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New China’s CCTV 9 switches to become English-language news channel -
China’s CCTV 9 switches to become English-language news channel
April 26th, 2010 - 13:52 UTC by Andy Sennitt.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
[Xinhua: "CCTV 9 Switches To Become English-Language News Channel"]
BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) - CCTV 9, China Central Television’s (CCTV) English-language channel, switched Monday to become an English-language news channel with 19 hours of news broadcasts every day.
The new CCTV 9 will broadcast in-depth reports, commentaries and documentaries, as well as news reports, producer Zhang Shilei said. It will increase coverage of international events with a particular emphasis on Asia, Zhang said. In terms of reporting style and programme format, the change is in line with the needs of overseas audiences, Zhang added.