Central News Agency (Taiwan)
The Central News Agency (CNA) is Taiwan's semi-official wire service.
Central News Agency of Taiwan
|Established||1 April 1924|
|Founded at||Guangzhou, Guangdong|
|Type||News agency (state-owned)|
|Legal status||Non-profit organisation|
|Worldwide, 30 locations|
|Mandarin, English, Japanese, Spanish (closed 2021)|
|Owner||Government of the Republic of China|
|Central News Agency|
In addition to its Chinese (Mandarin) edition, it also has English and Japanese editions. It has a 300-strong employee base, and has overseas branches in some 30 countries. It works with a number of well-known news agencies around the world; such as the US-based Associated Press, Reuters of London, England, the German Deutsche Welle, and France-based Agence France-Presse.
The agency was founded 1 April 1924Kuomintang (KMT). Its headquarters was originally located in Guangzhou in Guangdong, but had to be relocated to Taipei, Taiwan Province in 1949, following the collapse of the Republic of China (ROC) government in mainland China after the Chinese Civil War, due to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s victory, while the CCP established its new official news agency, Xinhua News Agency., by the
Despite the corporatisation of the agency in 1973, it continued to receive heavy government subsidies, and remained the nation's official agency. At the time, journalists from CNA received preferential treatment on various occasions, mostly government-related press conferences.
After democratization, on 1 July 1996, the agency took the form of a non-profit organisation under a bill passed by the Legislative Yuan. Today, the agency is still the official news agency of Taiwan, and receives part of its funding from the Executive Yuan. However, its media influence is said[by whom?] to have diminished due to a rise in competition after the government decided to lift restrictions on mass media.
- "About Us - Focus Taiwan - CNA English news". FocusTaiwan.tw. Central News Agency. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
- "CNA pondrá fin a sus servicios informativos en idioma español". Enfoque en Taiwán. Central News Agency (Taiwan). Retrieved 26 April 2021.
- Yeh, Joseph (August 30, 2021). "Taiwan+ a window to the world to discover Taiwan: Tsai". FocusTaiwan. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
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- CNA.com.tw — Central News Agency official website (Taiwanese)
- FocusTaiwan — Central News Agency - English news
- フォーカス台湾 — Central News Agency - Japanese news