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China Daily | Updated:2013-02-20 07:15At ostentatious spectacle, the CCTV Spring Festival Gala on New Years Eve, I couldnt help but feel underwhelmed.For there before my eyes, was this extravaganza of fading over-paid foreign pop stars and all the gaudy rest, which had more to do with over-indulgence than the Year of the Snake or the Spring Festival. For some years now CCTVs Spring Galas connection with the Chinese Lunar New Year and traditional Chinese culture has become more and more tenuous as its array of star-spangled acts and technological wizardry has increased.If Chinese are expected to live a more ethical, frugal and moderate lifestyle, the organizers and admirers of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala should reflect on such an expensive four hours of television.Ross Grainger, via e-mailReaders comments are welcome. Please send your e-mail to or or to the individual columnists. China Daily reserves the right to edit all letters. Thank you.(China Daily 02/20/2013 page9)Related Stories2013 CCTV Spring Festival GalaFinal polish for Spring Festival GalaMost Spring Festival galas inaneMigrant workers Spring Festival galaCartoonsTrumps claim on TPPSarkozy defeated in French primaryAmbitious MerkelAbes rushOnline gameProtectionismMost Viewed in 24 HoursFroum trendsShould for-profit private schools be banned?Are single-sex schools better than co-ed schools?ColumnistsUS-led missile system a cause of instability in East Asia not a symptomHopefully death knell for TPP signals US is about to change tackForumFeatured ContributorsUK needs to face up to new realitiesChina-LatAm: Ancient ties, modern visionChina Daily Bureau ChiefsChongqing and Chengdu City Cluster on faster trackXi-Ma meeting brings historic opportunitiesStar BloggersHow I spend my birthday in ChinaA Somalis Chinese dreamBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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