The China National Symphony Orchestra (Chinese: 中国交响乐团; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jiāoxiǎng Yuètuán; abbreviated CNSO) is China's national orchestra.
It was originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956 under the baton of the famous Chinese conductor Li Delun(Chinese: 李德伦). In 1996, it was restructured and renamed the China National Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Xia Guan is the orchestra’s executive director. The orchestra’s principal conductor is Michel Plasson, principal resident conductor is Xincao Li, Muhai Tang is the conductor laureate and En Shao is the principal guest conductor.