Enjoy this informal sampling of television from the Chinese mainland, an interesting mix of the predictable and surprising. (Mainland TV is quite different from television in Hong Kong, as you will learn later)…
Party loyalty was celebrated every morning at 6:00 am.
The personal sacrifice and party loyalty drums beat many times each day.
Nothing controversial about the weather.
No surprise here.
And, thanks to Yao Ming, basketball is hugely popular.
Do you notice anything unusual about the stock ticker below? (Hint: Look at the colors.)
The state television networks played up a tragic shooting in California…
While ignoring this tragic story that occurred in China (although it was covered by CNN)…
Surprise!!! American rodeo!
Home shopping network…
Another cheap knockoff.
A celebration of space exploration… Notice the American flag. There is clearly not a wholesale rejection of all things American.
Some surprisingly moderate political discussion in English…
The visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to the USA to meet with President Obama was huge news!