Associated Press of Pakistan, 9 July 2010
: Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, currently on a official visit to China, "was impressed when the interviewer of China Radio International (CRI) interviewed him in Urdu Language."
Press Trust of India, 8 July 2010: "An MOU was signed between Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and China Radio International for Urdu service broadcasts in selected Pakistani cities."
Associated Press of Pakistan, 8 July 2010: "Under the MOU, both the broadcasting institutions of friendly countries will extend maximum cooperation with each other in technical field and programmes to enhance the standard of their broadcasts in the region. The PBC will relay programmes of China Radio International on its network which will help further promote friendship of both the countries.It is worth mentioning that Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Murtaza Solangi during his visit to China a few months ago had held talks with the administration of China Radio to finalise the MOU."
China Radio International, 8 July 2010: The MOU "will see CRI broadcast Urdu and English programs on FM in five Pakistani cities, including Karachi and the capital, Islamabad."
Jamaica Observer, 6 July 2010: "The State-run Chinese media is seeking the cooperation of the media in Latin America and the Caribbean, not only to deepen its friendship with countries in that region, but in helping to tell the story about the new China. Executives of China Daily, China Central TV (CCTV), and China Radio International (CRI) - all of which have English Language services -- as well as the online news service www.newssc.org, all had the same message for media executives and senior journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean, who were on a recent tour of the Asian country, courtesy of the State Council Information Office (SCIO). ... CRI's vice-president Wang Yunpeng told the nine Caribbean and Latin American journalists and media executives (representing Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Panama and The Bahamas that he wanted closer cooperation with their media companies in the promotion of friendship with their respective countries. ... In the meantime, the CCTV network plans to increase the number of its bureaux from 30 to 50 as part of its international expansion. The new bureaux will be set up in North, South and Central America as well as in Asia, in which there is already a strong presence. CCTV English - one of the news channels offered by Jamaican cable operators - is one of 38 channels offered by the Chinese television network which employs 15,000 people, among them 3,000 journalists."
Bernama, 6 July 2010: "Bernama General Manager Hasnul Hassan said the news agency received one representative from China Radio International (CRI) last year, who was given a one-month training at both Bernama Radio24 and the editorial department, with two more to be assigned this year. As part of the exchange programme, Bernama also dispatched its journalist for a two-week training at CRI, he said."
Radio the Voice of Vietnam, 6 July 2010: "Vietnamese young people and 20 Chinese students studying at Hanoi and Hai Phong universities on July 5 started a friendship cycling tour from Hanoi to Nanning, China. ... The tour is being jointly held by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and China Radio International (CRI) to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Vietnam-China Year of Friendship and the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity." People's Daily Online (Beijing), 6 July 2010: "'The Vietnam China Youth Friendship Bicycle Tour', jointly organized by the China Radio International and Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment, was the first of this kind to be held."
Awoko (Freetown), 5 July 2010, Umaru Fofana: "Here in China, knowledge of Africa is growing tremendously. The Chinese satellite TV station, CCTV, which broadcasts around the world in English, Chinese, French, and many other languages, carries stories about Africa almost everyday. China Radio International has services in Hausa and Kiswahili and has relay stations in especially east Africa with plans to go big in West Africa."
Asia News via Spero News, 5 July 2010: "China's state news agency Xinhua has launched a 24-hour global news channel in English, CNC World, part of the China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC), in order to present 'an international vision with a China perspective' by broadcasting 'news reports in a timely way and objectively' that can 'be a new source of information for global audiences,' said Xinhua’s President Li Congjun at the launch ceremony in Beijing. For a number of analysts however, the new channel represents China’s attempt to pass on its 'official' version, and sweep under the rug the fact that it closely censors its own media. The new English-language channel (with a peace dove for logo) will allow anyone to know the CNC’s and thus the Chinese government’s point of view. It aims to reach 50 million viewers in Europe, North America and Africa within its first year, CNC World Controller Wu Jincai said." See previous post about CNC.