The state-owned Chinese state broadcaster CGTN plans to hire more than 350 London-based journalists in less than 18 months. CGTN want to start operating out of London by December 2018, with a launch workforce of a dozen executives and more than 60 journalists. Over the next 18 months, up to 300 more producers and journalists will be hired for the station to be based in the suburb of Chiswick. According to one person approached for a role, the salaries are "well over" the average for journalists in London. The 24-hour news service – the "flagship" channel is in English, but also broadcasts in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian – was established at the end of 2016. It was reportedly part of an effort to rebrand six of China's state-owned channels. The network's existing regional headquarters are in Beijing, Washington, DC, and Nairobi.

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