CRI English Service celebrates 70th anniversary

China Plus Published: 2017-09-11 17:16:54
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The English Service of China Radio International is celebrating its 70th anniversary on Monday.

Seventy years ago, a branch of Xinhua Radio Station, which later became China Radio International, began its first broadcast in English in Shexian County, Hebei Province.

Wei Lin, CRI's very first English announcer, delivered a 20-minute broadcast.

The English Service now broadcasts more than 400 hours of programming each day across all of its platforms.

Its radio programs can be heard on local FM & AM stations globally.

Having started as a traditional radio broadcaster, CRI's English Service has transformed into a multi-media platform that produces photos and text, audio reports, videos and live streaming.

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