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Xinhua News Agency headquarters in Beijing

Xinhua ( IPA : [ ɕín.xwǎ ]; Chinese  新華通訊社  /  新华通讯社 , Pinyin Xīnhuá Tōngxùnshè , 新華社  /  新华社 for short , Xīnhuá shè  - "New China News Agency") is the government news agency of the People's Republic of China and the larger of the two news agencies of the country (the other is China News Service ). Xinhua is also a publisher that publishes more than 20 newspapers and a dozen magazines and publishes in eight languages: Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Japanese.

Xinhua was founded in 1931 and is based in Beijing . It is subordinate to the Chinese central government . Its board of directors is a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party . Xinhua is the only channel for the distribution of important news related to the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese central government.

Xinhua is the largest and most influential media organization in China, with more than 170 overseas offices and 31 offices in China - one for each province and a military office. Xinhua produces, among other things, the worldwide news channel CNC World .


Xinhua has been criticized by international media for promoting propaganda , hate speech and racism against opponents of the Chinese Communist Party. Due to media censorship in China, Xinhua remains the main source of smaller news publications and there is a conflict of interest between the Communist Party and the news agency.

In an interview with Indian media in 2007, the then head of Xinhua, Tian Congmin, confirmed the problem of "historical defeats and popular perceptions". Newsweek criticized Xinhua as "known for its blind spots" on controversial news in China. B. that their "reporting on the United States is not fair and equitable".


See also

Web links

Commons : Xinhua News Agency  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Reporters Without Borders: Xinhua: The Largest Propaganda Agency in the World
  2. Times of India: Our credibility is doubted to a certain degree
  3. Newsweek: Is China's Xinhua the future of journalism?