President Xi Reads Chinese Dictionary (2018)
2 channel video
8 hours and 44 minutes
There are fewer than 1,500 pronunciations for more than 10,000 characters in the Chinese dictionary which means many characters share the same pronunciation. This speech by President Xi Jinping at the opening of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China uses all the pronunciations in the dictionary. In the video, president Xi has read all the characters in the dictionary.
(In this particular congress and its following meetings, President Xi passed a set of constitutional amendments including adding Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era to the constitution, the creation of a National Supervision Commission, and the Removal of Term Limits for the President and Vise president.)
In these 2 videos, while I’m scanning each characters on the dictionary, president Xi is going to read all of them.