NTD’s mission is to:
• Bring truthful and uncensored information into and out of China
• Restore and promote traditional Chinese culture and values
• Facilitate mutual understanding between the East and West
NTD seeks to be the world’s most trusted authority on news and information about China.
Besides NTD, no major Chinese language television network reports with complete independence on China. The Chinese communist regime has long dictated politically related content for all TV stations inside mainland China. And starting in the 1990s, it began using its economic and political clout to pressure Chinese TV stations outside China to avoid reporting on the most “sensitive” China-related topics.
In 2001, NTD was founded with the goal of reporting on what other Chinese TV networks would not. NTD fills an important void in Chinese language media, boldly investigating topics like abuses of power and human rights violations, and making this information available both inside and outside China.
In 2002, NTD was the first Chinese TV station to report in depth on the Chinese regime’s persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual group.
In 2003, NTD reported on the spread of SARS in China a full three weeks before Beijing—and hence Chinese state-run media—acknowledged the outbreak.
NTD continues to report on the Chinese regime’s ongoing suppression of Christians, Tibetans, democracy advocates, and other dissidents—as well as other issues affecting Chinese people such as food safety and political corruption.