Director Ensor says VOA to China will not go silent on October 1
Colleagues in the China Branch,
I want to take this opportunity to share information with you about the FY 2012 budget and its possible impact on the Mandarin and Cantonese Services. I have been working closely with other senior agency managers on developments relating to VOA China programs and can confirm for you today that the proposed reductions to the VOA Mandarin and Cantonese Services will not take place on October 1.
These reductions were not included in either the Senate Full Committee or House Subcommittee Draft Funding Bills and no FY 2012 funding bill has been acted on by Congress.
I can assure you that I will continue to be actively engaged in this process and will keep you apprised.