Zhao Zhongxiang

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Zhao Zhongxiang
Zhao Zhongxiang
Traditional Chinese 趙忠祥
Simplified Chinese 赵忠祥

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


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).[4][5]


Family Members[edit]

Zhao Zhongxiang's wife is Zhang Meizhu; Their son is Zhao Fang