June 1, 1981: China Daily launched as an eight-page national English daily, also printed and distributed in Hong Kong.
June 1983: China Daily printed in the United States.
September 1986: China Daily printed in Europe.
1992: Launch of Reports from China, a bi-monthly eight-page publication distributed by the trade newspaper of the National Newspaper Association in US. It is later replaced by China Watch, which is distributed in North America and Europe.
1993: Launch of 21st Century English newspaper series, the most popular English education weekly for English learners in China. It has nine weekly publications for primary, middle school and university students and teachers, with a total circulation of more than 1 million.
1995: Launch of China Daily website, the first national English-language Webportal in China. The site has become China's most influential English-language website. It has more than 30 subsidiary websites and 300 channels under seven website clusters. Daily page views exceed 31 million, with about 60 percent of visitors from overseas.
Jan 2, 1995: China Daily expands from 8 pages to 12 pages, publishing from Monday to Saturday.
Oct 6, 1997: Launch of China Daily Hong Kong Edition.
Nov 15, 1999: China Daily uses color printing.
Jan 5, 2004: China Daily expands from 12 pages to 16 pages.
2005: China Daily becomes the "Exclusive English-Language Chinese Newspaper" of the Fortune Global Forum and publishes the official journal for the Beijing Fortune Global Forum.
Jan 4, 2007: China Daily expands from 16 pages to 24 pages.
China Economic Outlook series since 2007
The publication, which coincides with the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is written and compiled by China Daily with advice and support from experts in various industries and professions.
"Grow with China" special edition series since 2007
The special edition coincides with the annual New Champions - World Economic Forum meeting, also known as the Summer Davos. "Grow with China" includes a selection of articles based on exclusive interviews with CEOs and presidents of multinational companies, along with their histories and strategies for growth in China.
Summer Davos Summit offi cial report since 2007
China Daily is China's exclusive English-language newspaper for the Summer Davos Summit. It publishes official reports through special daily supplements during the forum.
2008: China Daily Bilingual Mobile Newspaper launched as China's first bilingual mobile newspaper, including China Daily Mobile News (China Mobile version and China Telecom version) and China Daily PDF edition on China Unicom. With more than 600,000 paid subscribers, it is China's second-largest mobile newspaper.
Feb 23, 2009: Launch of China Daily US Edition, which publishes 16 pages from Monday to Friday. Its subscribers include the United Nations Headquarters, government agencies of the United States and Canada, universities, think tanks, major financial institutions and many multinational companies.
September 2009: China Daily releases its iPhone application at the App Store, becoming China's first print media to provide such a service at the App store.
March 1, 2010: China Daily implements the largest revamp of the paper since it was founded.
April 2010: China Daily's iPad application released at the App Store, the world's largest mobile application soft ware store.
Aug 1, 2010: China Daily Sunday Edition launched to realize the paper's goal of "Meeting Readers Every Day".
December 2010: China Daily's Android and Blackberry applications released.
Dec 3, 2010: Launch of China Daily European Weekly. It targets readers in governments, diplomatic missions, think tanks, multinational companies and other movers and shakers in Europe. The weekly also has a monthly journal published in the International Herald Tribune.
Dec 10, 2010: Launch of China Daily Asia Weekly. Its circulation covers India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It also reaches policy-makers and high-end readers through 20 other English-language newspapers under the Asia News Network.