China Radio International’s Tamil service completes 50 years
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.