CHINA has given the go-ahead to a foreign satellite television station to transmit programmes into the country, three months after banning all satellite television services beamed into China. ABC Australia Television said yesterday that it had signed an agreement with China for the transmission of ABC's international Australia Television programmes into the mainland. There was no official statement from the Chinese side. ABC said the agreement had been signed in Beijing by the Minister for Radio Film and Television, Ai Zhisheng, and ABC managing director David Hill. It said the agreement would allow Chinese television stations to take ABC's international satellite service for re-transmission. The Australian station last night also signed a separate agreement with Central China TV (CCTV), the country's major national TV station, for programmes to be broadcast to Australia. Mr Hill said the agreement gave ABC access to a wide range of Chinese programmes for inclusion on national ABC Television. ''The arrangement will dramatically increase the available audience for Australia Television,'' Mr Hill said.