David Beckham debuts in Chinese TV show

David Beckham (C) takes a photo with Chinese hosts (from L to R) He Jiong, Xie Na, Li Weijia and Huang Jianxiang at a variety show recording in Beijing on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. It is the very first time for him to be on a Chinese TV show. The show is to air nationwide on China's Hunan TV on Saturday evening, Dec. 15, 2007. (Sina Photo)

Chinese girls hug and kiss David Beckham during a variety show recording in Beijing on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. (CRI Photo)

David Beckham's 6 hours in Beijing

BEIJING, Dec. 24 -- Top British football player David Beckham made a whirlwind visit to China on Dec. 24 as a Motorola ambassador.

Despite England's loss at Euro 2008 Qualifier, Chinese fans welcomed the superstar with applause, flowers and screams. They also discovered one vital difference between him and his celebrity wife - he kept smiling!

After arriving at the airport around 10:30am, Beckham first appeared at the launch conference of a luxury-edition mobile phone at Beijing's Kerry Center Hotel at noon. He answered only two questions from reporters, first, that Victoria didn't come with him because she is rehearsing for her Spice Girl's concert, and secondly that he will continue to serve England although it is not going to compete in Euro 2008.

Later, the star took an interview from Chinese web portal sina.com, spent one hour filming a variety show for Hunan Satellite TV Station, and left China around 3 o'clock.

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