China News Service

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China News Service (CNS)
中国新闻社
Type Broadcast radio, television and online
Country  People's Republic of China
Founded 1952
Broadcast area
Mainland China, Satellite, Internet
Area Mainland China
Owner Government of China
Official website
www.chinanews.com.cn[dead link]

The China News Service (中国新闻社) is the second largest state-owned news agency in the People's Republic of China, after the Xinhua News Agency. It serves mainly overseas Chinese and residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

The CNS was established in 1952. It has news offices and stations in every province in mainland China, as well as in Hong Kong and Macau. CNS also has news offices in foreign countries, including the United States, Japan, France, and Australia. The incumbent editor-in-chief of CNS is Liu Beixian.

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