CGTN America

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CGTN America
CGTN-America Logo.png
Launched February 6, 2012
Network China Global Television Network
Owned by China Central Television
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Website [1]
DirecTV Channel 2119
Dish Network Channel 279
Available on some cable systems Check Local Listings
AT&T U-verse Channel 3602
Streaming media
CGTN America Live Stream

CGTN America is the American division of CGTN, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television. It is based in Washington, D.C. and manages bureaus across North and South America. The service employs a mix of American, international and Chinese journalists and produces Americas-based programming with a focus on Asia for CGTN.[1]

CGTN America is led by director general Ma Jing with veteran Asia journalist Jim Laurie as executive consultant.[2] It began broadcasting on February 6, 2012.[3]

From the CGTN America website:

"Our Mission: to provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it.

CGTN America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities in Washington D.C., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live."[4]

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North America Correspondents[edit]



  • The World Today - Breaking news from around the world – with special emphasis on North and South America. Airs weekdays at 2,3,5,6:30 and 8PM US Eastern time.
  • Global Business – Global news and analysis, is aimed at combining reporting of economic and financial issues in North and South America with those from China and the Asian region. Anchored by Rachelle Akuffo from CGTN's studios in Washington, D.C. Airs Monday-Friday 4:00 PM to 4:30pm and 7-8PM US Eastern time.
  • The Heat – Weekly news and current affairs show that features often heated discussions on global affairs. Airs Sunday's at 6PM US Eastern time.
  • Americas Now – CGTN's premiere news magazine broadcast, features original reporting throughout the Americas. The program was developed and It was launched by Senior Producer Barbara Dury.
  • Full Frame - A a weekly talk magazine that explores current events, culture and social issues from a global perspective.

CGTN programs can be seen in North America on COMCAST Channel 273 and COX Channel 472 in the greater Washington area; on Time Warner Channel 134 in New York; on Charter Cable Channel 562 in Los Angeles; and nationwide on DISH TV channel 279. They are broadcast on the MHz Networks.


  1. ^ "CCTV America Initiates New Programming From Washington, D.C." (Press release). CCTV. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Chinese state TV starts American service this week". Associated Press. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ Wang, Xi (2012-02-06). "About CCTV America". CNTV. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ "CGTN America". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  5. ^ Hernández, Javier C. (2016-02-05). "Ties to Chinese State Media Raise Questions in U.S. Election Campaign". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 

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