city is seeking chances to take on a new style. Shaoxing is such a city. With a rich historical heritage, the government is now trying to open a window for Shaoxing to the world. Through several international world events which have been held in Shaoxing, not only has the city become more beautiful, but the people there say they feel happier.

[Showbiz News]

  • US actor Charlie Sheen has been sentenced to 30 days in rehabilitation after he pleaded guilty to assault in a domestic violence case.
  • A film telling the story of an earthquake that devastated a Chinese city more than three decades ago has raked in 400 million yuan (US$58.6 million) in the Chinese mainland so far, according to the film's distributors.
  • US actress Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail after serving less than two weeks of a 90-day sentence.
  • Film director Feng Xiaogang has lifted the curtain on the sequel to his 2008 hit comedy "If You Are the One" in Sanya, in south China's Hainan Province.

[Cultural Voyage] Rebecca Hsu CTraditional Chinese furniture restorer

Born and raised in Beijing to a family who would rather she was a teacher than a business woman Rebecca Hsu has nevertheless made a great success of her traditional Chinese furniture restoration business.

Rebecca's love of traditional Chinese furniture has taken her from north to south, from east to west and beyond the Middle Kingdom, in search of antique furniture that she and her team have brought back to life with painstaking efforts.

[Strange News]

  • An exhibitionist who has been posting photographs of his private parts adorned with a yellow ribbon is being hunted by police in England. Police in Lewes East Sussex have seized several large images posted in car parks and close to schools. The posters, in color and black-and-white versions, show a penis with a yellow bow tied around it.
  • A family in Dalian, Liaoning Province, says it has been bedeviled for 20 years by mysterious fireballs.
  • A bear in the US state of Colorado took a car for a joyride after breaking in to steal a sandwich.
  • Rather than fining errant bicyclists, the Traffic Administration Bureau in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, has been rewarding law abiding ones. Polite cyclists have been receiving rewards of 500 yuan ($74) for stopping at red lights during July.

[Flexible Segment ] Wei Minzhi: Miracle's Girl

Twelve years ago, 13-year-old Chinese village girl Wei Minzhi became famous overnight for her role in director Zhang Yimou's film "Not One Less." Now she is a film student at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, pursuing her dream of becoming a director. Recently she came back to China to shoot her autobiographical documentary, called "Miracle's Daughter."



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