Thirty-six “red” songs have been selected during a national competition to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Under the lead of the Party’s Propaganda Department, State media, including China Central Television (CCTV) and China National Radio (CNR) are co-sponsoring the competition. The competition will culminate in the top 10 songs in early May. Guangming Daily is publishing one song a day out of the 36 selected. Study Press, the national publisher of the Communist Party’s Propaganda Department, has also released CD’s and DVD’s. Chongqing City’s Propaganda Department has ordered local official media to provide intense coverage of the 36 songs from April 10 to May 20. For example, during this period, Chongqing Satellite TV and the Chongqing Radio Station were ordered to repeat the broadcast of the songs regularly throughout the day. The city government is organizing musicians to teach the songs to the residents so that everyone can sing them.
Source: Chongqing Daily, April 20, 2011