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Xinhua News Agency (Xinhua), founded in 1931, has grown into the most prestigious national news agency in China and expanded its service to the world since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The headquarters of Xinhua is located in Beijing and its president is Mr. Li Congjun.

Xinhua has domestic bureaus and sub-bureaus throughout China's 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. It also has five overseas regional bureaus based in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Nairobi, Cairo and Brussels, as well as resident bureaus in more than 100 countries and regions, establishing a vast news gathering, editing and distributing network.

As one of the founders and board members of AsiaNet, Xinhua handles AsiaNet business in China via its News and Information Center (also known as the China Economic Information Service) by translating AsiaNet releases into Chinese and distributing widely to various media organizations through the Internet, email or fax.

Xinhua has already set up a new section for AsiaNet on its website ( including images, original releases in English, Chinese translations and edited translations, making access to AsiaNet's material even more handy.

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Gold mask from Sanxingdui Ruis site

Gold mask from Sanxingdui Ruis site

Photo taken on March 17, 2021 shows a broken gold mask unearthed from a sacrificial pit at the Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Chinese archaeologists announced Saturday that some new major discoveries have been made at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China, helping shed light on the cultural origins of the Chinese nation. Archaeologists have found six new sacrificial pits and unearthed more than 500 items dating back about 3,000 years at the Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan Province, the National Cultural Heritage Administration announced in the provincial capital Chengdu. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)