None of the telecommunications forms were as prevalent or as advanced as those in modern , but the system included some of the most sophisticated technology in the world and constituted a foundation for further development of a modern network.
Radio-television service also was installed in major cities, and radio teleprinters became widely used.
The English-language lesson was the most popular program and had an estimated 5 to 6 million viewers.
A considerable influx of foreign technology and increased domestic production capabilities had a major impact in the post-Mao period.
The Ministry of Radio and Television was established as a separate entity in 1982 to administer and upgrade the status of television and radio broadcasting.
CCTV had four channels that supplied programs to the over ninety television stations throughout the country.