CCTV New Year's Gala

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The CCTV New Year's Gala (Simplified Chinese: 中国中央电视台春节联欢晚会; Traditional Chinese: 中國中央電視台春節聯歡晚會; Pinyin: Zhōngguó zhōngyāng diànshìtái chūnjié liánhuān wǎnhuì) is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television.

History[change | edit source]

Since 1898, the variety program has been broadcast on the eve of Chinese New Year.[1]

The show features various acts, including

Across the span of years, viewers have had mixed reactions.[2] According to the New York Times, "complaining about the show - with its blend of comedy, singing, dancing and propaganda - is as much a tradition as watching it."[3]

Guest appearances[change | edit source]

Performers who are famous in China are featured:

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Spring Festival Gala goes through 3rd dress rehearsal," China Central Television. January 27, 2011; retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. "CCTV gala gets mixed reactions," China Daily (Xinhua). February 19, 2007; retrieved 2011-1122.
  3. Yardley, Jim. "A TV 'King' Pushes the Limits, Flashily but Gently," New York Times. January 21, 2006; retrieved 2011-11-22.
  4. "Dashan to perform at Spring Festival Gala," China Central Television. January 29, 2011; retrieved 2011-11-22.

Other websites[change | edit source]