CGTN - China Global TV Network 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 377 Ratings
    • Free


CGTN is committed to providing worldwide audience with a wide range of global news from a different perspective. The app prioritizes user experience with intricate details. It brings diverse, balanced and objective content for global users, and presents a true image of China and world from multiple perspectives.

The latest version of the CGTN app supports five languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian. It features a wide array of original content, including breaking news, in-depth stories and livestreams. The app also hosts a comprehensive archive of original articles, audio, video, and TV shows covering topics across politics, business, technology, science, sports, nature, culture and others. It gives you access to all the trusted information you need on the go.

– Exclusive coverage of China and world news, original TV shows and feature stories, continuous updates about worldwide events
– Content in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian
– Rich audiovisual content, including videos, podcasts, livestreams and TV shows
– Enhanced reading experience
– Notifications to ensure you never miss breaking news and exciting features
– Search for related and hot news to deepen understanding
– Like, save and share your favorite stories on social media
– AI and AR products
– No ads. No in-app purchases.

Download the CGTN app to join millions of our subscribers and enjoy personalized, hassle-free news and audiovisual content.

What’s New

Version 6.2.1

Enhanced Multilingual Content: Dive into documentaries in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian, embracing a global perspective with ease.
Expanded Language Selection for TV Shows: Enjoy an enriched viewing experience with TV shows now in Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian, catering to diverse linguistic preferences.
Advanced Podcast Playback: Elevate your listening experience with enhanced control over podcast playback, enabling seamless exploration of topics at your convenience.
Audio Articles: Your gateway to absorbing audio content on the go, designed to enrich your knowledge and entertainment palette.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 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
  • Diagnostics

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

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