The China Radio International (CRI) on Thursday said that its Hausa Radio programmes were currently contributing to the growing relations between China and Nigeria.
The CRI’s Deputy Director (Hausa Radio Service), Mrs Kande Gao, made the remark while receiving a Delegation of visiting Nigerian Journalists in Beijing.
According to her, about 3, 000 Nigerians were currently benefiting from the Hausa service programmes and products.
“We give priority to promoting healthy relations between China and Nigeria.
“And we have continued to introduce new products and programmes aimed at strengthening relations between our two countries.
“We all also currently operating through the short wave in other countries like Cameroon, Chad and Niger,’’ she said.
Gao also said that a large number of Nigerians were also keenly
following and benefiting from the Hausa service programmes through its Facebook page.
The deputy director said that such programmes were news articles, features and special topics on China that would be of interest to Nigerians, Africans and people across the world.
“We are also introducing new social media platforms, as well as providing news articles to some Newspapers projecting China to Nigerians and the rest of the world.
“We are currently concerned with the packaging and circulation of China stories to Nigerians and others through our Hausa Service programmes,’’ she said.
Gao said that there could also be the possibility of CRI evolving other Radio Programmes and products in Yoruba and Ibo languages in future.
China Radio International is a state-owned international radio broadcaster of the People’s Republic of China. It is currently headquartered in Babaoshan area of Beijing’s Shijingshan District.
It was founded on Dec. 3, 1941, as Radio Peking. (NAN)