Xinhua News Agency to launch global English TV service

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Beijing, Apr 30 (ANI): China's official press agency, Xinhua News Agency, will launch a 24-hour global English television service in July.

The service will be produced by China Network Corporation (CNC), which is affiliated to Xinhua.

The trial broadcast of the service is scheduled for today, and after a trial operation of two months it will be officially launched on July 1.

Talking about the service, Xinhua President Li Congjun said the CNC, backed by the domestic and overseas Xinhua correspondents network would provide objective, comprehensive, in-depth and multi-dimensional news analysis.

"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 news agency quoted Congjun, as saying.

Xinhua News Agency is one of the two news agencies in China, the other being the China News Service.

Xinhua reports directly to the Communist Party of China's Publicity Department and Public Information Department. (ANI)

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