Xi Jinping to Direct, Produce and Star in CCTV New Year’s Gala

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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BEIJING — In a surprise announcement Monday, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping declared that he would personally oversee production of this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala.

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Landlady Unmoved by New Year’s Gala Sketch, Continues to Raise Rent

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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2014 CCTV New Year’s Gala Most Hate-Watched Event in History

Sunday, February 2, 2014
CCTV New Year's Gala

BEIJING — According to figures released by Nielsen, this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala was the most hate-watched show in history, with over 700 million people tuning in just to insult the program.

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Celine Dion Inadvertently Ends Career with CCTV New Year’s Gala Performance

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Celine Dion Finally Insipid Enough to Perform at CCTV's New Year Gala

BEIJING — Canadian songstress Celine Dion unintentionally sang her swansong during CCTV’s annual New Year’s Gala, signalling the end of her two-decade career without even realizing it.

Dion, 98, performed the Chinese-language folk song “Jasmine” alongside lip-syncing Chinese pseudo-star Song Zuying before dazzling the studio audience with a stirring rendition of “My Heart Will Go On,” her bestselling 1997 single which ruined James Cameron’s Titanic for two generations of filmgoers.

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Celine Dion Finally Insipid Enough to Perform at CCTV New Year’s Gala

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Celine Dion Finally Insipid Enough to Perform at CCTV's New Year Gala

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