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    2010-08-10 08:34:33     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-08-09


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[Metro & Sports]

  • Government organizations and charities have been rushing tents, drinking water and other relief supplies to local residents after rain-triggered landslides hit a Northwest China county.
  • Chinese parents are facing a new baby formula scare, reminding people of the Sanlu scandal in 2008 when 300,000 babies were affected by melamine-tainted milk.
  • Shanghai residents are using online forums to urge authorities to pay attention to the number of empty apartments in the city and further control real estate prices in Shanghai.
  • A report of Best Employers 2010 has been unveiled with state-run enterprises topping the chart.
  • Ryan Lochte has registered his second consecutive victory over rival Michael Phelps at the United States National Championships with a gritty win in the 200 metres backstroke.
  • Talk with Paul Ryding on Sunday's football match in the Bird's nest.

[Real China] Xu Xiutang

At the Shanghai World Expo, diverse exhibits are attracting visitors from all over the world every day. In the Jiangsu Pavilion, a special teapot is especially remarkable among the handicrafts on display. It is a Zisha teapot called Leopard, made by famous Zisha teapot master Xu Xiutang. Today, let's learn the story of the artist.

[Showbiz News]

  • Pop star Robbie Williams and US actress and model Ayda Field have married at their Los Angeles mansion. They had been together for 3 years.
  • Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke has received a lifetime achievement honor from the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.
  • U2 frontman Bono has taken to the stage for the first time since sustaining a spinal injury earlier this year.
  • Taiwan actress Kwai Lun-Mei reckons her new film "The Stool Pigeon" is a landmark in her career.

[Cultural Voyage] Superstitious Much? Weird Beliefs Around the World

Almost every culture has superstitions, sometimes dating back hundreds or even thousands of years old and most of the time; no one really knows where they come from.

What is completely normal in one culture is perhaps curious, gross, hilarious or just plain stupid in the eyes of outsiders even though they are created to avoid waste, scare children or ward off bad luck.

[Strange News]

  • Police in Ohio, in the US, say they arrested a woman accused of drunkenly dialing 911 and telling dispatchers she was looking for a date.
  • A 22-year-old game designer in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, who became an orphan last year when his mother died of an unspecified illness, is looking for a couple to adopt him.
  • Japan is calling for a nationwide check on the whereabouts of its elderly residents.
  • We have theives' story again. This time, a foolish or a clever one? Let's find out.

[A Day in the Life] Taichi Master Liu Daiming

Taichi, or shadow boxing, is a unique Kongfu style in China. You may have seen it in the Oscar winning movie, 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', or many others featuring Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or Bruce Lee. The masters practice Taichi so expertly that I wonder if just anybody in China can also do it.

[Hangout] Ghost Street

Glowing red lanterns, lots of hungry people and plenty of restaurants serving various cuisines, this is Guijie Street C Beijing's most famous gourmet street.

Locals also know it as 'Ghost Street' but don't be scared. It's one of the best places to eat out in the city.



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