Global Times begins cooperation with Sputnik

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/4/19 15:12:47

Global Times Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Meng Yuhong (right), and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Russian media organization, Yelena Chepurnykh sign a cooperation agreement on April 18 in Beijing. Photo: Global Times


Sputnik news agency and radio has signed a cooperation agreement with one of China’s major media outlets, Global Times. The parties will exchange news and analytics in Chinese and English to provide their readers with a fuller picture of the Russian and Chinese domestic and international agenda. This will be Sputnik’s eighth contract in the Chinese media market. Earlier, the agency established information exchanges with several other large media outlets, including Xinhua and China Radio International.

The signing ceremony took place in Beijing. The agreement was signed by Global Times Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Meng Yuhong, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Russian media organization, Yelena Chepurnykh.

Yelena Chepurnykh said, “The Chinese audience is already familiar with Sputnik. The Sputnik China website was launched in 2014 and it also broadcasts radio programs. Sputnik is gaining popularity on Weibo, with some 9 million subscribers. Global Times will help Sputnik expand the Chinese component of the global news scene which we now cover internationally in over 30 languages.”

Global Times Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Meng Yuhong, added, “The Global Times newspaper and portal and Sputnik agreed to cooperate and exchange news content. The partnership will have a positive impact on enhancing the affinity between the two nations and on the development of the major Russian and Chinese media. Thanks to cooperation with Sputnik, Global Times will be able to more promptly and accurately provide its readers with diverse information about events around the world. At the same time, we will promote China’s and Russia’s interests and perspectives on the major international events among the global community.”

Sputnik (sputniknews.com) is a news agency and radio network with multimedia news hubs in dozens of countries. Sputnik broadcasts through its websites in over 30 languages, as well as on analogue and digital radio, mobile apps, and social media. Sputnik newswires, available by subscription, 24/7 in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.

Global Times newspaper and website (www.globaltimes.cn) was launched on April 20, 2009. It is a leading force of the media revolution that is taking place across the world. The paper, its website, its app and social media accounts target different spectra of the readership. However technology changes, the Global Times has always stayed true to its mission of presenting the reports that urge people to think and take action.


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