Zhao Zhongxiang (赵忠祥; born January 16, 1942 in Hebei, China) is a well-known Chinese news anchor on the national news program Xinwen Lianbo and television host. He joined China Central Television in 1959.
Zhao has been a host of the CCTV New Year's Gala. He has presented programs like Animal World (动物世界 Dongwu shijie) and has spoken out on environmental issues such as the protection of endangered tigers and the noise pollution caused by firecrackers.
In 2001 it was announced that he was to be one of 36 athletes and celebrities to be featured on stamps issued in support of Beijing's application for the 2008 Olympics. He has also gone through a sex scandal in recent years with CCTV doctor Rao Ying, with whom he allegedly had a seven-year relationship.
Since July 12, 2010, after two years' retirement, Zhao Zhongxiang come back to CCTV to broadcast his most famous programs Animal World (Chinese: 动物世界) and Man and Nature (Chinese: 人与自然). What's more, Zhao was also invited to dub for an Expo-related program called World Expo legendary (Chinese: 世博传奇).
- TV Host Calls for Firecracker Limit During Spring Festival Xinhua News Agency March 8, 2007
- Chinese Stars to Be on Stamps to Support Olympic Bid
- Sex scandals hurdled onto media's radar China Daily, 2004-05-14 (accessed 22 September 2007)]
- Zhao Zhongxiang come back to CCTV after two years' retirement Archived August 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. July 26, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- 68岁赵忠祥返《动物世界》 每日录央视三档节目 (in Chinese). SINA Corporation.
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Zhao Zhongxiang's wife is Zhang Meizhu; Their son is Zhao Fang