A large fund-raising live show for the earthquake victims in China will be broadcast on China Central Television at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The show will be broadcast on CCTV-1, CCTV-3 and CCTV-4.
Eight well-known CCTV hosts, Luo Jing, Li Ruiying, Dong Qing, Zhu Jun, Bai Yansong, Zhou Tao, Zhang Zequn, Zhu Xun, will host the show together.
In addition, more than 200 entertainers have already applied to attend the show, including renowned artists Guo Lanying, Li Guyi, Li Shuangjiang, Yang Hongji, Wu Yanze, Peng Liyuan, veteran composers Xu Peidong, Zhao Jiping, and other famous Chinese mainland singers and performers.
Many entertainers from Hong Kong and Taiwan are also eager to take part in the charity performance.
Celebrities from the literature, press publication, sports and business fields will also be present at the gala, to raise more donations for the victims.
Viewers can donate money and send their blessings through hotlines and short messages during the live show.
The show is being organized by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China's General Administration of Press and Publication, Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and China Writer's Association.
(CRI May 18,2008)