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Beyond Beijing 2008-06-25
    2008-06-25 19:26:15     CRIENGLISH.com


Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2008-06-25

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[Metro News]

  • Ten giant pandas from a breeding base in southwest China's Sichuan Province were evacuated on Tuesday to avoid threats from possible geological disasters after the May 12 massive earthquake.
  • Beijing started handing out buttons reading "to-be mum" to pregnant women in hope they would be protected in public places yesterday.
  • Shanghai parents are being urged to educate their children on how to tackle emergencies at home, after a new survey showed most children lacked the knowledge.
  • Studying at Swedish universities will no longer be tuition-free for non-European students.

[China's Champions] Chen Zhonghe, the Coach who Gives the Chinese Volleyball Team New Life

Chen Zhonghe, the head coach for the Chinese Women's Volleyball Team, is inspiring his squad to new levels.

[Chinese Studio]

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[Tour Tip] Yuncheng and Pingyao

Located in southwestern Shanxi province in north China, Yuncheng is known as the hometown of Guanyu, a famous general from the Three Kingdoms period.

[Cultural Treasures] Greek Sport Art on Show in Beijing

"The Mind and the Body" exhibition displays Greece's great Olympic spirit.


  • British heir to the throne Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are to live together in Clarence House, the prince's official residence, this September.
  • Pop star Britney Spears on Tuesday was granted in a court hearing overnight visitation rights with sons Sean Preston, twoa nd half years, and Jaden James, 21 months, who are in the custody of her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
  • Guy Ritchie is creating his own brand of whisky.
  • Actress Angelina Jolie is keen to consider a role in Sin City 2 - claiming she is intrigued with what director Frank Miller can come up with next.

[Strange News]

  • Town hall staff in a Poland town have put a chimp on the payroll as a tourism promotions inspector.
  • A two year old Dachshund called Guai Guai has become China's first wheelchair-pushing sausage dog, running underneath his owner's wheelchair pushing the foot rests with his front legs.
  • Hot on the heels of Kung Fu Panda comes Kung Fu Granny. Italian soldiers are being beaten up daily by a 77-year-old Japanese grandmother to toughen them up.
  • A fast-food restaurant in Beirut has adopted a terrorism theme to attract customers.

[Real China] Beijing Boutique Hotels Gear up for Olympic

  • Since the Olympics pushed hotel room rates in Beijing sky-high, more and more Olympics visitors are considering hostels and boutique hotels to meet their accommodation needs in August. Among them, Kelly's Courtyard is welcoming this trend with guarded optimism.


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