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CNA signs news exchange agreement with Portugal's Lusa

CNA signs news exchange agreement with Portugal's Lusa

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A news exchange agreement between Taiwan's Central News Agency and Portuguese news agency Lusa was signed Thursday in Taipei, marking the first official cooperation between the two countries' major wire services. The agreement will allow the two agencies to exchange news, photos , infographics and videos in Chinese, Portuguese and English as well as to provide mutual assistance in news coverage. "The agreement signed today between CNA and Lusa represents a great milestone in media exchanges between Taiwan and Portugal," CNA President Fan Hsiang-lin said at the signing ceremony. Fan said he is confident the landmark deal will increase the two agencies' news content in both quality and quantity and help expand services for clients. Nuno Simas, deputy editor-in-chief of Lusa, said that his agency has been highly interested in Asian news and expects to improve mutual understanding between Taiwan and Portugal through the cooperative relationship. Lusa can be seen as "a window to Africa" thanks to its many correspondents covering news on the continent, which Simas said could help expand coverage for CNA. Founded in 1924, CNA is one of the longest-running news organizations in the Chinese-speaking world. As Taiwan's national wire service, it provides over 1,600 pieces of news and information every day in Chinese, Japanese, English and Spanish. Lusa has been in operation since 1987 and is now the world's biggest news agency in the Portuguese language. The agency has more than 800 permanent clients, including all newspapers in Portugal as well as radio stations and television networks. (By Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-01-16 10:24 GMT+08:00