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What's new today? News anchor found new day new name!

What's new today? News anchor found new day new name!




Broadcasting TV news is supposed to be a serious affair — reporting the major issues of a Chinese province to the rest of the country is not something to be taken lightly. While the news changes from day to day, its presenter is expected to be a constant and authoritative presence.

However, a blogger called "Wreckage" recently posted a photo of an anchorwoman at Gansu TV station in northwest China, who between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7 changed her name three times, from Ren Xiujuan to Xi Yue and then to Ren Xiyue. Screenshots of her photo accompanied by her name change on three consecutive days have made her a figure of fun on the internet, according to the Beijing Youth News Service.  

"Wow! Auntie got different names on different days!" said "Wreckage" under the original post, adding, "Lanzhou Forum's official microblog cannot help but speculate: 'The first day she thinks the name is too local, the second day she wants to open a microblog with her new name, the third day, she thinks it's better to put her last name, she is well-known now so she gets rid of her real name... I think this should be what had really happened...'" China recently introduced regulations requiring people to use their real name when they sign up for a microblogging service account.

Actor Xue Song also chipped in, saying, "I strongly recommend that news anchors in the country should practice real-name registration as well."

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