China to launch global media network
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China’s state-run TV network will launch a new global media outlet on New Year’s Eve, the broadcaster announced Friday.

The China Global Television Network (CGTN) is going to replace the China Central Television Network (CCTV).

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It will consist of six channels, a video content provider and a digital media wing.

The move is an apparent answer to Russia’s own global state-run network, RT, formerly known as Russia Today.

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