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CGTN is a 24-hour English news channel, of China Central Television, based in Beijing. It was formerly known as CCTV News.

In February 2021, the British regulator Ofcom banned CGTN, it had discovered the licence-holder Star China Media Limited, had no editorial oversight of the channel’s output, which is a legal requirement.

In retaliation, the Chinese broadcasting regulator banned BBC World News a week later inside mainland China.

Launched25 September 2000
Former namesCCTV News

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Twitter@CGTNOfficial (13,021,982 followers) compare
FacebookCGTN (79,490,365 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

CGTN fined £225,000 for Broadcasting Code breach
Broadband TV News - published 9 March 2021, 11.46am gmt

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