serves the entire globe with 392 hours
of broadcasts every day in 38 foreign languages and
four local Chinese dialects as well as standard Chinese,
aiming at promoting understanding and friendship between
the people of China and people throughout the world.
China Radio International operates 27 overseas bureaus
around the world, and many local bureaus across China,
including the Hong Kong and Macao special administration
regions, thereby forming a comprehensive global news
and information network.
Since 26th December, 1998, CRI's programs have been
available on the internet. Logging on to CRI's websites
allow one to access CRI services in 42 languages.
CRI's websites are the only official multi-lingual publicity
internet stations of China.
Since 6th October, 1999, CRI has relayed its TV program
focusing on international news to many places in China.
CRI runs a Chinese-language newspaper, World NewsŁ¬and
a magazine, World Radio, Film & Television.
CRI also run the China International Radio Press and
the China International Audio & Video Publishing
CRI English Service broadcasts more than 145 hours of
material a day for listeners in Asia, Africa, Oceania,
and North and South America, and domestic listeners
in about 20 cities. It focuses on satisfying listeners
by providing informative, timely and interesting programs.
In addition to our short-wave broadcasts, we also try
to make ourselves heard on the local AM and FM frequencies
in many parts of the world. We can now be heard locally
in Washington, Los Angles, London, as well as dozens
of other major cities across the world. The broadcasting
hours in local stations abroad has now reached 69.5
hours a day. If you're randomly tuning your AM/FM receiver
at home or in your car, the chances are you'll come
In 1984 and 1990, FM 91.5 and 1251 kHz were launched
respectively, both targeting foreigners living in China.
FM 91.5, CRI's first domestic channel, offered programs
in English and several other foreign languages. This
channel became English-only in 1999.
At the beginning of 2004, two new channels went on medium
wave at 846 kHz and 1008 kHz, mainly focusing on news
and English teaching programs.
In May 1990, CRI's English Service started the bimonthly,
four-color newsletter, The Messenger, with an eye toward
strengthening ties with listeners. The publication is
delivered to overseas listeners, and to foreigners in
China who work at embassies or consulates, foreign-owned
and joint-venture companies, as well as students, teachers,
journalists and tourists, or those who request it. It
brings them information about CRI present and the plans
for the future.