China Radio International celebrates 60 years of Indonesian, Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese, and launches web portal to 8 ASEAN languages.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Print Send a link
"China Radio International (CRI), the only state international radio broadcaster, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its broadcasting in Indonesian, Myanmese, Thai and Vietnamese languages on Monday. CRI, which started its broadcasts in the four languages of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in April 10, 1950, is now introducing China to the world in these languages through shortwave radio, FM radio, the Internet and print media. Addressing the celebration in Chinese, visiting Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhom said she once listened to CRI's programs in Thai as a teenager and could still pick them up now in Thailand. ... At the ceremony, CRI also launched its China-ASEAN website (http://asean.cri.cn), which is a part of CRI Online, a multi-language website of CRI. The China-ASEAN website, using Cambodian, Filipino, Indonesian, Lao, Malaysian, Myanmese, Thai and Vietnamese languages, covers the stories on exchanges and cooperation between China and the ASEAN countries and provides information for the developments in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA)." Xinhua, 5 April 2010.