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.

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.

Reference News

Chinese newspaper.

Chinese newspaper.

It is published by Xinhua News Agency (formerly Red China News Agency, 1931–1937).

Mark Bourrie

Canadian journalist and author.

Canadian journalist and author.

In a 2012 article, Bourrie stated that the Chinese government-owned Xinhua News Agency asked him to collect information on the Dalai Lama by exploiting his journalistic access to the Parliament of Canada.

The TVCC building before the fire

Beijing Television Cultural Center fire

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

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

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.

Xinhua News Agency reported, and the municipal public security bureau confirmed, that Beijing police detained an official of CCTV.

Dechert in 2012

Bob Dechert

Canadian politician and lawyer.

Canadian politician and lawyer.

Dechert in 2012

On September 9, 2011, it was revealed that Dechert had been engaging in "flirtatious e-mails" with a correspondent, Shi Rong, working for the People's Republic of China news agency, Xinhua.

Politicians (Kissinger, Nixon, Ford, Haig) in the Oval Office discussing Representative Ford's nomination as the Vice President

Zhou Nan

Politicians (Kissinger, Nixon, Ford, Haig) in the Oval Office discussing Representative Ford's nomination as the Vice President

Zhou Nan was a prominent Chinese politician and diplomat, and served as Director of the Xinhua News Agency in Hong Kong, Vice Minister of the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to the United Nations.

Internal media of the Chinese Communist Party

Subject of censorship in China.

Subject of censorship in China.

Some Chinese journalists, including Xinhua correspondents in foreign countries, write for both the mass media and the internal media.

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.

British and Chinese unity against Japan, saw propaganda posters such as this one depicting Chiang Kai-shek and Winston Churchill created to bolster morale.

Samuel Chinque

British Chinese writer, publisher, social and political activist, and prominent trade unionist in the United Kingdom.

British Chinese writer, publisher, social and political activist, and prominent trade unionist in the United Kingdom.

British and Chinese unity against Japan, saw propaganda posters such as this one depicting Chiang Kai-shek and Winston Churchill created to bolster morale.

In 1947, Chinque co-founded the London branch of the Xinhua News Agency, which became the first branch of the official state run newspaper of the People's Republic of China, outside of the country.