New Tang Dynasty - Chinese
NTD SD (New York) is a 24/7 primarily Chinese broadcast offers a variety of original and syndicated programming including news, arts and cultural shows, travel, entertainment news, health and lifestyle, best known for its uncensored coverage of Chinese news and analysis segments. www.ntdtv.com
New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD, Chinese: 新唐人電視臺) is a television broadcaster, founded by Falun Gong practitioners, based in New York City with correspondents in over 70 cities worldwide. The station was founded in 2001 as a Chinese-language broadcaster, but has since expanded its language offerings. The company retains a focus on China in its news broadcasts, and frequently covers topics that are censored in Mainland China. Its mission is to "promote uncensored information on China; to restore and promote traditional Chinese culture; and to facilitate mutual understanding between the East and West".
NTD broadcasts 24/7, and offers a variety of original and syndicated programming, including news, arts and culture shows, travel, entertainment news, health and lifestyle, and children’s programing.
The station is best known for its news and analysis segments, which typically contain criticism of the Chinese government, particularly over human rights abuses, including the persecution of Falun Gong.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the station broke news of SARS in 2003, three weeks before the Chinese government admitted publicly that there was an epidemic. (It went on to cause at least 774 deaths.) The station offered extensive coverage of democratic elections in Taiwan, and the death of purged former Chinese General Secretary Zhao Ziyang. The Chinese-language station regularly airs a video version of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, an editorial series offering a strong critique of Chinese Communist Party rule, which is often used as Falun Gong propaganda against the Chinese Communist Party.