CGTN - China Global TV Network 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 359 Ratings
    • Free


This is the official app for China Global Television Network (CGTN), new international media organization. It was launched by the national broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on December 31, 2016.

We believe the world is changing and that we live in a multipolar world, but many people still get their news from the same sources.

At CGTN, we cover the whole globe, reporting news from a Chinese perspective. Our mission is to create a better understanding of international events across the world, bridging continents and bringing a more balanced view to global news reporting.

Ultimately, we believe facts should speak for themselves and are committed to neutral, objective reporting.

CGTN brings you:
• Breaking news
• Exclusive stories
• Comprehensive coverage
• In-depth analysis

The world's biggest stories in the palm of your hand
Features include:
• Recommended reading
• Categorized reports
• Trending stories in pictures & videos
• Custom feeds
• Auto-refresh
• Advanced search
• Favorites lists
• Share with friends
• Easier access to our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Weibo, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+

CGTN: See the difference

What’s New

Version 5.7.12

- Some functions have been optimized.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
359 Ratings

359 Ratings

Kline_99 ,

Works Great!

I love the new layout, but there is just one problem.

My iPad doesn’t get push notifications despite me setting that up and I have the same app on my iPhone and it DOES give me push notifications, which, I have set up.

I guess my advice is: please bring back push notifications for iPad.

sommershade ,

News without ads

I downloaded the app yesterday after reading a story on Facebook by CTGN. The first thing that made me wonder did I download an ad blocker on my phone? No. Who sponsored this so that it was ad free? I guess the Chinese Govt. If that is what they do, and I get to read various news stories without ads ever, I LOVE it! I can not even begin to tell you how many stories I just stop reading because hundreds of ads, accidentally clicking on them and getting frustrated because I can not get back to the story. I am so over being bombarded by ads of products I would never buy. Thanks for a clean news source.
Is their anyway to add weather to it? I would never have to go anyplace else. I am in the USA so it would be great. Thanks again.
Just to be clear no fees? No monthly sub? And no ads? Where has this kind of news been?

iTorpedo ,

Works great

Nice app, pleasing to view. Lots of news groups have these things, why use this one? Living in the USA I find myself more and more disdainful of the inept, highly opinionated and barefaced biases found on all the major (and lesser!) news sources here and western countries in general. They all have pretty apps too. I’m still in the first few days of trying this CGTN, hoping to find less opinions and just the facts. I can form my own opinions. So far it’s going ok. The opinion articles are clearly labeled as such in the headline. The live TV feature works well. So far my personal jury is still out as to whether or not CGTN will deliver the news in the manner I’m seeking but I’m giving them a good try and hoping for the best. Best of luck to them and thanks for their hard work.

Update after using a while...
Seeing many of the usual biases on USA reports. They parrot U.S. msm sources. Noticed the last story read was actually an AP story. I must assume the reports on China are similarly slanted. Deleted from device.

App Privacy

The developer, CCTVNEWS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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