28 Jul 2008



  The Olympic Games and YOU

  What will you be doing as the competitions begin? And how will this landmark event affect your personal and work life?

  As a nation we watched the official opening of the Olympic Village this past July 27th。 Television media is showing us pictures of Heads of state from around the world bidding farewell to their hopeful teams as part of the Chinese delegation are the first to check in。 Beijing is now in the world spotlight!

  I am in the pool of journalists who expect an unforgettable Opening Ceremony under the direction of China’s own brilliant Zhang Yimou。 All of us have our favorite events。 I wonder if the American men’s basketball team will win the championship this time。 Will our favorite winner of the 110 meter hurdles, Liu Xiang win the title for us because of the homeland advantage? And will this become the Olympic year where China beats out the U。S。 and Russian rival teams to take the most gold medals?

  We all have questions that can not be answered until the close of the games。 And the best part for Chinese citizens is that we don’t have to stay up late in order to watch the competitions live。 Unfortunately the viewing rate of Changzhou TV Station will drop drastically due to the Olympic frenzy。 Oh my!

  Everybody has their own reasons for watching the Olympic Games。

  My friends, what are your reasons? What victories and defeats do you expect? What will you do when your favorite events conflict with your work schedule? Do you think this Olympic year will go down in history as the most noteworthy?

  For lucky students out on summer holiday, they will be treated to this landmark event。 A bit advice – try not to keep your eyes glued to the TV screen all the time, come up for food and fresh air every once in a while。 (smile)

  I’m looking forward to your comments。

24 Jul 2008

Grateful locals bid farewell to heroic troops


Rescue work in Sichuan and other quake-affected areas is nearly finished. The remaining focus is now massive reconstruction.

According to an order signed, by Hu, the first group of 40,000 soldiers left on July 21st.

It was made clear in the order by Hu, that the soldiers and armed police deserved the countries highest praise for their rescue contribution.

All remaining forces will continue to concentrate on road repairs, residue clean-up and epidemic prevention, as directed by Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff – Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Vice Chairman Xu Caihou – Central Military Commission visited the residence of several military troops and saw off the departing soldiers and officers.

Xu used the heart-breaking, yet noble death of Wu Wenbin, a 26 year-old soldier with the Jinan Military Area Command, who gave his life due to massive blood loss in the lungs due to overwork in the quake-relief mission. His life and death was an example about the importance of contributing with your whole heart for the Party and its people.

Xu emphasized that the withdrawal of troops will be safe and orderly.

The remaining soldiers expressed their absolute determination to continue working hard toward the re-building of the new hometown for the quake victims.

By July 18th, it has been reported that the troops and armed forces had completed the amazing feat of repairing more than 14,800 kilometers of roads, installed 220,000 temporary shelters and relocated more than 1.4 million people.




22 Jul 2008

  Basketball stars protected


  Fans of Yao Ming hoping to catch a glimpse of their idol entering or leaving the Olympic basketball venue should get ready to be disappointed, as a senior security official said yesterday that the giant center will be kept well away from the crowds when he is not on court。

  Zhou Bing, deputy director of the Wukesong Indoor Stadium, which will host the basketball competitions, said four separate entrances will be used for spectators, press, athletes and officials。

  A police cordon(警戒线) will be set up several hundred meters from the athletes’ entrance to stop fans getting too close, Zhou told reporters yesterday, during a tour of the stadium。

  "If fans want to see Yao Ming or any of the other NBA superstars, they will have to wait until they are on court," he said。

  Cao Dongxiang, a senior officer with Beijing’s public security bureau, who is in charge of Olympic venue security, said that of the 28 sports being contested at this summer’s Games, just basketball and football have been given the highest security risk rating。

  These are known for attracting large numbers of passionate fans and will feature lots of big-name players, he said。

  During the Games, a total of 1,500 paramilitary and regular police, professional security guards and Olympic volunteers will patrol a 310,000-sq-m security zone, encompassing the basketball stadium and three nearby baseball fields, Zhou said。

  As well as the people on the ground, about 600 surveillance cameras will be used in the zone, and an infrared security system has been installed along the perimeter fence to detect intruders, he said。

20 Jul 2008
Come Play With Us!
There is an interesting game running through BLOG-LAND. My good friend “Peaceful Sky” sent me the following list of 20 questions that help describe your character. I found it to be entertaining. The rule of the game is to keep it moving by answering all BUT 1 question – instead you create your own question, then pass it along to another. All answers have to be entered in the blog.
I thought you might be interested in my answers will want to comment or participate.
新浪上的很多博客做着这样的点名游戏,被点到名的博主必须在博客里回答20个问题,被点到名的要在自己博客里写下自己的答案,然后去掉一个你最不喜欢的问题再加上一个你的问题,组成20个问题,传给其他人,偶很荣幸被好友”宁静致远的天空”点到名,现将这些问题拿来回答了一下,做完题目,下一个请好友Sunrobbi 回答。
1. How to define a BEST friend?
The first person that I think of when I had the happiest or the saddest time!
2、Which season do you like best? Why?
Spring, it is full of hope
春天 充满了希望
3、What if you were rejected by the person you like best?
Turn around and leave!
4、What place do you want to travel most? Why?
Too many places to name now.
5、What characteristic do you value the most in yourself?
I know when its time to think before acting.
6、What would you do when you are in a BLUE (sad) mood?
Play basketball (find top players to play with, it’s stimulating)
7.Do you believe true friendship exists between male and female?
8、What’s your realistic target for the next 5 years?
No comment!
9、How do you react when someone treats you with NO respect? Eye for an eye or ignore him?
Teach him how to respect others! Don’t ask me how!
10.What do you lack in your current life?
18 Jul 2008
   As another way to showcase China’s wonderful culture, one of the most important Olympic preparations being made has to do with FOOD. Many hotels in Beijing have been collecting data about favorite dishes of the heads of state, politicians and IOC officials.
Specialized kitchens have been created for some heads of state to provide western dishes prepared by their personal chefs. But in addition several Beijing hotels are launching new Chinese dishes, because they have discovered many foreign heads of state truly enjoy authentic Chinese dishes.
  • French President Sarkozy favorite Chinese dish: Fried Wonton dumplings
  • British Prime Minister Brown prefers: Pineapple Chicken
  • President George W. Bush enjoys: Beijing Roast Duck, Shrimp with Spicy Salt and Beijing Mutton Chops
  Interesting facts and comments:
    French President Sarkozy favorite Chinese dish: Fried dumplings
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