The Central People’s Broadcasting Station (CPBS), the nation’s official broadcasting station, formally began broadcasting on December 5, 1949. Now it has seven programs and broadcasts for a total of 128 hours per day. On August 15, 1954, the CPBS began to broadcast to Taiwan. Currently, its No. 5 and No. 6 programs are oriented toward people of all walks of life in Taiwan, broadcasting in standard Chinese, and the southern Fujian and Hakka dialects to Taiwan, the southeast coastal areas on the mainland, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The No. 7 program, called “Voice of China,” began its formal broadcasting on June 18, 1994, and broadcasts for 21 hours per day, to the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao.

China Radio International (CRI), the sole radio station in China beamed to all parts of the world. CRI has offices in Tokyo, Belgrade, Paris, Islamabad, Mexico City, Washington, Bonn, Bangkok, Cairo, Moscow, New York (United Nations), Brussels and Nairobi, and sends permanent correspondents to Hong Kong. It has established relations with radio organizations in more than 60 countries and regions to exchange programs and conduct personnel exchanges and mutual visits. CRI transmits or mails various programs introducing China, totaling about 1,400 hours, to foreign radio and television stations every year. CRI programs are beamed to all parts of the world in 38 foreign languages, the standard Chinese and four Chinese dialects. It broadcasts in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese across Chinese mainland, and in English, standard Chinese and Cantonese to the Pearl River Delta area. In addition to the news programs, there are over 400 special programs. Currently, CRI is the largest overseas news organization broadcasting in the most languages in China, and ranks third in overseas broadcasting time and languages in the world.

The building of the China Radio International.





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