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Vol 2 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2009

Beijing news network

Beijing is investing 45 billion yuan (US$6.6 bn.) in expanding its Xinhua News Agency and launching a 24-hour English language television news station. The plans envisage more cooperation with African media organisations and have already prompted criticism from Western newspapers and human rights groups, which regard Chinese news outlets as controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

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