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    2010-08-12 08:44:53     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-08-11


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The Chinese authorities have begun an investigation into parents' claims that a brand of milk powder has caused a small number of babies to grow breasts.
  • A government-backed industry alliance is to further promote traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM ,throughout the world has been launched in Beijing.
  • A recent survey has found an overwhelming majority of people living in China's big cities feel lonely and overburdened.
  • An international horse racing event is going to be held in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on Aug. 28.
  • Argentina will be desperate to take out its World Cup anger on the Republic of Ireland in Wednesday's friendly in Dublin, according to Giovanni Trapattoni.
  • Chinese figure skating couple, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo will hold their wedding ceremony in the form of a skating performance at the Capital Gymnasium next month, and the highest price just for one ticket to the ceremony is 1,080 yuan, or nearly US$160, the Beijing Morning Post reports.
  • Roger Federer was not as dominant as Canadians fans might remember, but his performance Tuesday was still good enough to earn him a victory and maintain hope for a third Rogers Cup championship.
  • Tiger Woods has struggled to the worst 72-hole performance of his career, finishing an astonishing 30 strokes behind winner Hunter Mahan at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational.

[Real China] Skin Care Crisis for Foreigners in China

If a western or an African woman comes to China, she will often have a tough time finding the right products for her skin, especially when it comes to sun block products.

The strong presence of whitening agents in most Chinese beauty products is frustrating to many white women who like to get tanned and black women who want to keep their natural skin color.

[Showbiz News]

  • Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has written a theme tune for a new British Channel 4 sitcom.
  • Donnie Yen has landed the lead role in director Peter Chan's new martial-arts film "Wu Xia" (provisionally "Swordsman"), the Beijing Times reports.
  • Singer Rod Stewart is to become a father for the eighth time at the age of 65, it has been announced.
  • Are you a music festival fan? And will you be in or around Beijing later this month? If so, you can enjoy the Yanqing Tanglewood Music Valley in a suburb of Beijing.

[Classics China] Xiao

You are now listening to a Chinese traditional piece called Spring Rain, played by an ancient instrument, the Xiao.

[Strange News]

  • A Swedish man says hospital workers reported him to police after he got tired of waiting for treatment and stitched his own leg wound.
  • A cellphone customer who repeatedly demanded a "luckier" phone number from a shop vendor had his number come up when the irate salesman stabbed him in the chest with a fruit knife and killed him on the spot in the Chancheng district of Foshan, Guangdong Province.
  • A former Los Angeles mortuary employee has been convicted of defrauding insurers by staging a fake funeral and attempting to cover it up by cremating a mannequin and cow parts she placed in the casket.
  • Do you believe in UFO? Residents in Yuexiu distrct of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, say they saw a UFO in the skies this week.

[In Good Company] Amway Adapts Branding and Sales Methods in China

The name Amway stands for American Way. Anyway, Amway is a "door-to-door" selling company headquartered in the United States. It sells a variety of products such as health foods, cosmetics and cleaning supplies. Amway entered China in 1995. At that time direct sale was still a new sales model in China.

[Expat Tales] Ben Bravery

Ben Bravery has been in China for just three years but he's already made himself completely at home and established a scientific communication company.

As a trained scientist and zoologist Ben has made it his mission to spread the word about China's considerable recent scientific achievements to the outside world. Along the way he's also had the chance to help save endangered deer and work with giant pandas.



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