Villagers gather to watch the government-run Chinese Central Television station. As of 2009 China TV-watching population (counting everyone from the age of four) numbers 1.29 billion, the largest in the world. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Chinese Central Television (CCTV, ?????) is the official television broadcasting system of the Chinese government. Growing steadily since its trial broadcast in 1958, CCTV claimed to reach 94 percent of China’s population in 2008 with