China Global Television Network
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China Global Television Network
China Global Television Network (CGTN)
TypeTelevision network
SloganSee the difference.
HeadquartersCCTV Headquarters, Beijing
OwnerChina Central Television
Launch date
31 December 2016; 3 years ago (2016-12-31)
Official website

China Global Television Network (CGTN; Chinese: ?; pinyin: Zh?ngguó guójì diànshìtái or Chinese: ?; pinyin: Zh?ngguó Huánqiú Diànshì W?ng[1]), formerly CCTV International, is a group of six international multi-language television channels owned and operated by China Central Television (CCTV), a nationally owned media organization in China.[2] CGTN produces mostly innocuous content but has at times pushed propaganda on behalf of the Communist Party of China.[3][4]


All six non-Chinese language television channels under CCTV International were simultaneously relaunched at 4:00 am GMT (midday BJT), on 31 December 2016 to bear the CGTN name.[5]CCTV-4, the international channel in Mandarin Chinese, was not a part of this rebranding.[]


Name Language Launch Date Previous Name
CGTN English 20 September 1997
  • CCTV-9
  • CCTV News
CGTN Español Spanish 1 October 2007[6]
  • CCTV-E
  • CCTV Español
CGTN Français French 1 October 2007[6]
  • CCTV-F
  • CCTV Français
CGTN ? Arabic 25 July 2009 CCTV ?
CGTN ? Russian 10 September 2009 CCTV ?
CGTN Documentary English 1 January 2011 CCTV-9 Documentary
CGTN Africa English 11 January 2012
CGTN America English 6 February 2012
CGTN Europe English 8 October 2019


  1. ^ (?). Xinhua. 2016-12-31.
  2. ^ "CGTN-About Us". CGTN homepage. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Cook, Sarah (September 25, 2019). "China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing's Arsenal of Repression". The Diplomat. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Lim, Louisa; Bergin, Julia (2018-12-07). "Inside China's audacious global propaganda campaign". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "CCTV to launch CGTN". CCTV America. 2016-12-30. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b Split from CCTV-E&F.

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