The Chinese state owned Xinhua News Agency has launched a 24-hour, global English TV service that will be broadcast via satellite, cable, the internet and mobile phones.
The English TV service will be produced by China Network Corporation (CNC), which is affiliated to Xinhua.
Last Friday, a ceremony was held in Beijing to mark the start of a pilot broadcast scheduled for Saturday. After a trial operation of two months, the English service will be officially launched on July 1. Viewers can tune into CNC English programmes via Asia-Pacific Satellite-6.
“CNC will offer an alternative source of information for a global audience and aims to promote peace and development by interpreting the world in a global perspective,” Xinhua president Li Congjun said.