Japan-based Dataplace has concluded an agreement with Xinhua News Agency in obtaining national sales representation of Chinese news and online news program distribution in Japan.

Dataplace will distribute about 70 news articles from China in Japanese in XML format as well as 20-30 minute news programs with Japanese subtitles. An additional feature is a search engine, from which users can look up previous news by category such as fashion and food.

Going forward, Dataplace will distribute information news to 10 portal sites such as Yahoo and BIGLOBE through a joint partnership with Gakken-Index Corporation. The news distribution service will start November 11 and the search engine will be ready in December of this year.


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