Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua headquarters office in Beijing
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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.

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

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Reuters, Bonn 1988

News agency

Organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters.

Organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters.

Reuters, Bonn 1988

Governments may also control news agencies: China (Xinhua), France (Agence France-Presse), Russia (TASS), and several other countries have government-funded news agencies which also use information from other agencies as well.

State Council of the People's Republic of China

Chief administrative authority of the People's Republic of China.

Chief administrative authority of the People's Republic of China.

1) Xinhua News Agency (新华通讯社), administered by the CCP Central Publicity Department

Hong Kong Liaison Office

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (abbr.

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (abbr.

Schema of media control by the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong
21 Tai Tam Road, Senior staff residences of the Hong Kong Liaison Office, fully owned by the Liaison Office
Sign at entrance
Entrance on Des Voeux Road West
View from Victoria Harbour

It replaced the New China News Agency (NCNA) as the representative of the Chinese government in Hong Kong in 2000.

Pro-Beijing camp (Hong Kong)

The pro-Beijing camp, pro-establishment camp, pro-government camp or pro-China camp refers to a political alignment in Hong Kong which generally supports the policies of the Beijing central government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) towards Hong Kong.

The pro-Beijing camp, pro-establishment camp, pro-government camp or pro-China camp refers to a political alignment in Hong Kong which generally supports the policies of the Beijing central government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) towards Hong Kong.

In the early post-war days, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Federation of Trade Unions, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Chinese Reform Association became the three pillars of the local pro-CCP organs, following the orders of the New China News Agency, the de facto Communist China's representative in Hong Kong.

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2008 Tibetan unrest

Series of protests and demonstrations over the Chinese government's treatment and persecution of Tibetans.

Series of protests and demonstrations over the Chinese government's treatment and persecution of Tibetans.

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Orange refers to Tibet's original land boundaries, subdivided into provinces by China and designated as Tibetan (and other ethnic minorities) autonomous areas.
Tibet Autonomous Region
Gansu Province
Qinghai Province
Sichuan Province
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Sign from 2008 Olympic protests

The Chinese government's Xinhua News Agency estimated that 150 protests occurred between 10 March and 25 March.

A collapsed residential block in Wenchuan being bulldozed in the aftermath of the earthquake; exposed mountain faces can be seen in the background.

2008 Sichuan earthquake

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008.

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008.

A collapsed residential block in Wenchuan being bulldozed in the aftermath of the earthquake; exposed mountain faces can be seen in the background.
The USGS provided a map of Asia in May 2008, which showed a total of 122 earthquakes occurring on the continent. The large red square near the center of the map depicts the 7.9 magnitude Chengdu quake in the Sichuan province.
A USGS map shows that dozens of aftershocks occurred in a small region following the quake.
Figure 1: Official fatality reports for the Wenchuan M8 earthquake as a function of time. Squares show fatalities, triangles show the sum of fatalities plus missing persons, which equaled the number of fatalities in the end. The diamond is the QLARM estimate 100 minutes after the earthquake, with the range of possible values given by the solid, vertical line through the diamond. The horizontal dash-dotted line indicates the average value of fatalities calculated by QLARM.
Figure 2: Map of settlements with the estimated mean damage due to the Wenchuan earthquake modeled as a line rupture extending as far as the aftershocks.
On the night of May 12, residents of Chengdu worried about potential aftershocks gathered in the street to avoid staying in buildings.
USGS shake map
The outside of a warehouse in disarray following the earthquake.
The Miaoziping Bridge of Dujiangyan –Wenchuan Expressway was damaged in the earthquake.
A bank building in Beichuan after the earthquake. A girl was found alive in the ruins 102 hours (4 days, 6 hours) after the earthquake.
A single door frame bearing a portrait of Mao Zedong remained standing in a pile of debris.
Rain was among the many problems affecting the area in the aftermath of the earthquake. Here, a group of onlookers examine a collapsed building in the rain.
Persistent rain, as well as rock slides and a layer of mud coating on the main roads, such as the one above, hindered rescue officials' efforts to enter the target region.
Falling debris, such as the object that landed on this vehicle, hindered rescue workers' progress as they attempted to cross the mountain.
This elderly woman was rescued and placed on a stretcher after being trapped for over 50 hours.
Senior Capt. Guan Youfei greeted the first of two U.S. aircrews delivering earthquake relief supplies
On May 19, 2008, people mourned for the earthquake victims at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, with the flag at half mast throughout the mourning period.
Donation box for Sichuan earthquake victims, A-Ma Temple, Macao, May 2008.
This kindergarten was among the many schools in the disaster region that suffered heavy structural damage.

In Beichuan County, 80% of the buildings collapsed according to Xinhua News.

Hu Yaobang in 1986

Hu Yaobang

High-ranking official of the People's Republic of China.

High-ranking official of the People's Republic of China.

Hu Yaobang in 1986
Hu Yaobang at Yan'an in the 1930s
Hu Yaobang and his wife Li Zhao
Hu Yaobang, Zhu De, and Liao Chengzhi at the National Youth Congress in 1953 (left to right)
(from left) Zhao Ziyang, Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng at Hu Yaobang's memorial service in the Great Hall of the People, on 22 April 1989
Hu Yaobang's Former Residence.
Hu's Statue in his hometown Liuyang

"Birth Anniversary Marked for Late Leader Hu Yaobang". Xinhua. 18 November 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2011.

The cover of the Basic Law, published by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau

Hong Kong Basic Law Drafting Committee

Formed in June 1985 for the drafts of the Hong Kong Basic Law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) after 1997.

Formed in June 1985 for the drafts of the Hong Kong Basic Law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) after 1997.

The cover of the Basic Law, published by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau

The Chairman of the Drafting Committee was Ji Pengfei, the 8 Vice-Chairmen were Xu Jiatun, Director of the New China News Agency Hong Kong Branch; Wang Hanbin, Secretary General of the NPC; Hu Sheng, Director of the Party Research Centre of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China; Fei Xiaotong, prominent Chinese anthropologist and sociologist; T. K. Ann, Hong Kong industrialist and member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Y. K. Pao, Hong Kong shipping tycoon; Fei Yimin, publisher of Ta Kung Pao, member of the NPC and member of the Legal Commission under the NPC Standing Committee; and David K. P. Li, Chairman of the Bank of East Asia.

A Kuomintang propaganda poster celebrating the birthday of Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek, "Long Live the President"

Propaganda in China

Propaganda in China refers to the use of propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or (historically) the Kuomintang (KMT) to sway domestic and international opinion in favor of its policies.

Propaganda in China refers to the use of propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or (historically) the Kuomintang (KMT) to sway domestic and international opinion in favor of its policies.

A Kuomintang propaganda poster celebrating the birthday of Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek, "Long Live the President"
Chinese enlistment poster to volunteer in the Korean War with the grave of an American soldier
A series of posters from the Cultural Revolution, one of which depicts CCP Chairman Mao Zedong over a mass rally
Propaganda sign in Xiamen, China facing Kinmen, Republic of China. Sign says "Peaceful Unification. One country two systems".
Giant poster listing the twelve Core Socialist Values of the Chinese Communist Party (2017).
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The Red Detachment of Women

State-owned outlets such as Xinhua and the People's Daily have blamed elderly deaths in Norway and Germany on COVID-19 vaccines, even though there is no scientific evidence, and have accused English media of downplaying it.

Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei.

De facto embassy

Office or organisation that serves de facto as an embassy in the absence of normal or official diplomatic relations among countries, usually to represent nations which lack full diplomatic recognition, regions or dependencies of countries, or territories over which sovereignty is disputed.

Office or organisation that serves de facto as an embassy in the absence of normal or official diplomatic relations among countries, usually to represent nations which lack full diplomatic recognition, regions or dependencies of countries, or territories over which sovereignty is disputed.

Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei.
Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. in London, United Kingdom, displaying the national emblem of the Republic of China
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London
Consulate-General of the United States in Hong Kong
The British Consulate General in Hong Kong
Office certified by the local government
Macau Office
Macao Economic and Commercial Office in Portugal
Consulate General in Macau
Portuguese Consulate General in Macau.
On 2 October 1990, the last head of the West German Permanent Mission in East Germany, Franz Bertele, removes the shield from the office building following German reunification
The flag of Rhodesia, adopted in 1968, was denounced as an illegal symbol when raised over Rhodesia House in London in 1969.
"Bophuthatswana House" in Tel Aviv was the only place outside South Africa to fly the homeland's flag.
The Quebec Government Office at 59 Pall Mall in London, England
Rhodesia House was the office of the colony's High Commissioner in London. (2006 photograph)
Leonard Woodcock, last Chief of the "United States Liaison Office" and first Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China

Consequently, the People's Republic of China was only represented unofficially in Hong Kong by the Xinhua News Agency Hong Kong Branch, which had been operating in the colony since 1945.