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.
building of the China Radio International.