anchors of CCTV Seven-O'clock News Kang Hui
(R) and Li Zimeng (L). (Source:
BEIJING, June 6
(Xinhua) -- China's news audience got their first look on Monday at a pair of
new news anchors, the first new hosts of the world's most watched the
seven-o'clock newscast in years.
The new anchors Kang Hui and Li Zimeng, who had
hosted other news programs for CCTV, received some very good reviews after their
debut broadcast on the CCTV flagship national newscast.
Newspapers and websites across the country were all a
bustle with comments on Kang and Li and many said the younger pair, who are in
their early 30's, brought a fresh new look to the program. Other commentators
said they liked Kang and Li's talkative style.
For years the CCTV Seven-O'clock News in China has
been hosted by the same three pairs of anchors who are rotated nightly. A source
with CCTV wouldn't say if the network planned to take one of the pairs of
anchors out of the rotation. Another CCTV source told Xinhua it was
'inconvenient' to provide the newscast's audience ratings.
CCTV Seven-O'clock News is broadcast seven days a
week from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. simultaneously on every CCTV national channel and on
provincial news channels. It covers the most important daily news of the state
and events involving state leaders.
In March a delegate to the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference suggested the CCTV Seven-O'clock News change its anchors
to make the program more popular with younger audience. Enditem