China’s Ruling Party Launches English News Channel

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

The news agency run by China’s ruling Communist Party launched a global English-language television channel Thursday as part of efforts to expand its influence abroad.

Experts say China’s media expansion also results from unhappiness with much of the international coverage of sensitive events in China such as Tibet and human rights. The government has accused international media organizations of being biased and focused on negative news.

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China Xinhua News Network Corp. (CNC) began broadcasting its first English TV service, CNC World, around the clock on Thursday More…

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