TV Presenter Ju Ping: 'My Audience Mean Everything to Me'

June 7, 2016
Editor: Sherry Song
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Ju Ping, a famous Chinese children's TV host is much loved throughout the country. This likeable and kind "sister" has accompanied children from generation to generation for over three decades, making her a household name and national icon.

Ju was a clever and gifted kid, and she liked singing, dancing and doing impressions. She was always organizing various games and leading children to play together, according to those who knew her.

With the dream of being a teacher, Ju was enrolled into the International Children's Education College in Beijing. Afterward, her life and career was tightly connected with children.

After graduation, Ju continued working at the college and in 1984, she was chosen for a job at China Central Television (CCTV), the national broadcaster.

In 1985, the channel released Ju's first TV show, Tangram Puzzle and later another one, Big Pinwheel. In order to maintain a good self-image for children viewers, Ju mostly held her tongue when talking with other people. She even kept the same hairstyle for years.

"In children's eyes, I should always keep my short hair and wear loose clothes. I know that I am no longer my own person – I belong to more than 300 million youngsters," said Ju.

Ju became an inspiring and self-disciplined example for many. Years of experiences working with kids also taught her to be tolerant.

In addition, as a mother of a 23-year-old, Ju taught her son a positive life attitude. She said, "The best way to cultivate children is not get them into classes. Parents should keep them company and take them to see the world, and to 'run under the sun.'"

Moreover, although Ju is gradually turning her efforts to behind the scenes, she has never forgotten to provide help for children. Now she devotes herself to supporting children in realizing their dreams and visiting the world through her show.

Ju expresses her thanks to CCTV: "If I had never got the chance to work there, I would have taught at college and experienced another kind of happiness. Fortunately, programs have given me a stage to show myself and transfer the teaching experiences of children's education into practice. To be honest, I wouldn't be here without CCTV."

(Source: Guangming Daily/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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