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The Week July 1, 2011

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Crazy cars

The big news in China this week is the battery operated wooden car. A young man and his father made the battery-operated car in Northwest China. He’s now offering to sell it for 150,000 yuan. I hope nobody smokes a cigarette while they’re driving.

Ugly dogs

There’s a new winner this week at the World’s Ugliest Dog contest. There was lots of competition at the contest held this year in California. But a 14-year-old dog named Yoda, part Chinese crested and part Chihuahua, won the big prize.

Here comes the ex-bride

A Chinese woman this month had what looked like a wedding ceremony. But it was a divorce ceremony. Friends and family members joined her to celebrate. What if you had a divorce ceremony and the ex-husband showed up? The Week investigates …

Extreme sports

Every summer, it’s time for extreme sports. There’s the extreme sports ironing competition in Japan. And a new ping pong game in which you don’t use a ball. You wear ear phones to “hear” when the imaginary ball hits the table. Our favorite is extreme toe wrestling. Look at those toes go. Let’s look in on a toe wrestling contest going on right now in Beijing …

(中国日报网英语点津 Julie 编辑)

The Week July 1, 2011

About the broadcaster:

The Week July 1, 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.