Xinhua News Agency

official press agency of the People's Republic of China

Xinhua News Agency (English pronunciation: /ˌʃɪnˈhwɑː/),[2] or New China News Agency, is the official state press agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua is the largest media organization in China. It is also the largest news agency based on by the number of worldwide correspondents.[3] Xinhua is a part of the State Council. It is the highest ranking media outlet in the country. He Ping, President of Xinhua, is a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).[4]

Xinhua News Agency
Native name
FormerlyRed China News Agency (1931–1937)
Company typeNews agency
FoundedNovember 1931; 92 years ago (1931-11), in Ruijin, Jiangxi, Chinese Soviet Republic
FounderChinese Communist Party
Global: Beijing, China
Overseas: 1540 Broadway
Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Area served
Key people
He Ping (President & Editor-in-chief)
Liu Zhengrong (Party Secretary)
OwnerPeople's Republic of China (state-owned institution)
ParentState Council of the People's Republic of China
SubsidiariesReference News
CNC World
Xinhua News Agency
Simplified Chinese新华通讯社
Traditional Chinese新華通訊社
Literal meaningNew China News Agency
Abbreviated name
Simplified Chinese新华社
Traditional Chinese新華社
Literal meaningNew China Agency
Xinhua headquarters office in Beijing
39°53′55.55″N 116°21′54.83″E / 39.8987639°N 116.3652306°E / 39.8987639; 116.3652306

Xinhua is a publisher as well as a news agency. It has more than 170 news bureaus in other countries and 33 bureaus in China. It has one in each provincial administrative division. It also has a military bureau. Xinhua is a major source of information about the CCP and Chinese central government. Its headquarters is in Beijing . They are close to the central government's headquarters at Zhongnanhai.

Xinhua publishes in 10 languages.[5][6] Xinhua has been criticized for spreading state propaganda, disinformation, and for criticizing things that disagree with the CCP.[7][8][9][10]


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