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    2010-08-14 15:48:48     CRIENGLISH.com
Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2010-08-13


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[Metro & Sports]

  • The Ministry of Health has announced a panel of experts has been assembled to probe claims that milk powder made by a Chinese company caused infant girls to grow breasts.
  • Parents in Wuhan, Hubei Province, are frustrated after LOCAL health authorities tells them their baby girls do not show symptoms of early puberty.
  • More than 4,000 Chinese children with AIDS have been invited to a summer camp co-organized by China National Committee for the Well-being of the Youth and United Nations Children's Fund.
  • Eight more people have been prosecuted for causing last year's deadly blaze at what was the newly-built China Central Television, or CCTV, headquarters.
  • David Beckham will reject the chance to make one final appearance for England.
  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul are having contract talks between the NBA and the players' union.

[Real China] Mental Help Online Forums Are on the Rise in China

Mental help online groups are steadily gaining in popularity among Chinese Internet users as of late. Often taking the form of online forums, these groups help to spread information about psychological problems and provide a platform for members to share their daily pressures and unhappiness.

Are these support groups effective when dealing with people's mental problems? What are some of the difficulties these groups face?

[Showbiz News]

  • Singer George Michael has been charged with possession of cannabis and driving while unfit through drink or drugs following an incident last month.
  • A music festival in Beijing sets the stage for a who's who of homegrown big bands and up-and-comers.
  • A woman accused of attacking Leonardo DiCaprio with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party in 2005 has pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Romantic film "Close to You" has premiered in Taipei and co-stars Ming Dow, Eddie Peng, Amber Kuo and Yuan Xinyu all attended the ceremony.

[Blog Bite] 

Three topics today including: China's famous comedian Guo Degang's controversy after his apprentice attacked a reporter from Beijing Television Station. Also, a report recently released by the State Information Office says broadband cost in China is high as compared to average incomes. But first, let's take a look at a recent food safety case that has caused quite a stir among the public.

[Flexible Segment] When Art Meets A Skateboarding Exhibition

Beijing is not only known as the capital of Chinese culture, it also plays host to foreign cultures from around the world, the latest import being skateboarding, an American street culture.

With a third of the country frozen for half a year, and millions of very cold and bored citizens, China has quickly developed winter sports such as ice skating. Now, all-weather skateboarding is making its grand entrance.

[Strange News]

  • Authorities in Mexico say a newborn baby girl declared dead by doctors revived inside her coffin during her wake.
  • Senior citizens who use the Hongshan Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, as a venue for their morning exercises, to play erhus and sing amplified Peking Opera and old Chinese Revolution songs have been asked to put a lid on it by zoo officials who say the "concerts" and other activities are seriously disturbing the animals.
  • In the US, Mike Morateck, 46, a self-described "man of science," won the Wisconsin County Fair's annual cricket-spitting contest recently with a hock and spit of 6.45 meters.
  • A keen-eared bus driver in Chengdu, Sichuan Province has honed his auditory sense to the point that he can literally hear the value of a coin when it clinks into his fare box.

[Flexible Segment] Overseas Students Return to China

Many overseas Chinese are flocking home in a marked reversal of the outgoing flow of the last thirty years.

It isn't just China's flourishing economy that is bringing them home, however. It is something much deeper, their yearning for closer social and cultural ties.



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