A report on Beijing Television Cultural Center fire

The TVCC building before the fire
The TVCC building after the fire
The Beijing Television Cultural Center as seen in July 2011. Construction has resumed after the fire.

Massive blaze on 9 February 2009, in the Beijing central business district of Beijing, involving the uncompleted Beijing Television Cultural Center building.

- Beijing Television Cultural Center fire
The TVCC building before the fire

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The building before the 2009 fire

Beijing Television Cultural Center

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34-story skyscraper on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road in the Central Business District (CBD) of Beijing, China.

34-story skyscraper on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road in the Central Business District (CBD) of Beijing, China.

The building before the 2009 fire
The TVCC building in flames

It finally opened on 16 May 2012 due to a major fire.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters

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Formerly at the old China Central Television Building located at 11 Fuxin Road some 15 km to the west.

Formerly at the old China Central Television Building located at 11 Fuxin Road some 15 km to the west.

CCTV Headquarters
Beijing's CBD with the CCTV tower and China World Trade Center Tower 3 nearing completion (July 2008)
CCTV headquarters in China, Beijing district nearing completion (April 2008)
CCTV Headquarters complete (2009)

An adjacent building in the complex, the Television Cultural Center, caught on fire, ignited by fireworks on Lantern Festival day, 9 February 2009, before the building's scheduled completion in May 2009.

Xinhua News Agency

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Official state press agency of the People's Republic of China.

Official state press agency of the People's Republic of China.

Xinhua headquarters office in Beijing
39.89876°N, 116.36523°W
Building of Red China News Agency in 1937
Xinhua News Agency's overseas flagship digital billboard was inaugurated on Times Square, at the heart of Manhattan, New York City in 2010.
Bureau in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

After the Beijing Television Cultural Center fire, the vice president of the CCP's China International Publishing Group stated that quantity of media exposure would not necessarily help perceptions of China.