CNC World

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CNC World
CNC World logo.png
Broadcast areaWorldwide
NetworkSatellite & Cable
television network
AffiliatesXinhua News Agency
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Picture format4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
OwnerChina Xinhua News Network Corporation, private investors
Launched1 July 2010
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Streaming media[1]

CNC World (simplified Chinese: 中国新华新闻电视网英语电视台; traditional Chinese: 中國新華新聞電視網英語電視台; pinyin: Zhōngguó Xīnhuá Xīnwén Diànshì Wǎng Yīngyǔ Diànshìtái) is a majority state-owned 24-hour global English-language news channel, launched on July 1, 2010.[1] It is 51% owned by the state-run China Xinhua News Network Corporation, and 49% by private investors, including Chinese home appliances maker Gree.[2]

The venture is part of Beijing's effort to "present an international vision with a Chinese perspective," Xinhua President Li Congjun said at the press conference announcing the launch of CNC World.[3][4][5][6]

Xinhua has leased a newsroom in New York on top of a skyscraper in Times Square to provide CNC World with prominent exposure in the United States.[3] On December 16, 2010, CNC World agreed a deal with Eutelsat for coverage on Eutelsat 28A, 36B and Hot Bird 13B from January 1, 2011.[7] CNC World launched on the Sky satellite television platform in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 21, 2011, from Eutelsat 28A.

In 2020, the United States Department of State designated Xinhua, along with other Chinese state media outlets, as foreign missions.[8] By 2021, the network's terrestrial television affiliates in the United States had all disaffiliated with the network.[9]


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  7. ^ "XINHUA'S CNC WORLD ENGLISH CHANNEL SELECTS THREE EUTELSAT SATELLITES FOR REACH ACROSS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA" (PDF). Eutelsat. 16 December 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  8. ^ Jakes, Lara; Myers, Steven Lee (2020-02-18). "U.S. Designates China's Official Media as Operatives of the Communist State". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
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