China Daily Video News September 18, 2009
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Riled Chinese tire-makers refuse to roll over
Last Friday US President Barack Obama announced a tariff of 35 percent on Chinese-made tires, arguing that the move was a necessary and legal response to a flood of Chinese tire imports. In response, the Chinese government has accused the US of protectionism and experts worry that the tariffs could spark a dangerous trade war.
Karzai defends vote, admits some bias
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has won an estimated 54 percent of the vote according to a preliminary tally in his country’s presidential election. The elections however were marred by widespread accusations of vote rigging and fraud, and these will have to be investigated before a formal result is announced.
Japan's new PM ready to 'change history'
Japan’s longtime opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama was elected his country’s prime minister on Wednesday, ending more than fifty years of nearly unbroken rule by the country’s Liberal Democratic Party. Hatoyama will travel to China in early October for a summit with Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak
Flowers decorate streets of Beijing
The Chinese government is continuing preparations for the celebrations for the country’s 60th anniversary, including by placing 40 million flowers across the city, and holding late night rehearsals for what will certainly be one of the largest parades in Beijing’s history.
China Daily launches Beijing section
Finally, we’d just like to note that the China Daily has launched a brand new Metro Section, which will be available online at www.chinadaily.com.cn and Monday to Friday in our regular paper. If you want to know what’s happening in Beijing, do check it out
We leave you now with a brief look at an uplifting new movie released for the first time in China this week. I’m Dan Chinoy, and thanks for watching.
A film dream of disabled fulfilled
On Thursday, the movie “My Dream” premiered in China. It focuses on a live stage performance that features dancing, singing, and musical instruments. The catch: all 104 performers are disabled in some way.
For instance, the art director of the troup Tai Lihua, who is deaf, read a poem. While a Xinjiang girl with broken legs sang from a wheel chair. A man with no arm danced. And Jin Yuanhui, who is blind, performed Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
These remarkable people are from the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troup, and they were featured at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games.
“My Dream” has not been released commercially, but will be distributed free of charge to any organizations who request a copy.
（英语点津 Helen 编辑）
About the broadcaster:
Dan Chinoy is a reporter and editor for the China Daily's website. A graduate of Columbia University, he grew up in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dan has experience in Hillary Clinton's Senate Office in Washington, and Fortune Magazine in Beijing, the U.S. Consulate in Shenyang. Dan speaks Chinese, but not as well as he should.