澳大利亚泳将沙利文已成为世界上游得最快的人，他昨天在悉尼进行的新南威尔士游泳锦标赛男子50米自由泳比赛中，游出21秒56的成绩，一举打破了俄罗斯名将波波夫保持了近8年的世界纪录。 新南威尔士游泳锦标赛是在悉尼奥林匹克水上中心进行的，昨天比赛时现场观众并不多。来自西澳珀斯的沙利文赛前状态一般，人们预料他最多只能打破他自己保持 的男子50米自由泳22秒的澳大利亚全国纪录，不料他最终将波波夫2000年6月在莫斯科创造的世界纪录提高了0.08秒。 当沙利文触壁，计时牌显示他的成绩时，只有教练们意识到这个成绩的意义，不要说现场观众，就是沙利文自己也没有反应过来。沙利文说：“我看了计时牌，我最初认为成绩是22秒56，随后才看清楚是21秒。” 沙利文如今成了世界上游得最快的人，对此，沙利文说：“我一直习惯自己是澳大利亚游得最快的人。” 沙利文成为国际泳联自1979年引入50米世界纪录以来，首位打破50米项目世界纪录的澳大利亚运动员。在此之前，男子100米自由泳世界纪录保持者被认为是世界上游得最快的人，而此前保持这一世界纪录的澳大利亚运动员是40年前的温顿。 22岁的沙利文上周曾表示，他希望自己在北京奥运会时能成为一名“沉默的杀手”，不过如今他抛去了所有“伪装”，再也不能保持沉默，“我喜欢躲藏在暗处，蓄势待发。不过如今我已抛头露面，这也没有什么不好。” 沙利文曾夺得去年世锦赛男子100米自由泳铜牌。
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Fresh from securing her third grand slam title and her first Australian Open crown, Maria Sharapova (玛丽亚 莎拉波娃) has now set her sights on securing a gold medal for Russia in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Beijing Duck (Peking Duck), or Peking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the Yuan Dynasty, now considered one of China's national foods.
The dish is prized for the thin, crispy skin with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. Ducks are bred specially for the dish, which after 65 days are slaughtered and seasoned before it is roasted in a closed oven or a hung oven. The meat is eaten with pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce. More than two million roast ducks are sold on average annually. The two most notable restaurants in Beijing which serve this delicacy are Quanjude and Bianyifang, two centuries old establishments which have become household names.
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Wangfujing street (Chinese 王府井大街; Pinyin: Wáng fǔ jǐng Dà jiē) is the Champs-Élysées of China and Beijing's main shopping artery.
It is located in the Dongcheng district of Beijing, east of the Forbidden City. Much of the road is off-limits to cars and other motor vehicles. It starts from Wangfujing Nankou, where the Oriental Plaza and the Beijing Hotel are located. It then heads north, passing the Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore, the Beijing Department Store as well as the Beijing Foreign Languages Bookstore before ending at the Sun Dong An Plaza.
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A Beijing landmark for more than a century, the Five-star Beijing Hotel is one of the most distinguished properties in Beijing and has played a key role in the city's history since 1900.
Adjacent to the imperial Forbidden City and only 5-minute walk away from Tian'anmen Square -- center of Beijing, the hotel can ensure your comfort and convenience no matter you are taking a tour or on a business trip in Beijing. Combining modernism with Asian charms and Chinese hospitality, the 825 well appointed rooms and suites are able to satisfy the requirements and meet the highest standards of any discerning guests. With a wide variety of meeting and conference venues, catering from 2 to 1000 persons, the Beijing Hotel offers settings for every occasion, and its unique Chinese style banquet hall is truly a place where history has been made as the chosen location for many state functions, political conferences and international meetings.
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The Great Wall is now the symbol of China. Chariman Mao once said: Not been on the Great Wall, not a great man(不到长城非好汉).
Building of The Great Wall started in the 7th century BC for defense purposes. Qin unified China in 221 BC and soon began the greatest project in human history by joining and extending the walls built by previous states. The Great Wall stretches over 10,000 li or 5,000 km long, so it is called "Wan Li Chang Cheng" in Chinese. After the Qin Dynasty, the Great Wall was renovated from time to time. The Great Wall was mostly rebuilt in the the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the project took about 200 years to complete. The great wall we see today is mainly the Ming Wall.
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The story of Beijing started from the Peking man living in a cave some half a million years ago. Today's Beijing is a fascinating place with awe striking history, colorful culture and captivating scenery. As the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Beijing has a lot to offer. Whether you make a trip to the Great Wall, walk on the Champs-Elysees of China - Wangfujing Street, shop at Golden Resources Shopping Mall - the largest in Asia, cheer for your home team in the Beijing National Stadium-Bird's Nest, savor Beijing duck at Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant , witness the sumptuous spectacle of Beijing Opera at Chang'an Grand Theatre or stay in the Raffles Beijing Hotel in the heart of Beijing, it is surely going to be a life-time experience. We hope that meiguoxing can be your guide for this unforgettable trip. Welcome to Beijing!
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