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Xinhua Opens New Office in NYC’s Times Square

On May 19, 2011, the North American regional headquarter of the Xinhua News Agency celebrated the launch of its new office in Manhattan’s Times Square, in a bid to step onto the stage of world-class media. Zhou Xisheng, Xinhua’s vice president, said, “The launch of our North American regional headquarters will play an active role in increasing Xinhua’s abilities in international news transmission and enhance the influence of its international reports.” Currently, Xinhua employs some 16,000 people, with more than 30 domestic bureaus and over 140 overseas. It has seven bureaus in the United States and three in Canada. 

Ambassador Peng Keyu of the Chinese Consulate-general in New York, Tom Gallo of the U.S. State Department Office of Foreign Missions, and Steve Orlins, the President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations,  were among nearly 100 guests at the ceremony.

Source: Xinhua, May 20, 2011