Welcome to CCTV America—the media crossroads where news and "views" about the world’s two largest national economies intersect and sometimes collide.
When there are collisions, we present both sides. Unlike some TV networks that pursue “heat” without“light,” because it’s entertaining,we still prefer balance—an approach that is rooted in our culture.
The ancient name for China – “Zhongguo,” or “Middle Kingdom” – helps explain the space we’ve staked out for ourselves in TV news. In the physical world, there is no day without night, no East without West. That’s not always evident when watching TV news in English. Most channels cover the West without the East, the North without the South and mainly the bad news without much of the good. We at CCTV America cover the West from an eastern perspective. We cover the East from western locations. We cover the other America, south of the equator. We tell you positive stories from unexpected places. We seek balance in our news coverage—a “middle way.” In the landscape of global news, we are a Middle Kingdom.
We Chinese believe in the principle of yīnyáng—that apparent opposites are in fact connected and interdependent. In today’s global economy there are no true opposites. East is west, and west is east. Our successes, and our failures, are mutual.
In watching us, we hope the rest of the world will learn more about Zhongguo—the world’s oldest living civilization, home to a fifth of the world’s population and the world’s fastest growing economy for the past thirty years.
Our Mission: to provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it.
CCTV America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities inWashington DC., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live.
Our programs include “Biz Asia America”—a two-hour business show that airs, M-F, at 7:00PM US Eastern time; “The Heat”—a Saturday night news & current affairs show (featuring some lively debates) at 7:30 PM US Eastern time; and “Americas Now”—a weekly news magazine program in English presenting in-depth stories about Latin America (and about Latin American culture in the U.S.) at 7:30PM US Eastern time. More Info >>
Anand Naidoo, Elaine Reyes, Mike Walter and Philip Yin in Washington DC and Michelle Makori in New York.
• North American Correspondents
U.S.—Sean Callebs, Jessica Stone, Wang Guan, and Zou Yun in Washington; Nathan King, Liling Tan, and Karina Huber in New York. Yakenda McGahee in Los Angeles, Mark Niu in San Francisco, Ginger Vaughn in Houston, Nitza Perez in Miami, Greg Mauro in Chicago; Canada—Kristiaan Yeo in Toronto; Mexico—Franc Contreras and John Holman in Mexico City; Cuba— Michael Voss in Havana.
• South American Correspondents
Colombia—Michelle Begue in Bogota; Brazil—Stephen Gibbs and Lucrecia Franco in Rio de Janeiro, and Paolo Cabral in Sao Paolo; Argentina—Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires; Peru—Dan Collyns in Lima, Peru.
• Biz Asia America
Two hours of global business news and analysis, M-F, at 7:00PM US Eastern time.
• The Heat
The weekly news & current affairs show that turns up "the heat" on global affairs, Saturdays, at 7:30PM US Eastern time.
• Americas Now
CCTV America’s news magazine, featuring in-depth stories from Central and South America, Sundays, at 7:30PM US Eastern time.
• General News
Breaking news from around the world – with special emphasis on North and South America – on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00PM and 8:00PM US Eastern time.