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The Week: June 25, 2010

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Heat wave

Yes, it’s that time of year in Beijing, when temperatures start climbing in the summer. So what do people do to cool off? Fashionable women carry parasols to hide from the heat, while some Chinese men show us their bellies to keep cool. And who doesn't want to jump into the cool water?

If it’s any consolation, there are places hotter than Beijing at this time of year. In the US state of Texas, it can climb past 40 degrees Celsius -- that’s over 100 degrees Fahrenheit -- and stay that way for weeks. At Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q in Beijing, you can find lots of Texans. So when it comes to summer heat in China, the Week decided to go ask the experts – from Texas.

World Cup crazies

When it comes to the World Cup, the craziness just won’t stop.

Here’s Argentina on the practice field with way too many balls in play.

And here’s someone with too many Lego toys recreating the World Cup game between the US and England

And here’s a pub quiz in Beijing, At Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q, it involves all the same thing, the World Cup.

Great summer jobs

Of course, there are plenty of people who are looking for jobs when they’re not staying up late to watch the World Cup in this tough economy. This week’s winner featured on chinasmack.com is a job call hotel test sleeper. This woman earns 10,000 a month for staying at hotels, checking out the beds, seeing how the air-conditioner works, seeing how the other appliances work. Where do we apply?

Rockin’ robots

South Korea is gearing up for its International Robot Contest in October.This month they said they will offer prizes for those who bring robots who can perform Tai Kwon Do, a traditional Korean martial art.

But for France, it’s more about dancing than fighting.

At the 2010 World Expo under way in Shanghai, France celebrated its national pavilion day this week with 20 dancing robots. Let's check out the cool move.

You can see the dancing robots next month and again in the fall at the Shanghai Expo.

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week: June 25, 2010

About the broadcaster:

The Week: June 25, 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.