Weekly snapshot of Chinese cultural news

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BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Here are the highlights of China's cultural news from the past week:

-- China kicks off reporting campaign focusing on Party's centenary

China on Monday kicked off a major reporting campaign to celebrate the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

A launch ceremony of the campaign, titled "Century-old striving continues, a new journey begins," was held at the National Museum of China in Beijing by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Huang Kunming, head of the department who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said the Party's centenary celebration is a major political event, highlighting the importance to explore the history, narrate old stories and discover new ones to comprehensively show the dream, pursuit, and responsibility of the Party.

-- China screens TV special on country's anti-graft fight

A four-episode television special on China's anti-corruption fight was released on Thursday by state broadcaster China Central Television.

Based on 16 cases that occurred in recent years, the production interviewed more than 100 people across the country, including corrupt officials and those working at discipline inspection commissions and supervision agencies.

-- Chorus of NCPA to perform Verdi's masterpieces

The chorus of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) would perform a series of operatic masterpieces written by Giuseppe Verdi on Saturday evening in Beijing.

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the death of the famous Italian composer, the Verdi gala would kick off with three mixed choruses, including "Patria Oppressa" from the opera "Macbeth" and "Fuoco di Gioia" from the opera "Otello."

Excerpts from three other popular operas by Verdi, namely "Rigoletto," "La traviata" and "Aida," would be staged afterwards, according to the repertoire, to bring both sensuality and spiritual elation to the audience. Enditem

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