First edition of China Daily
Expanding from 8 to 12 pages
Launch of China Daily Hong Kong Edition
Start of color printing
Growing from 12 to 16 pages
Expanding from 16 to 24 pages
Launch of China Daily US Edition
Launch of China Daily European Weekly
Launch of China Daily Asia Weekly
Launch of distribution of China Watch, an eight-page supplement edited by China Daily, with the print edition of The Daily Telegraph (UK).
Launch of China Daily Africa Edition
Launch of China Daily Southeast Asia Weekly
Launch of China Daily Latin America Weekly
Launch of China Daily Canada Weekly
Launch of French edition China Watch in partnership with France's Le Figaro
Launch of Spanish edition China Watch in partnership with Argentina's UNO and EL Cronista
June 1, 1981
China Daily launches as an eight-page national English daily, also printed and distributed in Hong Kong.
China Daily starts printing in the United States.
China Daily begins printing in Europe.
Launch of Reports from China, a bi-monthly eight-page publication distributed by the trade newspaper of the National Newspaper Association in US.
Launch of 21st Century English newspaper series, the most popular English education weekly for English learners in China.
Launch of China Daily website, the first national English-language Web portal in China.
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.
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 Daily Bilingual Mobile Newspaper launches as China's first bilingual mobile newspaper. With paid subscribers peaking at more than 600,000, it was China's second-largest mobile newspaper.
Feb 23, 2009
Launch of China Daily US Edition, which publishes 16 pages from Monday to Friday.
China Daily releases its iPhone app at the Apple Store, becoming China's first print media to provide such a service at the store.
March 1, 2010
China Daily implements the largest revamp of the paper since it was founded.
China Daily releases iPad app at the Apple Store, the world's largest mobile application soft ware store.
Aug 1, 2010
China Daily launches Sunday Edition to realize the paper's goal of "Meeting Readers Every Day".
China Daily releases Android and Blackberry apps.
Dec 3, 2010
Launch of China Daily European Weekly.
Dec 10, 2010
Launch of China Daily Asia Weekly.
China Watch, an eight-page supplement edited by China Daily, starts publishing in the print edition of The Daily Telegraph (UK).
China Daily launches its official WeChat account. WeChat is one of the most widely used instant messaging applications in China.
Dec 14, 2012
China Daily launches its Africa edition, the first English-language newspaper published in Africa by a Chinese media enterprise.
May 31, 2013
China Daily launches China Daily Southeast Asia Weekly.
Sept 30, 2013
China Daily's foreign expert, Ravi Shankar wins the China Friendship Award.
Oct 8, 2014
English.gov.cn, the official English-language electronic communication platform of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China launches with technological support from China Daily.
Dec 12, 2014
China Daily launches China Daily Canada Weekly.
Zhu Ling, editor-in-chief of China Daily,re-elected as President of Asia News Network Union (2015-2016).
China Daily launches its first French edition China Watch in partnership with France's largest newspaper Le Figaro.
Feb 26, 2016
The State Council launches a Chinese-language mobile app, with technological support from China Daily, to publicize major decisions and policy documents.
March 15, 2016
China Daily launches its first Spanish edition China Watch in partnership with Argentina newspapers UNO and EL Cronista.