China News Service
|Type||Broadcast radio, television and online|
|Mainland China, Satellite, Internet|
|Owner||Communist Party of China|
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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. Its operations are directed at overseas Chinese worldwide 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, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. The incumbent editor-in-chief of CNS is Liu Beixian.
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