China Today

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For the CCTV-9 programme, see China Today (CCTV).

China Today (Chinese: ; pinyin: Jīn Zhōngguó), formerly titled China Reconstructs (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jiànshè), is a monthly magazine founded in 1949 by Soong Ching-ling in association with Israel Epstein. It is published in Chinese language, English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German and Turkish, and is intended to promote a positive view of the People's Republic of China and its government to people outside of China.

Foreign advisor and naturalized Chinese citizen Israel Epstein was editor-in-chief of China Today from 1951, later he returned to China at the request of Soong Ching-ling. The magazine was renamed China Today in 1990.[1] China Today is usually published the first week of the month. In the pages of the magazine, the editors usually showcase what they characterize as the growing modernization and development which has happened in China since the reform and opening up policies of Deng Xiaoping began in December 1978.[2]

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  1. ^ Jiang Zemin, To China Today, China Today, November 20, 2001.
  2. ^ China Travel Information Links, China Today, July 23, 2007.