|CCTV9 Aired in Reykjavik|
On November 28, 2007, H.E. Mr. Zhang Keyuan, Ambassador of China to Iceland, hosted a reception at the Chinese Embassy on the official airing of CCTV9, the English-language programme of China Central Television, in the Greater Reykjavik area. Mr. Gestur G. Gestsson, CTO of Vodafone Iceland, attended the reception and congratulated on the successful cooperation between Vodafone Iceland and CCTV9.
As following is the text of the speech given by Ambassador Zhang Keyuan:
Mr. Gestur G. Gestsson, CTO of Vodafone,
My dear colleagues from the diplomatic corps,
Friends from the media,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you very much for attending this small but meaningful occasion of CCTV9 airing in
Before I came to this pretty country, I asked myself many times that how much Chinese understand
Well, for many Chinese, they get information about Iceland from the map, through Sagas, and for more contemporary background, through Halldór Laxness and his novel, Salka Valka, which has a Chinese translantion. But this is not enough, because
How much do Icelanders know about
I am so glad to learn that after friendly and cooperative discussions, CCTV 9 of China Central Television has reached an agreement with
The channel, also named CCTV International, focuses mainly on world news, Chinese current affairs, language courses, travel documentaries, entertainments, cultural programs, etc.
With great variety and colorful programs, CCTV 9 is very popular and has been available in about 50 countries in
The airing of CCTV
Now I'd like to invite Mr. Gestsson to turn on the televisions with me. (and) Let us enjoy the programs provided by CCTV 9.