1. 其实不仅仅是文艺综艺类的节目关注中国文化，就像我主持的《新闻联播》节目，刚刚过去的春节里，大家都注意到了老百姓自拍的《厉害了 我的国》，在百度搜索量已经超过了1个亿。
Chinese culture features prominently in a wide range of programs other than entertainment and variety shows. A case in point is the CCTV News of which I am an anchor/presenter. During the last Spring Festival, a program entitled “You rock, my country!”(Chinese characters: 厉害了 我的国) shot by ordinary people themselves captured extensive attention, garnering/registering/recording/posting over 100 million searches (search queries) at Baidu, China’s answer to Google.
One viewer said that CCTV News has somehow become a tear-jerker. Indeed, tears of joy and pride welled up in the eyes of quite a few viewers, who were fond of watching the footage series that relate well to their life. The thing is: Why are these programs so popular with our people after all?
Chinese culture in general and traditional Chinese culture in particular represents an inexhaustible treasure house. The Chinese Poetry Conference, a competition of poetry recitation, comprehension and appreciation is rooted in Chinese Tangsong Poetics we have recited since childhood. Likewise, another program entitled Dictation Assembly of Chinese Characters, which is designed to rekindle interest among Chinese readers, is the Chinese version of the English spelling bee. Old couples who have gone thick and thin together as depicted in our news programs reveal their tender love to each other, which sheds light on the Chinese view on romance, i.e., I want to hold your hand and with you I will grow old. We take a family photo when we get together for a reunion during the Spring Festival, which mirrors the Chinese family values as part of the Chinese culture.