China Opens State-Operated Radio Service In Tonga

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Service is ‘natural evolution’ of relations, says ambassador

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 3, 2012) – China’s state-owned radio, China Radio International, has launched a 24 hours FM service in Nuku’alofa in Tonga, offering programs in English and Chinese.

The Chinese operator is to work in partnership with the Tonga Broadcasting Commission.

Matangi Tonga reports the Chinese Ambassador, Wang Donghua, saying the launch is a natural evolution of the friendly relations and cooperation between Tonga and China.

He says radio and television are very important channels for promoting mutual cooperation.

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