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The Week July 2, 2010

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China wins!

China wins in soccer! No, this is not a story about the World Cup. This is a story about China winning a soccer match at this month’s Humanoid Robot Olympic Games. It was held in the city of Harbin, and college students from around the world entered their robots. Guo Weichao, a computer science student at Harbin Institute of Technology, won the contest after his robot scored the most points in a penalty shoot-out. Go China!

The World Cup of Cola

How about a World Cup of Coke? Chinese students this month set a new world record for the most cups of coke they could turn into giant fountains – all with the help of a package of mints. It’s a popular summer pastime, creating messy fountains by inserting Mentos mints into the cola. But the challenge at this year’s contest was: Is it better to funnel the mints into the cola with a piece of paper or to use mints on a stick? The Week investigates.

Let’s fake it!

Apple rang up more than $1.7 million in sales of its latest iPhone, the iPhone 4, in the first three days on the market – setting a new record in the mobile phone industry. But what if you don’t have an iPhone 4, or even an iPhone 3Gs? Here’s the latest summer fad: Fake it.

Shhh! Pandas napping

Have you ever come back from a big lunch on a warm summer day, and just wanted to take a nap? Pandas at the Shanghai Zoo were spotted by the London Daily Mail eating a big bamboo lunch, and taking a big nap afterwards.

Let’s Go Expo!

But who has time for a nap with the 2010 World Expoin Shanghai under way ? It’s time for our weekly segment: Let’s Go Expo! There are so many things to do, and so many things to see. Here’s this week tip on how to make the most of your trip when you Go Expo!

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week July 2, 2010

About the broadcaster:

The Week July 2, 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.