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Beyond Beijing 2008-07-03
    2008-07-03 19:45:55     CRIENGLISH.com


Broadcasting Time: 14:00-17:00, 2008-07-03

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[Metro News]

  • Over 20 million items in the Beijing Olympic Village, including the super-long bed Yao Ming sleeps in and the chair Liu Xiang sits on, will go on sale after the sporting event ends in late August.
  • The China Advertising Association has officially released its newest set of self-discipline rules.
  • China's first inter-city express railway will undergo a one-month trial from July 1st on the line between Beijing and Tianjin, according to the Ministry of Railways.
  • Seven creative young artists have been honored for ideas that could invigorate traditional Chinese folk art.

[China's Champions] A Guardian of Tibetan Antelopes

The Tibetan antelope, a mascot of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, is an endangered species in Hoh Xil nature reserve in Qinghai Province.

[Chinese Studio]

  • How much is it?
  • Three yuan.

[Tour Tip] Yangling and Xianyang

Today, the Olympic torch continues its journey in northwest China's Shaanxi province in Yangling and Xianyang.

[Cultural Treasures] A Tour of Sanwei Bookstore

If you are a fan of literature, one place in Beijing can't be missed. The Sanwei bookstore. It's located right alongside the Chang'an avenue.


  • Rock and roll musician Dou Wei has been invited to score the Huayi brothers latest production "Li Mi's Guess," a love thriller starring "The Banquet" actress Zhou Xun.
  • The government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region has published this year's 79 appointments of Justices of the Peace (JPs), among which veteran entertainer Andy Lau was listed as a non-official JP.
  • Madonna, who starred in "A League of Their Own," a movie about a womens' professional baseball league, has been linked to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
  • The cast of upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight" are lobbying for their late co-star Heath Ledger to be awarded an Oscar.

[Strange News]

  • A British Airways jet was diverted after passengers thought they smelt poisonous gas, but it turned out to be a leak in a giant box of curry.
  • A father-of-five is desperate for help - because he is turning into a woman.
  • A Japanese firm has begun accepting reservations for couples who want to exchange their wedding vows in space.
  • More and more Australians are choosing rock songs instead of hymns for funerals, according to South Australia's largest funeral provider, Centennial Park.

[Real China] College Students' Salary Expectation

  • With the coming of July, more college students step into their career life upon graduation. Compared with last year, college students' salary expectations are shown to drop this year.


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