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The Week March 18, 2011

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The 10 million yuan dog

In the news this week is the Chinese man who bought the world’s most expensive dog. This red Tibetan mastiff cost his North China owner 10 million yuan. That’s a lot of money. But what other dog owners are saying is, hey, his dog can’t even dance.

Flash mob fever

It’s March, which means Flash Mob fever around the world. Friends get together and descend on shopping malls, on college campuses, in restaurants and in parks to surprise passers-by by suddenly breaking into dance routines.

There have been flash mobs in Sweden! In China! And in the US!

But here in Beijing, well, one Flash Mob fan just couldn’t seem to get a “mob” together this week.

Cool new gadgets

It’s time for this week’s look at Cool New Gadgets! This week, it’s a Panasonic Lumix FX77. It’s got a cool new feature called “beauty retouch.” The camera can take a picture and then make your teeth whiter, your eyes prettier and your skin beautiful. The makers think it will be perfect for people who want to post a picture on the Web that’s prettier than they really are. Does this camera really work? The Week investigates …

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week March 18, 2011

About the broadcaster:

The Week March 18, 2011

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.