China Daily, established in 1981 as the national English-language newspaper, has developed into a multi-media information platform combining newspapers, websites and apps with a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo and WeChat. It serves more than 330 million readers all over the world and is a default choice for people who read about China in English. The group plays an important role as a channel for information exchanges between China and the rest of the world.
A global, customized news network
China Daily has a news network including both print and digital media spanning the globe.
China Daily’s flagship print edition on the mainland attracts high-end readers, including diplomats, representatives of international organizations and transnational corporations, international journalists and foreign tourists. We have 35 provincial and municipal bureaus and 14 printing centers on the mainland, providing in-depth coverage and vast circulation reach.
To expand its worldwide reach, China Daily Global Edition was launched on January 2, 2019 along with the website, app and social media account. The global edition will highlight China’s values, international view and in-depth reports; and multi-media makes it the main channel and new platform for telling China’s story. Readers can get the 16-page international edition Monday to Friday, plus a 32-page weekend compact edition, with a circulation of 300,000, printed in 33 centers all over the globe and covering high-end readers in 63 countries and regions.
Our four bureaus in Hong Kong, London, New York and Nairobi and offices in other main cities manage China Daily overseas reporting and business affairs.
21st Century, published by China Daily, is a well-known English multimedia education group, catering to English learners such as students of primary and high schools and has established itself as "21 Century English Education Media" brand.
A multimedia, multi-dimensional news system
China Daily website (chinadaily.com.cn), launched in 1995, is China's first national English-language website. It has become a comprehensive multimedia outlet platform and is now China's most influential English-language web portal.
China Daily also has a continually-improving app as well as accounts on well-known social media such as Sina Weibo, WeChat, Facebook and Twitter. By the end of December 2020, the app downloads worldwide surpassed 35 million, putting it in the unique position of being the only English-language news app which has more than 10 million downloads. Sina Weibo followers have crossed 59 million, WeChat readers 11 million, Facebook followers 100 million, and Twitter followers 4.35 million.
An international, diversified channel
China Daily collaborates with leading global media organizations to publish China Watch, a supplement published as an insert in major newspapers in more than 20 countries, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, Handelsblatt, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Mainichi Shimbun. With a combined readership of more than 5 million, China Watch is published in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, and reaches opinion leaders of many countries and high-end readers including politicians, businessperson and scholars.
China Daily plays a key role as an Asia News Network member by exchanging stories and staff with mainstream media in other parts of Asia. ANN consists of 24 mainstream news organizations in 20 Asian countries and through collaboration with them, we reach 40 million readers in Asia.
China Daily is the official English-language newspaper for major international forums and activities held in China.
They played a key role as international information exchange platforms during events such as the 1990 Beijing Asian Games, the UN 4th World Conference on Women in 1995, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, EXPO 2010, the APEC forum in 2014, the G20 summit in 2016, the Belt And Road Forum, BRICS summits, Fortune Global Forum, the World Internet Conference in 2017, the annual Boao Forum, the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao, and the China International Import Expo in 2018.
To enhance communication by government organizations, China Daily has built platforms including websites and apps for the State Council, the Supreme People’s Court, the Ministry of Education, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, National Health Commission and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, among others, for which it has won wide praise from international media and other circles.
The China Daily website has established professional English websites for hundreds of government organizations and enterprises, providing effective communication channels for government organizations and enterprises to publish information timely for domestic and international readers.
Branding events conducted by China Daily, include the Vision China, New Era Lectures, China Watch Forum, Dongfang Fellowship, China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable, "21st Century Cup" National English Speaking Competition, TESOL China Assembly, and inviting mainstream Asian media to China to conduct interviews, which helps improving public diplomacy and international communication.
■ Vision China, New Era Lectures
A series of talks organized by China Daily in which prominent political and business figures are invited to speak and interact live with domestic and foreign audiences. The Vision China lectures focus on major issues facing China and the world, explore what China’s story means for the world, and how Chinese wisdom can help the world.
■China Watch Think Tank Forum
Elites, including opinion leaders, politicians and businesspersons with expertise on China, discuss topics on developments and the future of China and the world in China Watch Think Tank Forum.
In collaboration with Shanghai International Studies University, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and China Eastern Airlines, China Daily invites senior reporters and editors of Belt and Road countries to report and write on China.
■The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable
The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable provides a platform for high-level dialogue and communication among leaders and social elites in the fields of politics, business and academia in Asia.
■"21st Century Cup" National English Speaking Competition
The competition is the most prestigious English-speaking competition in China. It is the qualifying round for students who wish to represent China in the International Public Speaking Competition in London.
■Inviting mainstream Asian media to China to conduct interviews
China Daily invites chief editors and senior reporters from mainstream media in Asia and other regions to conduct group interviews in China, promoting communication and cooperation between China and other countries.
■TESOL China Assembly
Organized by China Daily in partnership with TESOL International Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), the TESOL China Assembly is a high-level international English Language Teaching (ELT) event in China. It aims to promote scholarship and cross-cultural understanding among English educators in China, and to enhance dialogue between China’s ELT professionals with their peers worldwide.