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<h3>''Jǐliang Jiǎng'' 脊梁奖</h3>
脊梁奖 (Jǐliang Jiǎng): The Backbone Award
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This award is given to people who have made exceptional contributions in the arts. Recently, the award has been embroiled in controversy because there have been [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/12/content_13104612.htm allegations] that candidates for the award had to pay 9800 RMB in order to be considered.
 
This award is given to people who have made exceptional contributions in the arts. Recently, the award has been embroiled in controversy because there have been [http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-08/12/content_13104612.htm allegations] that candidates for the award had to pay 9800 RMB in order to be considered.
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More on the Backbone Award can be read [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/tag/脊梁奖/ via CDT Chinese].  
 
More on the Backbone Award can be read [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/tag/脊梁奖/ via CDT Chinese].  
  
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Latest revision as of 22:57, 11 March 2016

Jǐliang Jiǎng 脊梁奖

Ni Ping Receiving the Backbone Award.
Insert money, get award.

This award is given to people who have made exceptional contributions in the arts. Recently, the award has been embroiled in controversy because there have been allegations that candidates for the award had to pay 9800 RMB in order to be considered.

When CCTV host, Ni Ping (倪萍) was given a Backbone Award, author Li Chengpeng (李承鹏) quipped, “[She] truly is the nation’s backbone, which explains why the nation is having back problems” (确实是共和国脊梁,只是得了颈椎病).

Since the controversy, the official website for the award has been shut down.

More on the Backbone Award can be read via CDT Chinese.