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BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Xinhua News Agency on Thursday launched its English language TV service, CNC World.
Xinhua president Li Congjun (4th L) and He Ping (4th R), Editor-in-Chief of China's Xinhua News Agency, attend the CNC (China Xinhua News Network Corporation) World launch ceremony at Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, capital of China, on July 1, 2010. China's Xinhua News Agency on Thursday launched its English language TV service, CNC World. CNC World broadcasts English news programs 24 hours a day and covers breaking news and major political, economic and cultural news around the globe. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)
CNC World broadcasts English news programs 24 hours a day and covers breaking news and major political, economic and cultural news around the globe.
World renowned news and television organizations sent letters of congratulations to CNC (China Xinhua News Network Corporation), including News Corporation, the Associated Press, Thompson Reuters, Agence France Presse, Itar-Tass, Kyodo News Agency, the BBC, CBS, CNN, NHK and Al-Jazeera.
"Congratulations on the start of a most exciting venture. We wish you well and welcome Xinhua to the family of international news broadcasters," Steve Capus, president of NBC News, said in a letter.
Xinhua president Li Congjun said, "CNC will present an international vision with a China perspective. It will broadcast news reports in a timely way and objectively and be a new source of information for global audiences."
The UN Environment Programme, the UN Children's Fund and the UN World Food Programme sent letters or videos of congratulations to CNC.
Kenyan Vice President, Kalonzo Musyoka, also called Xinhua president Li Congjun to extend his congratulations.
China's government departments, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the General Administration of Press and Publication and the Information Office of the State Council, also extended congratulations.
CNC also received congratulations from major Chinese enterprises, including China Mobile and China Unicom, as well as media organizations, including the People's Daily and Guangming Daily.
The English service is one of Xinhua's initiatives to keep pace with a fast-developing global media industry.