China Radio International

On Saturday evening (9th October 2021) I did a little bit more short wave broadcast listening. The first station in my log on Saturday was China Radio International on 11760 kHz on the 25m band on short wave.

China Radio International (CRI) is the state-owned international radio broadcaster of China. It was founded on the 3rd day of December 1941 as Radio Peking, and in 1983 changed its name to Radio Beijing. On the 1st day of January 1993 the station changed its name to China Radio International.

Above:- CRI headquarters in Shijingshan, Beijing. Image c/o Wikipedia

Programs listened to were ‘Selfie’ which had the story of the chrysanthemum in China, and ‘Take Away Chinese’ a Chinese language learning program.

Below is a short video of my reception of China Radio International.


  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 14th October 2021.

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