Spring Festival Gala

CCTV Spring Festival Gala Features Blackface, Again

This year’s CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, the massively popular annual variety show aired since 1983, included blackfaced dancers in a performance titled “African Song and Dance,” alongside belly dancers, flamenco...

The CDT New Year’s Gala

China celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon with the customary televisual extravaganza and barrage of fireworks, as well as a less traditional burst of record-breaking microblog traffic. 481,207 messages were posted to...

China Braces for New Year Travel Rush

The Chinese New Year sees hundreds of millions return to their hometowns, placing an enormous strain on transport networks that are frequently already stretched. Many will take home partners to meet the parents, but the...

Unlicensed Journalists Are no Laughing Matter, GAPP Says

China Media Project looks at one of the skits in the annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala, which may have been more subversive than intended: Zhao, in his role as a simple peasant in the countryside, sits on the stoop outside his...

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