A formal launching ceremony of the 2007 K-Star Global Chinese Kung Fu Star TV Competition has recently kicked off in Beijing.
This is the second time that China's Shaolin Temple teamed up with TV media, including Shenzhen Satellite TV and Hong Kong TVB, in organizing this reality show contest, through which they hope to find out a new Jet Li or Jackie Chan.
According to the Overseas Edition of the People's Daily, head of Shaolin Temple, Shi Yongxin, and kung fu stars, Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung, and famous director Stanley Tong attended the launching ceremony.
The year's competition will be held not only in China but also in America, Australia, Britain, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Regardless of nationality, skin color or style, anyone who practices Chinese Kung Fu is welcomed to take part.
Competition on the Chinese mainland will be held at Mount Wudang, Mount Huashan and Mount Emei, which are academic centers for the research, teaching and practice of Chinese martial arts. The top 36 candidates from the contest will get the chance to train in Shaolin Temple before the final rounds, which will be held at Mount Everest in October.
(CRI.cn August 24, 2007)