CNC, already dead in the water?

So there we have it, China’s answer to the much-decried international news networks began broadcasting yesterday. China Xinhua News Channel Network (CNC) will now broadcast English-language news and features, with the aim of “presenting an international vision with a China perspective”. In other words, CNC should inform English-language viewers about the Chinese point of view on international matters. But rest assured, station controller Wu Jincai pointed out that CNC will be a “news channel, not a propaganda station”.

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