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March 26, 2011No Comments

Picture of the Day: CCTV anchorwoman VS iPod nano

What does the China Central Television anchorwoman and iPod nano have in common? They both come in one model and yet various colors.

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March 16, 20112 Comments

CCTV rigs newscast again, this time in earthquake coverage

On January 27, Ministry of Tofu broke the story about CCTV passing off scenes from Top Gun in its fight jet news. Today, eagle-eyed Chinese net users called our attention to its conniving newscast. Yes, they botched it again. Both two separate news reports, one on the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province [...]

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February 2, 20113 Comments

Secrets about studio audience at CCTV New Year Gala

CCTV New Year’s Gala is broadcast live on the eve of each Chinese New Year on its multiple channels to the entire nation’s TV viewers. Though TV ratings and popularity is declining each year, it is still one of the most watched TV program among Chinese speaking world, including Chinese diaspora around the world. Its [...]

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February 2, 20113 Comments

Spotted: the most loyal “Utility Man” at CCTV New Year’s Gala; netizens’ comments

CCTV New Year’s Gala is broadcast live on the eve of each Chinese New Year on its multiple channels to the entire nation’s TV viewers. Though TV ratings and popularity are declining each year, it is still one of the most watched TV program among Chinese speaking world, including Chinese diaspora around the world. In [...]

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January 31, 20113 Comments

In China, employees amuse themselves with antics and cross-dressing at annual corporate dinners

As Chinese New Year draws near, the nation’s companies and employers are busying wrapping up the Year of Tiger with laughter and festivity. Annual dinners and parties are hosted right before the long holiday, and employees and even bosses laid their heads together to contribute to the long-awaited party of their own. Many netizens who [...]

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January 30, 20114 Comments

Despite the taboo ‘Egypt,’ Chinese netizens echo its protests, cry out for Facebook in microblogs

Despite the fact that China has blocked the word “Egypt” from the country’s wildly popular Twitter-like service, Sina Microblog, not all Chinese shut their mouths. A picture of Egypt protest attached to one microblog post has been widely circulated in Sina’s micro-blogosphere. As Chinese censorship apparatus has rendered any attempt to key in the Chinese [...]

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January 27, 201166 Comments

China Central Television news suspected to have stolen fighter jet scenes from Top Gun

From MITBBS and Yahoo Xinwen lianbo (新闻联播), or News Broadcast, on China Central Television (CCTV), comes under fire again for its report of an air force training exercise on January 23. In the newscast, the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to [...]

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January 13, 20113 Comments

China’s banal news narrative mocked by netizens

From Radio Free Asia and Tianya Recently a post titled “Quintessence of contents of China Central Television’s News Broadcast in the past 30 years” is being circulated in Chinese blogosphere. Using 20 fill-in-the-blank sentences, it sums up the News Broadcast’s  rhetoric full of boilerplate and formality that has remained unchanged for decades. Xinwen Lianbo on [...]

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January 10, 20115 Comments

Why can’t China adopt a school bus system similar to the U.S.?

On December 30, 2010, a “school bus”  taking 20 elementary school children fell into a creek in Hengnan County, Hunan Province. 14 drowned, 6 were injured and hospitalized. The so-called school bus was actually an automatic rickshaw. The three-wheeler has only ten seats, but fit 20 inside. Several children had to squat on their haunches [...]

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January 2, 201113 Comments

RMB77 monthly rent in Beijing? Lie on TV involving Chinese President exposed by netizens

From Dapenti China Central Television’s news said that on January 1, 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao brought his new year wishes to a neighborhood in Beijing. There he visited a low-income family who lives in a low-rent department – 77 yuan (US$12) a month – because of the Party’s policy to ensure the people’s welfare. [...]

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