Brian Salter's Broadcasts:
China Daily

 

In 2011 I moved to China to work in Beijing on the web and multimedia services of China Daily.

One of my duties was to record a roundup of the daily news for one of the mobile phone networks - the news was written in both Chinese and English and subscribers could listen to my golden tones reading out the English version.

A short while later I was asked if I would also read out language tips, which is a sub-web site of China Daily set up to help people learn English; and also do voice-overs for the video department.

Here is a selection of some of those recordings, with a link to the URL of the relevant page included...

 

Going to the loo at night makes you less productive, study finds
Wa. House OKs college aid for illegal immigrants
Japan extracts 'fire ice' gas from seabed
Why women constantly lie about life on Facebook
How female employees are less prone to distraction
Michelle Obama hopes to put spotlight on her to good use
Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers
Titanic II blueprints unveiled, but don't call it "unsinkable"
Billionaire Dennis Tito unveils plan to send married couple to Mars
The interactive 'iPad house' where every surface is a touchscreen
Best time to buy a plane ticket? On the weekend, according to study
Japanese women rent their legs to advertisers
UK’s cheapest homes to sell for just £1
Over-60s are told: go back to university and retrain
Clinton joins list of nation's 10 wealthiest presidents
French charities may give horsemeat to the poor
Is Facebook envy making you miserable?
New 3D printing technique could speed up creation of artificial organs
Up to 80 percent of time spent online at work is ‘wasted,’ according to study
Chinese fury as ID fraud becomes recurring theme in property scandals
King Richard III's skeleton found under English carpark
1'My kids have to wait until they are 13 to get a cell phone'
Charles and Camilla manage to get a seat on the tube in network's 150th year
Residents may have to wake at 5am to put out their bins
Stay-at-home fathers fuelled by growing numbers of female breadwinners
Welcome to the coldest village on Earth where the temperature can hit -71.2C
Economy may be fueling 'Sugar Daddy' business, site suggests
Japan's first private egg bank established for assisted reproduction
Life of Pi in race for Oscar glory as it scoops 11 nominations
Indian village bans girls from wearing jeans and T-shirts
Beer can really stave off winter cold
Christmas music makes us spend more
Top Google searches in 2012 revealed
Nearly four in 10 US residents blame weather on "end times"
More than half of women admit to flirting to get their own way
Putin signs bill obliging officials to declare their personal spending
Australia's Gillard in spoof: Mayans were right, world is ending
Newspaper takes heat over haunting subway photo
One in five university courses scrapped following tripling of tuition fees
Mercer Quality Of Living Rankings 2012
Sydney to get £330 million Chinese-themed amusement park
The iBabies - huge rise in youngsters called Siri, Apple and Mac
Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world (and US is 16th!)
Best education in the world: Finland, South Korea top country rankings
Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy, study finds
Billionaire space pioneer announces plan to colonise Mars with 80,000 people
Japan firm offers parents-to-be 3D model of fetus
Charles at 64, the impatient Prince: Royal speaks of 'wanting to get things done'
Poor pupils 'being set up to fail', top university warns
Treadmill desks might be the next office health trend
Entrepreneur launches university messaging service for no-strings liaisons
Kate Middleton is pregnant, claims her 'close friend'
French say 'non' to apocalypse refuge
Photos reveal Tokyo's subway sardine cans
Michelle Obama 'begged ITV bosses' for Downton Abbey DVDs
‘GIF’ named word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary
S.Korea falls silent as students sit key exam
Maryland, Maine, Washington approve gay marriage
President Obama talks ‘Gangnam Style’
Why the happiness of a pay rise is shortlived
On Halloween, US military forces train for zombie apocalypse
How smartphones and tablets are adding TWO HOURS to our working day
Britons go mushroom mad
Young animators gather for festival (video voice-over)
Thai beauty treatment sees therapists hit your face to erase wrinkles
Hypersonic plane could revolutionize commercial flight
Popular kids in school get higher paychecks down the line
Air monitoring goes live (video voice-over)
Mobile phones can cause brain tumors, court rules
Men and women can't be 'just friends'
Indian girls 'should be banned from owning mobiles'
US election: Most countries want to see Barack Obama re-elected
French President François Hollande plans to ban homework
Mothers are selling their breast milk on Facebook
Women officially 'get old at 28'
Guardian 'seriously discussing' end to print edition
Celebrity sperm donor service gears up for launch
Many UFO researchers die under mysterious circumstances
Warning and other signs blamed for two million accidents
William Poundstone's book tells you how to crack a job interview at Google
Should there be child-free zones on planes and trains?
Could the bizarre 'bagel head' look be Japan's most extreme beauty trend yet?
New pill breaks the monthly cycle
France orders probe after rat study links GM corn, cancer
Secret service agent is snapped apparently relieving himself behind Obama
New York named dirtiest US city by tourists: report
Russia claims to have found huge diamond deposit in field
How US leaders share character traits with psychopaths
Malaysian car clean company offered free sex after every 9th wash
Babies learn humour from parents: study
Barack Obama to hail himself as the new Franklin D. Roosevelt
The secret to online shopping revealed
Mandarin message in a bottle wound up on a Scottish beach
Eiffel Tower tops list of Europe’s most expensive monuments
Japan, S.Korea play hot potato with protest note
Spanish firemen strip naked to protest spending cuts
Olympic village supplies 150,000 condoms to athletes
Japan apartment 'most expensive in the world'
The scraps of lace that show lingerie was all the rage 500 years
The UFO Files: aliens 'might come here for holidays'
Testicle biting exotic fish scares families around US lake
David Cameron told off for queue jumping during trip to coffee shop
Japan panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster 'man-made'
I am too old to stop grunting now, says Maria Sharapova
Secondary school bans girls from wearing skirts to prevent early sexualisation of pupils
Greeks withdraw cash ahead of cliffhanger vote
French First Lady sees herself in Eleanor Roosevelt
'Bath Salts': Use of Dangerous Drug Increasing Across US
British university 'malaise' forcing bright students to US
FBI looks into possible White House leaks
Chagas Disease, an incurable infection, called the 'new AIDS of the Americas'
Children of mothers over 40 'are healthier and more intelligent
Harry Potter films blamed for abandoned owls increase at north Wales sanctuary
People are more likely to tell the truth when asked questions via text message
Replica of London Games torch to be sold in China
New French government hands itself 30% pay cut
New standards for fuel to reduce pollution in city
Divorce courts mirror society as more women pay alimony
Time cover shows mom breastfeeding 3-year-old
The problem with your boss is that he thinks he’s much better than he really is
Trove from al-Qaida leader’s compound declassified
Woman fired
after donating kidney
Posh Spice in Beijing launches Baby Land Rover
Temp workers harm permanent staff
Titanic sinking - more than human folly?
Sarkozy bans cheese at the Elysee Palace
Google creates "spectacular project"
Grandparents look after grandchildren
Oz couple has $1million hospital bill
Korean matchmakers
U.S. Universities lead world rankings

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