Shenzhen's practice of making digital cable TV programs
available should serve as a model for the nation, a senior official
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said.
Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee
of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said that
Shenzhen should provide technical service and training to help
other regions implement the use of digital television, during his
inspection tour from May 18 to 22 in south China's Guangdong
"Guangdong Province has played a leading role during China's
reform and should remain in the vanguard in building an innovative
country," Li said, urging the city to contribute to China's
Earlier this month, the State Administration of Radio, Film and
Television, said China is working to switch from analog cable
television to digital cable television after a three-year pilot
program proved successful in 49 urban areas.
China is planning to give all its citizens access to digital
cable television by 2015.
According to government statistics, at the end of last year
China had 2,548 radio and TV stations, 126 million cable TV
subscribers and 900 million regular television viewers.
(Xinhua News Agency May 23, 2006)