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Hand shaking at the APEC Forum

By Susan Owensby

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the feuding heads of state at the APEC Forum. There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!

 

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday, at 4:52, 6:22, and 7:52 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

This week’s quiz: On 15 November, I asked you a question about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which had opened that week in Beijing. There was a very interesting sideline meeting during the forum, between two heads of state who have been involved in a territorial dispute for the past two years. I asked you to write in with the names of the two Asian leaders who met in Beijing during the APEC Forum, shook hands, and actually spoke to each other. You were also to send in the name of the territory which is the cause of the quarrel.

The answer is: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two countries are quarrelling over islands in the East China Sea, which are called Diaoyu by China, and Senkaku by Japan. They are controlled by Japan.

The winners this week are: RFI Listeners Club member Jean-Maurice Devault from Montreal, Canada; Kevin Zhao from Shanghai, China; Humphrey C. Phiri of Lusaka, Zambia; Ujwal Babu from Kathmandu, Nepal, and Mohammad Swopan, a member of the RFI Fan Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh.

Congratulations, winners!

This week’s question... you'll have to listen to the show to participate! You have until 9 February to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 14 February program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

To our new mailing address:
Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France

or

By SMS … You can also send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen cell phone !!!!
Dial your country’s international access code, or “ +”, then 33 6 31 12 96 82. Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your text – and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

To find out how you can win an RFI Radio, RFI wrist watch, or Mp3 player, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-sound-kitchen-essay-contests

To find out how you can become a member of the RFI Listeners Club, or to form your own official RFI Club, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club

 

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