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Radio Taiwan International (RTI) was established by the Kuomintang (KMT) government as the Central Broadcasting System (CBS) in Nanjing, China, in 1928. It is one of the world's oldest radio stations that is still in operation today. Radio Taiwan International broadcasts worldwide from the Republic of China on Taiwan.
History of Radio Taiwan International
Radio Taiwan International (RTI) is one of the world's oldest radio stations. The radio station was established by the Kuomintang (KMT) government as the Central Broadcasting System (CBS) in Nanjing.It is still on air since 1928. Radio Taiwan International broadcasts news and programs in 13 languages to the rest of the world. It provides listeners a chance to become acquainted with the unique experience of Taiwan.
During the Japanese invasion in 1937, CBS moved with the government to a new location in Hankou, and then to Chongqing, to continue broadcasting. After the end of WWII, the station returned along with the Kuomintang government to Nanjing. Four years later, it again followed the KMT government when it moved to Taipei, Taiwan.
Between 1996 and 1998, the Central Broadcasting System merged with the international department of the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC). Started broadcasting to listeners around the world under the call signs "Radio Taipei International" and "The Voice of Asia." Later both stations combined under a unified call sign, "Radio Taipei International”. "Radio Taiwan International" reflects the radio station's true mission as the national broadcaster of Taiwan.