Friday, September 11, 2009

CCTV in China now also broadcasts in Russian

After launching its 24-hour programmes in Arabic, China's official TV station (CCTV) has also started to broadcast in the Russian language. Many masterpieces of Russian literature, such as Nikolai Ostrovsky' s How The Steel Was Tempered have been translated into the Chinese language. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are officially accepted as the diplomatic languages of the United Nations. CCTV now broadcasts in all the six United Nations' working languages. China Radio International (CRI) is on air in forty one other languages.

Mark Rowswell speaks Mandarin with passion