Hungarian state-owned news channel M1 has launched a Chinese-language news program.The new program was announced via Facebook by the Media Service Support and AssetManagement Fund (MTVA) on Jan. 5.
According to the announcement, MTVA justified the launch of the news program bystressing the importance of China’s role as a strategic partner of Hungary. The fund notedthat Chinese nationals living and working in Hungary should be able to receive news onHungarian political and economic matters “firsthand.”
The Chinese-language news bulletin will be broadcast daily in the late night hours,following the recently launched Russian-language service. It will have a roughly five-minute time slot between 11:45 p.m. and midnight each day.
There are three announcers, all of who are ethnically Chinese. Ma Ying, one of theannouncers, declared the initiative very sensible, given the sizable Chinese communityliving in Hungary. via en.people.cn