23 Sep 2008


Dear Netizens,


  I am here to recommend the special edition of English News on September 21st in the archived news program。 Hope you enjoy it! Your comments are welcome, Thank You!

11 Sep 2008


  Mid-Autumn Festival




  The 15th day of the 8th lunar month

  The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, around the time of the autumn equinox(秋分)。 Many referred to it simply as the "Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon"。

  This day was also considered as a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain had been harvested by this time and food was abundant。 Food offerings were placed on an altar set up in the courtyard。 Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, pomegranates(石榴), melons, oranges and pomelos(柚子) might be seen。 Special foods for the festival included moon cakes, cooked taro(芋头)and water caltrope(菱角), a type of water chestnut resembling black buffalo horns。 Some people insisted that cooked taro be included because at the time of creation, taro was the first food discovered at night in the moonlight。 Of all these foods, it could not be omitted from the Mid-Autumn Festival。

  The round moon cakes, measuring about three inches in diameter and one and a half inches in thickness, resembled Western fruitcakes in taste and consistency。 These cakes were made with melon seeds(西瓜子), lotus seeds(莲籽), almonds(杏仁), minced meats, bean paste, orange peels and lard(猪油)。 A golden yolk(蛋黄) from a salted duck egg was placed at the center of each cake, and the golden brown crust was decorated with symbols of the festival。 Traditionally, thirteen moon cakes were piled in a pyramid to symbolize the thirteen moons of a "complete year," that is, twelve moons plus one intercalary(闰月的) moon。

8 Sep 2008


  Movies entertain and inspire us!




  Movies are one of the most popular forms of entertainment in cultures all around the world。 I was talking to friends the other evening, and we talked about some of our favorite movies of ALL TIME。

  Here’s my list:

  Kongfu Panda, Red Cliff (赤壁),Crazy Stone, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Warrior(木乃伊归来3), Shi Quan Jiu Mei (十全九美),Hancock (全民超人),speed racer (极速赛车), The forbidden kingdon (功夫之王),Lust and Caution (色。戒),Wanted (刺客联盟)

  My friend gave me his list:

  I am Legend, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, Power of One, Roman Holiday, Pursuit of Happiness, K-Pax and all the James Bond movies。

  What are some of your favorite movies? And why do you like them? Do you prefer ACTION, DRAMA, COMEDY, or LOVE STORIES?


  你喜欢什么题材的电影? 动作片,戏剧类,喜剧还是浪漫片?为什么?请加入我们的讨论!

  以上是我列举的一些中外电影名单,请参考。 Thank you!


3 Sep 2008



  My enterprise in Changzhou




  Changzhou citizens are seeing more and more foreigners riding BRT, shopping at the local markets, eating at neighborhood restaurants and strolling through our parks。 Much of this is due to the recent increase of foreign funded enterprises。

  Changzhou Television Station (CTV), in collaboration with the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government launched a survey of some different businesses to find out specifically WHY foreign companies were attracted to Changzhou。 I was privileged to meet many interesting leaders and I think you will enjoy what they had to say about Changzhou。

  Man Turbo Company LTD

  Managing Director Dr。 Martin Z。 Wilderer was my first interview and had an impressive physical presence。 He was tall, handsome and very easy-going。 He explained that his company was looking forward to their Grand Opening this coming November。 When asked why Changzhou was selected as the site for their company, he responded with a big grin, “Changzhou has a great geographical location and the outstanding support of your local government made it an easy decision。”

  Bosch Rexroth Changzhou Company, LTD

  Director of Finance & Material Management, Karin Gilges was a familiar foreign business person in Changzhou。 She has been working in the city for 3 years and some of you may have seen her sending out a televised New Year’s greeting last year at the annual party hosted by the Changzhou Municipal Government。 Her opinion through a woman’s point of view spoke to the practical side of living and working in our city。 She spoke about the convenience of city services and the friendliness of her neighbors in the community she lives。

27 Aug 2008


  British netizens comment on "London 8 Minutes"




  The following are the British netizens’ comments on the "London 8 minutes" performance at the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games。 They are just comments, not representing views of all British people!

  下面是英国人在BBC评论“伦敦8分钟”的帖子,转过来给大家共享,娱乐一下! 需要说明的是这些可能只是部分英国网友的看法,并不能代表全部英国人的观点。

  A beautifully organised Games all around, then Boris appears, jacket undone, looking like a drunk who gatecrashed the party, what an embarrassment


  Replicate it, we don’t have a chance it hell。 For one thing we’ll be lucky to find 1% of the volunteers from Beijing。 Perhaps all the people claiming on benefits should be forced to volunteer !!!  Smith, London


  Oh my the Chinese will be a hard act to follow。 What a shambles the British effort was, very embarrassing indeed。 A double decker bus, beckham, an xfactor winner, a sweaty aging rock star, dancers with umbrellas throwng newspapers everywhere。 I guess a good symbol of modern day Britain。 I fear our efforts will always be second class to China。 This might show new labour off for what they are and what they have done to our once great country


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