VOA Broadcasting in Mandarin
VOA’s Mandarin service reaches the Chinese-speaking population in the People’s Republic of China and around the world with daily television and radio broadcasts as well as digital content that tells the story of America and its relations with China. For more than seven decades, VOA Mandarin has provided uncensored and fact-based news about significant developments in China and around the world that empowers its audience to make informed decisions.
Established: February 1942
Target Area: China
Radio Programming: 42 hours per week
TV Programming: 14 hours per week
Programs and additional features available at: VOAChinese.com
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Programs and Features
Eye on America: a daily 60-minute program on U.S. news and other developments. It airs in the morning local time.
Issues & Opinions: a 60-minute news and talk program on major development in China.
Pro & Con: a weekly hour-long talk show debating controversial issues in the news.
Strait Talk: a weekly hour-long call-in show co-produced with Broadcasting Corporation of Taiwan. Callers from China and Taiwan meet on-air to discuss news and issues of common interest.
Cultural Odyssey: a weekly 20-minute TV magazine on American life and entertainment.
Walk into America: a bi-weekly television feature on American culture, life and people.
History’s Mysteries: an occasional hour-long TV documentary program focusing on untold stories, suppressed memories and distorted narratives in China’s recent past.
Windows on the World: a daily four-hour current affairs program.
Learn a Word: a daily one-minute segment introducing useful English words for daily use.
Sports English: as the title suggests, this segment teaches phrases and expressions used in sports.