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Beyond Beijing 2008-06-26
    2008-06-26 21:06:47     CRIENGLISH.com


Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2008-06-26

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[Metro News]

  • An international architectural design competition for the so-called "Sun-lit Schools" was launched in Beijing Wednesday, to seek solutions for solar-fueled school buildings in the countryside.
  • Internet users in Beijing will have faster, easier access to the cyber world when the "wireless Beijing" program goes into full swing.
  • China's tallest building, to be built in Shanghai, will look like a coiled dragon, according to its designer.
  • Mobile phone subscribers in China soared to 592 million by the end of May, nearly half of its 1.3 billion population.

[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]

  • Please stand in line.
  • Don't push me!
  • Ladies first.

[Tour Tip] Taiyuan, the Capital of Shanxi

Taiyuan, once an important ancient military town located in the center of north China's Shanxi province and enclosed by mountains on three sides, is a city with a long history.

[Cultural Treasures] The 11th Beijing Music Festival Will Raise Curtain in October

A star-studded music festival in Beijing will showcase the best concerts and operas this autumn.


  • Chinese martial arts star Jet Li is among 105 film personalities who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, entitling him to help decide Oscar winners.
  • Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has got herself a toy boy.
  • Colin Farrell has sparked speculation he is married after he was spotted wearing a wedding ring.
  • Kylie Minogue has reportedly rekindled her romance with ex-lover Olivier Martinez - AGAIN.

[Strange News]

  • An Australian has been charged with driving his motorized wheelchair down a motorway while drunk.
  • A British ex-pat who's put his entire life in Australia on eBay has so far attracted bids of more than two million US dollars.
  • And a lawyer from Darlington in the UK has finally retired - after an amazing 72 years with the same firm.
  • A blacksmith in southern China has built a copper microcosm of the Forbidden City in his house.

[Real China] Design for Quality Life

  • As the "Largest Architectural Practice in Australia", Woods Bagot goes back 138 years. But it wasn't until the last couple of years that the company set foot on China's mainland. What has been the driving force behind this?


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