China Gets Ready For Lunar New Year
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. For its New Year, China has an equivalent of the glittering ball falling in Times Square. It's a big bash on state TV, featuring movie stars, political big wigs, hundreds of dancers. This year, for the first time, the official show has competition, the Wall Street Journal reports. It's a homemade variety show aimed at the little people. Amateur acts are on the popular Web site include a man who does tricks on a bicycle and a dancing troop of monks. It's Morning Edition.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.