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Beyond Beijing 2008-07-02
    2008-07-02 20:59:04     CRIENGLISH.com


Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2008-07-02

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[Metro News]

  • Entry and exit inspection authorities in Beijing said that a new regulation, whereby international airlines must provide them with Advance Passenger Information (API) before arrival, took effect on Tuesday.
  • A 72-year-old woman in Beijing's Chongwen District made a 1.5-meter-long "Olympic Dragon" with waste paper from outdated magazines to welcome the upcoming Games.
  • The Shanghai Public Sanitation Bureau is going to make a clean sweep of illegal street vendors with a new digital map service.
  • The world's largest security software provider, Symantec Corporation, was ordered to pay a compensation of 248 Yuan or 36 US dollars to a Chinese lawyer.

[China's Champions] Wang Xu, First Olympic Champion of Women's Freestyle Wrestling

Wang Xu was the first Chinese athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling.

[Chinese Studio]

  • What time is it now?
  • Half past six.

[Tour Tip] Yan'an, the Cradle of Chinese Revolution

Known as the cradle of Chinese revolution, Yan'an is underscored by its role as the headquarters of China's war effort against Japanese occupation.

[Cultural Treasures] Culture 'Non solo Napoli', to Experience Naples in China

After seeing Naples, it is impossible to be sad again-- Goethe.


  • Hong Kong actress Anne Heung, the top Miss Hong Kong in 1998, has quit her career in the entertainment circle and become an office lady in Shanghai instead.
  • Amy Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil has been writing X-rated love letters to a female jailbird he has never met.
  • Pharrell Williams is splashing out hundreds of thousands of dollars on new skin. The producer has grown bored of the numerous tattoos etched onto his body so he is paying a firm to grow him replacement skin in a test tube, which they will then stitch over his old permanent markings.
  • Angelina Jolie, who is expecting twins with partner Brad Pitt, has checked in a French hospital to be kept under doctors' surveillance and get some rest before she gives birth.
  • Sir Ben Kingsley has attacked Hollywood for exploiting its young stars.

[Strange News]

  • An artist who won the Turner Prize with lights that switched on and off has unveiled his latest work - runners sprinting through a gallery.
  • A Chinese man who set up an online business selling dead mosquitoes says he's received 10,000 orders in just two days.
  • A learner driver crashed halfway through his test - but still passed.
  • Firefighters have splashed out on a miniature plane in a hi-tech bid to try to catch arsonists in the act.

[Real China] International Journalism Students Cover the Beijing Olympics

  • Sheffield Hallam is the only university in the UK to send journalism students to collect flash quotes from competitors and their coaches after each sporting event during the Beijing Olympics.


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