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Some open minds at China Radio International

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Not your daddy's state-owned website

There are a few interesting things going on at state-owned China Radio International's website:


- China's Online Celebrities A review and photo gallery, from Mu Zimei to Furong Jiejie

- Talk China
A forum that introduces itself thusly:

Is there a sweeter word in the English language than "Free"? It's all free on Talk China! Politics, money, sex, travel and anything about life. Don't hold back and be heard on Talk China!

In which you can find the following posts: Tibet discussion, Discussion about Tibet documentary

- Unrelated to the above, but worth noting: First Ever Volunteers Take off for Africa

Excerpt:

China sends its first batch of 12 volunteers to Ethiopia Thursday. It's the first time China has dispatched young volunteers to Africa. China sends its first batch of 12 volunteers to Ethiopia Thursday. It is the first time the country has dispatched young volunteers to Africa.

The 12 volunteers will stay in Ethiopia for half a year to help local residents develop the use of methane gas, improve physical education, develop information technology and upgrade medical treatment.

They will also teach people a little Chinese.

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