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In the Spotlight 2008-07-02
    2008-07-02 20:50:05     CRIENGLISH.com

Hello and welcome to this weekĄŻs  In the Spotlight on China Radio International. IĄŻm your host Xiao Hua. Small theater have received a boost in recent years. Xixiaotang, or X-square Drama Studio has produced many market friendly plays, in which audience enjoy the actorsĄŻ theatrical talent in an intimate settings. In todayĄŻs program, weĄŻll go behind the stage and learn the groupĄŻs story of success.

Then letĄŻs take a walk along the ChangĄŻAn Avenue and pop into Sanwei Bookstore, China's first privately funded and operated bookstore and learn the uniqueness of the place. And lastly, weĄŻll enjoy some wonderful compositions combining the violin with elements of Chinese folk music. Please stay tuned.

 Xixiao Tang Drama Studio

In recent years, small theater plays have seen increasing popularity and have begun to take root. The theatrical group X-square Drama Studio produced many small theater dramas and most of them turned out to be big box office hits.


 Sanwei Bookstore

Sanwei bookstore gets its name from the favorite childhood subject of Lu Xun, the founder of Chinese modern literature. However, it is more than just a store or business venture; it is also a public space where minds meet ¨C a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. Our reporter Wu Jia takes you for a walk around the place.


The violin, the most commonly used member of the modern string family, plays an important role in the symphony orchestra. Even though the violin was not originally from China, it has spread in popularity among the Chinese people. Chinese composers have created many wonderful compositions combining the violin with elements of Chinese folk music.

That brings us to the end of this weeks  In the Spotlight. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed. You can log onto our website at www.crienglish.com to find out more about the program. Our email address is spotlight@crifm.com or drop us a snail mail at English Service China Radio International, Beijing, China. Post code 100040. IĄŻm your host Xiao Hua. WeĄŻll see you at the same time next week.



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