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About China Daily

Updated: 2010-01-06 15:57
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China Daily Media Group

China Daily, founded on June 1, 1981, is the national English-language newspaper and is targeted at Western mainstream society. Through 28 years, it has evolved into a multi-media group focusing on providing comprehensive information for readers through traditional and new media.

China Daily’s reports are the most frequently quoted by foreign media and it acts as an important window to “China understanding the world and be understood by the world”. Guided by premier content, China Daily is well on its way to being a world-class media group.

The China Daily group has 12 English publications and the country’s top news Internet portal, including China Daily, the China Daily US edition, China Daily Hong Kong edition, China Business Weekly and the educational newspapers under the 21st Century English Educational media. The China Daily group will soon launch its European and Asian editions. Its website is the main English portal in China.

Flagship newspaper: China Daily

China Daily is the national English-language newspaper and is one of the most authoritative newspapers in the country. It serves as a key reference point for overseas media and society. The newspaper has an average daily circulation of more than 300,000 in 150 countries and regions. Two-thirds of China Daily’s readers are government officials, think tanks and decision-makers as well as top executives from multinational corporations.

China Daily US Edition

Launched in February 2009, the China Daily US Edition is specially tailored to North American readers, covering news events about China in the North American region and presenting analyses and comments by high-ranking officials, think tanks and business leaders from China and the United States.

China Daily Hong Kong Edition

Founded in October 1997, the China Daily Hong Kong Edition is the only national publication in Hong Kong.

China’s National Image Journal

China’s National Image Journal originates from the “Reports from China”, which was founded in 1992. Distributed with the Washington Post in the United States, it focuses on China’s development in various aspects, reflecting the lives of Chinese people and the nation’s contribution to the international community.

21st Century English Educational Media

The 21st Century English Educational Media is the most popular English education weekly for English learners in China, and encompasses 9 weekly publications for primary, middle school and university students and teachers, as well as its 21st century website. The 21st Century is a highly-regarded educational brand of China Daily.

Multimedia Financial Center of China Daily

Established in February 2009, the China Daily Multimedia Financial Center demonstrates China Daily’s emphasis on developing new media to integrate newspapers with the Internet. As a 24-hour news hub, the Financial Center gathers and edits business and economic news from print, websites and magazines, as well as television and radio broadcasts from abroad.

China Daily Website 

 The China Daily website, launched in 1995, is the premier English portal in China. Backed by China Daily’s highly professional group of journalists and editors, it feeds up-to-the-minute, accurate, in-depth, and real-life news and information to online readers with state-of-the-art technologies. The content covers all major events at home and abroad, which are enriched by editorial and news analyses from a variety of viewpoints. It also includes sections on culture, city life, forum, entertainment and lifestyle. Website:

China Daily eClips

Launched in early 2007, China Daily eClips is a daily e-mail newsletter containing concise important reports and comments that are transmitted to more than 200,000 overseas government officials, business leaders and think tanks every day.

China Daily Mobile News

Launched in February, 2008, China Daily Mobile News is China’s first bilingual mobile news service, and has become the second largest official mobile news service in China. Offering news stories and English-learning tips twice every day, the mobile news provides an efficient way for cellphone users to know about China and the world, as well as learn English at the same time.

China Daily iPhone Application 

 China Daily’s iPhone application, which was released on September 2009 at the world’s largest mobile application software store, is designed to let international audiences access the latest information and photos of China wherever they go. Specifically designed to utilize the features and navigation of the iPhone, this free application syncs and downloads the latest news of China and the rest of the world directly to the device.

China Daily by numbers

●More than 200 reports from China Daily are quoted more than 2,000 times on average each week by institutions such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN, BBC and other mainstream media overseas.

●China Daily has an average daily circulation of more than 300,000 in 150 countries and regions. Two-thirds of its worldwide readers are government officials, think tanks and decision-makers as well as top executives of multinational corporations.

●21st Century English Educational Media has an average circulation of 1 million, covering content in education from the primary to tertiary level.

●China’s National Image Journal has an average circulation of 750,000.

●Globally influential subscribers of China Daily e-Clips number more than 200,000.

●There are about 600,000 China Daily mobile newspaper subscribers, one of the most popular among 150 major mobile newspapers in China.

China Daily has published almost all the journals for major international conferences held in China, such as: Fortune Global Forum, the APEC Summit, and the Summer Davos Summit. China Daily was also exclusively authorized to publish official Olympic publications such as The Olympian, The Paralympian as well as the English-and French-language Olympic Village News. China Daily is the media partner for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

China Daily boasts a top reporting and editing team of more than 400 talented journalists from China and more than 50 professionals from countries such as US, the UK, Canada, Australia and India. The media group strives to ensure the highest standards of English-language professionalism. Its nationwide network of bureaus gives it a superior edge to be the first to report on news that matters.

Beijing-Tokyo Forum

Founded in 2005, the Beijing-Tokyo Forum is jointly sponsored by China Daily and Genron NPO, a Japanese non-political organization. It aims to provide a non-governmental, high-level exchange platform and improve China-Japan ties. The forum is held annually, with Beijing and Tokyo hosting it alternately.

China Daily CEO Roundtable

The China Daily CEO Roundtable provides a network for government leaders, CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 and some of China’s largest companies. They share insights on strategic issues focusing on China’s economic and social development. Since it was launched in April 2004, 35 roundtables have been held in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. (Website:

21st Century National English Speaking Competition

Organized by China Daily, the 21st Century National English Speaking Competition is the most prestigious English speaking contest in China. It is also the qualifying contest for the International Public Speaking Competition in London. (Website:

Asia News Network(ANN)

China Daily is a member of the Asina News Network(ANN), which is a group of leading daily newspapers published in Asian cities. The network provides avenues for cooperation and optimizes the coverage of major news events in the region to realize the motto “We Know Asia Better”. It currently consists of 21 newspapers from 18 member countries. Zhu Ling, editor-in –chief of China Daily, served as executive chairman of ANN in 2005 and 2006. China Daily operates the network’s photo website. (Website:

“100 photographers’ Focus” China photo album

The “100 Photographers’ Foucs” series has become a well-known event in news photography and has published albums on the SARS health challenge, the Snow Storm, the May 12 Sichuan earthquake and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Changing Asia----Asia Press Photo Competition 

 The Asia Press Photo Competition is the first of its kind in Asia, jointly organized by China Daily and the Asia News Network. It attracts more than 1,000 photographers from 20 countries every year. (Website:


Newscartoon is hosted by the China Daily website and jointly operated with the China Journalistic Caricature Society. Since the launch in 2001, Newscartoon has attracted thousands of cartoonists and illustrators who contribute to the website.


Under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, CHINACULTURE.ORG is operated by It is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and convenient media for learning about Chinese culture. It aims to promote culture exchange and enhance mutual understanding between China and the world.

Language Tips

 Language Tips is a bilingual English study section hosted by China Daily website. It provides a relaxed and solid environment for English learners and users in China, mostly college students, teachers and young professionals in foreign companies or some other industries. Based on Bilingual News, Word and Story, Translation Tips, Audio & Video and English learning forum, Language Tips helps readers practice English, both oral and written, in a fun learning environment. Website:

Zhongbao Hope Primary School

The Dongxiang Ethnic Minority Autonomous County is the only autonomous county for the Dongxiang ethnic minority. China Daily, a designated assisting unit for Dongxiang County since 1999, has built a poverty-alleviation team and office as part of its commitment to Dongxiang. China Daily leverages its position as the national English newspaper and uses its platform, as well as other media resources, to introduce its poverty-alleviation project to the world. It promotes Dongxiang’s strengths in abundant resources and potential development. Through cooperation with the China Youth Development Foundation, Rotary Clubs of Hong Kong and Australia, the Japanese Embassy, EXR Commercial Co., Ltd of South Korea as well as other international groups, China Daily has worked on 8 projects bringing hope to pupils. By coordinating with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and government departments of all levels in Gansu Province, China Daily strives to raise funds in the tens of millions of yuan to alleviate poverty in the county.

Sound bites

China Daily has done an excellent job in reporting the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, so it should be awarded a gold medal.

——Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee

The pictures and content of China Daily have been excellent, and they have expressed my idea of the Paralympic Games precisely.

——Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee

China Daily is my daily necessity, and it is the main source for me to know what happens in China.

—Daniel Dudek, the Chief Economist of Environmental Defense

 and former environmental consultant to the US president.

My colleagues and I read China Daily every day.

——Sir William Ehrman, British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Main officials in the United Nations are subscribers of China Daily eClips, which are timely and convenient for us to obtain information and viewpoints from China.

——Marie Okabe, Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General