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China Daily Video News September 25, 2009

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Hu in New York for UN meetings

President Hu Jintao said China would endeavor to cut its emissions by what he called a “notable” margin in the next 10 years while speaking at a climate change summit host by the United Nations in New York.

While in the United States, Hu also met with President Obama, and urged him to find new ways to avoid protectionism, after the US imposed a steep tariff on Chinese made tires.

General: Afghan strategy will likely fail

The top American general in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has warned in a confidential assessment that the United States could face failure in Afghanistan unless he sends more troops there and impliments a new strategy focusing more on winning over the country's civilians. For his part, President Obama has previously expressed skepticism that more soldiers there would do much good.

Liu Xiang returns

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang raced in the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix this week. He came in second, just the tenth of a second behind the race's winner. This was his first return to competition after he pulling out of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with an injury.

Anti-panda tirade of bat fan slammed

BBC wildlife expert Chris Packham touched off a controversy this week when he said on TV that Panda should be allowed to die out because, in his words, they have “gone down an evolutionary cul-de-sac.” He later denied hating pandas and issued an apology, saying, quote, “I love cuddly animals.”

Parade display of nuclear missiles

China's newest nuclear missiles will be on display during the country's 60th anniversary parade in Beijing, along with an arsenal of other weapons, 90 percent of which have not been seen in public before. The Chinese government emphasized, however, that the display is about showing off China's achievements, not intimidating the country's rivals.

All-star movie gives nation's history

Finally, "the Founding of a Republic" premiered to an enthusiastic reception in China this week. Featuring over 80 of China's most famous actors, the movie tells the story of the creation of the People’s Republic of China in the late 1940s. It set a new box office record in the country, with over 100 million RMB in sales in its first week.

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Beijing cheers up for the National Day

We leave you now with a brief look at what ordinary Beijingers are doing for the national day holidays.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

China Daily Video News September 25, 2009

About the broadcaster:

China Daily Video News September 25, 2009

Dan Chinoy is a reporter and editor for the China Daily's website. A graduate of Columbia University, he grew up in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dan has experience in Hillary Clinton's Senate Office in Washington, and Fortune Magazine in Beijing, the U.S. Consulate in Shenyang. Dan speaks Chinese, but not as well as he should.