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    Posted November 15, 2012 by
    Chengdu, China
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    Life in China

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    A 2-hour-long CCTV news network show,the longest one ever in China


    To Chinese people, whether you like it or not, CCTV news network show will present on the screen at 7:00pm on time, the premiere time, which usually lasts 30minutes. Though it extends to 45mins or 1hour, sometimes, the 2-hour-long news network show still makes its audiences feel very rare on 15th,Nov.


    After the anchors finished introducing the brief news of that day's show, an anchor said with a smile: Today's news will last two hours, thanks for your watching.


    After November 15th's political news,Xi has been selected as the successor of President Hu Jintao, audiences found that the screen shows a stereotype pattern: A politician’s name on the left and his/her picture on the right with a red background and a steady voice of politician's resume commentary. This pattern lasted at least for more than one hour and a half.


    The rare extension stirs up much attention of Chinese netizens. A newspaper editor named "Little Cautious Pig" on Sina weibo( or Microblog ) said," Today's CCTV news not only will been extended, but also guarantee its quality, and absolutely FREE. Waiting for your patronage!" A weibo user named, "A naughty cat without candy" said: Finally here came a theater version of news network show, so many people appeared on the scene,,it’s so long, and so many channels rebroadcasted it. What a remarkable day!"


    As the mouth-piece of China Communist Party, the CCTV news network show is one of the most authoritative news program since 1978's premiere. Not only does it haven’t any commercial advertisements, but also all satellite TVs across China have to rebroadcast at the prime time.


    Finally, the news show came to an end at 9:04pm.But 7 minutes later, it replayed on CCTV 13 channel,which is a 24 hour news channel and replays the CCTV news network show usually at 9:00pm.


    Picture Explaination:
    1. A Netizen's comment:Today's CCTV news not only will been extended, but also guarante its quality, and absolutely FREE.
    2. Zhuang Chunxian,The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region party committee secretary on CCTV
    3. XinJiang tv rebraocast the CCTV news
    4. XiZang tv rebraocast the CCTV news
    5. Finally,it came to an end
    6. Replay start

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