China News Service

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China News Service (CNS)
TypeBroadcast radio, television and online
Broadcast area
Mainland China, Satellite, Internet
AreaMainland China
OwnerCommunist Party of China
Official website
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The China News Service (simplified Chinese: 中国新闻社; traditional Chinese: 中國新聞社; pinyin: Zhōngguó Xīnwénshè) is the second largest state-owned news agency in China, after the Xinhua News Agency. China News Service was formerly run by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, which was absorbed into the United Front Work Department of Communist Party of China in 2018.[1][2] Its operations are directed at overseas Chinese worldwide and residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.[3]


The CNS was established in 1952.[3] 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, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia.[4][5] The incumbent editor-in-chief of CNS is Liu Beixian.

CNS was involved in misinformation and propaganda campaigns during the 2019 Hong Kong protests.[6]

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  1. ^ Joske, Alex (May 9, 2019). "Reorganizing the United Front Work Department: New Structures for a New Era of Diaspora and Religious Affairs Work". Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  2. ^ Allen-Ebrahimian, Bethany (December 21, 2017). "Beijing Builds Its Influence in the American Media". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  3. ^ a b New media for a new China. Scotton, James Francis, 1932-, Hachten, William A. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell. 2010. p. 117. ISBN 9781405187978. OCLC 435422517.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ Walters, Laura (2019-06-10). "Chinese-language media told to promote Govt initiatives". Newsroom. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  5. ^ Walters, Laura (September 23, 2019). "Chinese NZ Herald under Chinese state 'control' - experts". Newsroom. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  6. ^ Elise Thomas & Dr Jacob Wallis, Tom Uren. "Tweeting through the Great Firewall". Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Retrieved 4 September 2019.

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