Posts Tagged ‘CCTV’

CCTV America and Beyond

March 20th, 2012 53 comments

Over the last few years, CCTV has been signaling expanding its footprint around the globe. On February 6, 2012, CCTV America officially launched with a new production studio based in Washington, D.C.. So far, I have watched a number of CCTV America reports, and I must say, for the American market, they are good. The reporters are American and the nuance is too, American. Obviously the narrative is Chinese. (This article contains a video that auto-plays, which I don’t know how to turn off.) Read more…

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CCTV panel criticizing government handling of D301 and D3115 crash

July 27th, 2011 15 comments

I have been following the development of the D301 and D3115 bullet train crash in Wenzhou. Following segment is from CCTV of a panel criticizing how the Chinese government has handled the rescue and investigation so far. The burying of train D301’s head really doesn’t make sense. The panel raises quite a few issues and I can see the Ministry of Rail having a daunting task ahead in addressing these questions. It is not just the accident itself, but also the activities immediately follows will be scrutinized by the Chinese media. (Update: my translation below the video. Click ‘more.’ This is not a word for word translation, but my first pass at it. I am open to corrections. My vocabulary is not great, and since this is audio, I can’t use a dictionary. I believe the two panelists represent the present mood of the populace.)

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CCTV Story Board: “Fisherman’s theatre”

May 21st, 2011 No comments

While visiting Yangshuo in our China trip last month, we got to see the spectacularly produced Zhang Yimou show, “Impression Liu Sanjie.” (I shared some photos in an earlier post.) All the performers on that show were locals. Below is a documentary on the excellent “Story Board” program on CCTV entitled, “Fisherman’s theatre.” It showcases the performers, many of whom are still fishermen today, their lives, and their training for the show. Read more…

Software Piracy down by 13%, but how CCTV News reported it just sucked

November 19th, 2010 4 comments

CCTV is usually excellent. They have really good English language programming too. Occasionally I will run across programs or segments that make me want to cringe, like someone had just scratched his nails on a black board. In this segment, they are reporting 45% of software installed in all computers in China are pirated, and the trend over the last few years have been improving. From 2003 to 2009, this rate had fallen by 13% due to government crack down, cheaper versions available from domestic companies, and other factors. First, have a look at the video, and I will rant about it afterwards.
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