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China's first radio station went on air in Shanghai for a short time in 1922. From the following year, radio stations with regular programs were established. They were under foreign control and aired programs in foreign languages, especially in English. In 1926 Radio Harbin was the first Chinese-operated, Chinese-language station that began broadcasting. In 1928 the Guomindang (GMD) established the Central Broadcasting Agency (Zhongyang guangbo diantai) in Nanjing, which aired news and propaganda in the larger cities of China. In the following years, the GMD …

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Klaschka, Siegfried, “Broadcasting”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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