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China Launches Satellite TV Service In Asian Region

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Beijing (XNA) Feb 02, 2005
China launched its satellite television service in Asia on Tuesday, marking another step pushing its television programming into the international market.

"The launch aims to meet the growing demand of overseas Chinese for Chinese language programs and open a showcase to China for the English-speaking audience in the region," said Li Jian, president of the China International TV Corp..

The Great Wall TV Package, featuring 11 channels including CCTV-4, CCTV-9, CCTV-Chinese Opera channel, Beijing TV, Shanghai TV in English, mandarin, Cantonese and Min Dialect are now available in Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

The Great Wall TV Package was launched in North America in October 2004 and received positive responses from subscribers.

"We are looking to launch our Greatwall satellite service in Europe, Africa and Oceania in the future to serve Chinese around the globe and overseas audience," Li said.

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Beijing (XNA) Feb 01, 2005
Chinese Defense Ministry and its US counterpart rounded off their first special policy dialogue here Tuesday with both voicing their satisfactions, a sign of warming ties between two militaries of the two countries.

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