On May 3, 2011, the government kicked off a national singing competition – The “Red Song” Singing Contest. The contest focuses on singing “Red Songs” composed for the purpose of glorifying the Communist Party. This year, in addition to last year’s Australian and New Zealand sites, a new site will be added in Great Britain. The contest will mainly be broadcast on TV. However, more channels will be introduced this year, such as text messaging, the Internet, and microblogs. The contest has been going on for five years. The first international site, which was San Francisco, was introduced into the competition in 2009.
Source: China News Service, May 3, 2011