Television in China

Source: PEKING REVIEW Vol.1 No.4, March 25, 1958

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China’s first domestically-produced television transmitting set was tried out on March 17 before a group of 400 people in Peking and met with complete success. It will be installed in the 11-storeyed Broadcasting Centre nearing completion in the capital.

The transmitter was designed by Chinese engineers and manufactured by the Peking Wireless Factory with the assistance of Tsinghua University and the research centre of the Broadcasting Administrative Bureau. The manufacture of television transmitting sets is an indication of the progress of China’s wireless industry.

Canton, in south China, will begin to transmit television programmes next year. Receiving sets will be installed at 50 points in the city for viewers. The Tientsin Wireless Factory is now producing television receiving sets for the anticipated television audience.

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