Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT | By PTI

China Radio International’s Tamil service completes 50 years

The Tamil service like the Hindi and Bengali services are mostly run by the Chinese students who have learnt the languages in the Peking University

China Radio International’s Tamil service completes 50 years (© Reuters)

Beijing: The Tamil service of the state-run China Radio International (CRI) on Saturday celebrated its golden jubilee here, marking 50 years of uninterrupted broadcasting to various parts of the world besides India and Sri Lanka.

CRI previously known as Radio Peking, broadcasts in about 56 languages including Hindi, Bengali and Urdu besides Tamil and English every day.

The CRI Tamil service was founded in Aug 1, 1963, and has expanded its operations on a multimedia communication platform with a mixture of shortwave broadcasting service, FM service, website, mobile and magazine services.

The service at present provides eight hours of programme everyday which included four-hour shortwave service and four FM service broadcasts from Colombo.

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