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The Week June 11, 2010

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Crazy Kisses

Who knew you had to be an acrobat to get kissed in China? That’s what the contestants looked like at a kissing contest this week at a modern shopping mall in the ancient city of Xi’An. For a prize of 888 yuan, the couples had to strike a pose, which resulted in the crazy kisses.

Center stage

How do you upstage a former famous member of the Beatles, and a US president? Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang was at center stage this month for a sing-a-long at the White House in the US. That’s Barack Obama, the US President , on one side and former Beatle Paul McCartney on the other, singing along to “Hey Jude.”

And by the way, parents, according to Lang Lang, he might want your children to watch cartoons. Lang Lang remembers when he was only two years old, watching the cartoon, Tom and Jerry. The episode was The Cat Concerto, which featured the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt. And that’s what made him want to learn to play the piano.

World Cup, China-Style

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is under way in South Africa, but what if you don’t have a ticket to get in, or an airplane ticket to get there? Well in Beijing, they can watch theWorld Cup on a big outdoor screen .And at popular bars like the Goose and Duck, they’re bringing South Africa to Beijing. How are they doing that? The Week investigates …

Waiting in Line

Yes, summer is here. And that means long lines. Not just at the 2010 World Expo under way in Shanghai, but also at popular tourist attractions around China. So how are tourists coping with the long lines? The Week investigates …

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week June 11, 2010

About the broadcaster:

The Week June 11, 2010

Renee Haines is an editor and broadcaster at China Daily. Renee has more than 15 years of experience as a newspaper editor, radio station anchor and news director, news-wire service reporter and bureau chief, magazine writer, book editor and website consultant. She came to China from the United States.