CCTV Spring Festival Gala 2012

Popular comic quits New Year's gala

Zhao Benshan, one of the most famous Chinese comics and a perennial feature of the Spring Festival Gala, announced on Thursday that he has decided to quit the mainland's most-viewed show after nearly 21 consecutive years.

A glimpse into CCTV Spring Festival Gala 2012

The CCTV Spring Festival Gala for the Year of the Dragon is just around the corner, and the production team and cast members were sparing no effort preparing for the second formal dress rehearsal on Monday.

Spring Festival Gala: 30-year legend

The year 2012 is the 30th anniversary of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. Produced by China Central Television and broadcast on the eve of Chinese New Year, the gala is viewed nationally by extremely large audiences, which makes it one of the premier television events on China’s entertainment calendar.

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One-third of passengers secure train tickets via new booking system

Only one in every three passengers secured train tickets on Saturday through a new online booking system or by phone, according to railway statistics released Sunday.

Online carpooling eases pain of Spring Festival travel rush

The annual Spring Festival travel rush, which lasts for nearly a month, is one of the most chaotic times of the year for China's public transportation.

Rain, snow to hit roads during Spring Festival travel peak

Snow and rain will sweep central and eastern China three days ahead of the start of the Lunar New year, China's meteorological authority said Thursday, advising those traveling on the country's roads to take care.

  • Senior official visits state TV's rehearsal of Lunar New Year gala

    Senior official visits state TV's rehearsal of Lunar New Year gala
    Senior Chinese leader Li Changchun visited the performers and crew of China Central Television's (CCTV's) Lunar New Year gala program during their rehearsal Friday.
  • Receptions held to celebrate upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year

    Receptions held to celebrate upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year
    Receptions are held in Malaysia, South Africa, Oman and Albania to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.
  • Dragon-shaped decorations on hot sale

    Dragon-shaped decorations on hot sale
    The Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23, marks the start of the Year of the Dragon.
  • Spring Festival atmosphere spreads all over China

    Spring Festival atmosphere spreads all over China
    With the coming of Spring Festival, the festal atmosphere has been spread all over China.

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