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Xinhua News Agency


Xinhua News Agency, founded in November 1931, is a news agency and wire service resembling a Chinese version of Reuters. It also has a regulatory function and can work in concert with GAPP (General Administration of Press and Publications) or autonomously.

The head office of Xinhua is in Beijing and its news and information collecting and processing system is made up of three parts: the head office, domestic branches and overseas bureaus.

Xinhua has branches in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and centrally-administered municipalities (Taiwan is not included), as well as in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. It also has sub-branch offices or correspondent stations in more than 50 large and medium-sized cities.

Xinhua has bureaus in more than 100 countries and regions. Among them, five are regional offices that release news directly. They are the Asian-Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong, the Latin America Regional Office in Mexico City, the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, the Middle East Regional Office in Cairo, the Europe Regional Office in Brussels.

Xinhua publishes nearly 40 publications. “Reference News” and “Fortnightly Chat” have the largest circulation in China in terms of daily newspaper and magazine respectively. The Xinhua Publishing House affiliated to Xinhua publishes more than 400 titles on journalism and politics every year.


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