China Radio International, transmitting presumably from Xuanwei, Qujing City, Yunnan Province, was logged on 11 April 2012. An English language broadcast of "China Drive" and "China Studio" was monitored from 17.00 to 18.00 UTC (broadcast time 16.00 to 18.00 UTC) on 1080 kHz (MW). Reception (SINPO) was 45444 -- good signal strength, no interference and occasional fading. This purported to be a 600 kW transmitter, which might account for the regular and excellent reception in this region of South East Asia.
Reception report was emailed to CRI. YingLian emailed later in the afternoon, confirming my report stating: "We are glad to receive your reception report. If you have any opinions on our broadcast, feel free to write to us. We will send a qsl card to your convenience." QSL card was received in the mail on 9 May 2012.