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Highlights from chinadaily.com.cn
Photo: Jets, moon probes, missiles dazzle Zhuhai Airshow.
Video: US military or reality TV? The world has grown seemingly obsessed with the story of General David Petraeus having an affair with the woman who wrote his biography. Petraeus stepped down from his role as director of the CIA, and has since been torn apart in the media. Granted, the guy made a bad choice. But now that the story is out there and he's out of his job, why do people still care so much? If you want drama, go watch reality TV.
Culture: Why is China called China? Porcelain china is the transliteration of the place name Changnan, which is today's Jingdezhen. As time passed, people in Europe forgot about the meaning of Changnan, and switched the original meaning to the place of its origin: China.
Bilingual:It has been reported that Michelle Obama is such a big fan of hit show Downton Abbey, that she turned to ITV bosses to try to get her hands on season three, ahead of its official release date in the United States.
Language tips: If the teacher says his students all gave him cookie-cutter excuses, he's saying that the excuses were all the same.
On China Forum
City Life: Recipe for an easy salad with sweet saltwater crab
Discussion: What do you think about China's global image?
(China Daily 11/17/2012 page2)