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Beginning in 1984, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimao became fixtures on the New Year’s evening variety show for their comedic sketches. The two broke with CCTV in 1998, and Chen ran his own film production company. Apart from detailing the two actors’ careers, this film highlights issues of royalties in the arts and of the difficulty of making it outside the state-run broadcasting world.

If Chinese TV is a bit too dramatic, then consider an interview with China broadcast on Phoenix TV.

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