Since its launch in 1981, China Daily has grown to become the nation’s leading English-language newspaper. With a global print circulation of 900,000 and a combined print, online and mobile readership of 150 million, it serves a vital role in telling the world about China, providing valuable insight into the world’s second-largest economy. Consequently, it is quoted more often by overseas media than any other Chinese publication.
Along with the flagship edition on Chinese mainland, China Daily publishes nine overseas editions – covering North and South America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and Africa – and various digital platforms.
With 35 provincial and municipal bureaus in China, 14 bureaus and 34 printing centers overseas, China Daily reports news throughout China and the globe.
www.lyr3f.com, a leading national website, is China’s most influential English-language multimedia platform. More than 15 million readers from 180 countries have downloaded the China Daily app, and its PV reaches 52 million.
China Daily plays a key role in the Asia News Network, a collaborative effort of the continent’s leading newspapers. China Watch, a China Daily supplement, is published as an insert of major international newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, Handelsblatt, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, The Mainichi Newspapers, The Nation, Jakarta Post and Uno newspapers in Argentina, with a combined circulation of more than 5 million.
Global Coverage and Targeted Readership
With a circulation of 900,000 copies(600,000 distributed overseas),China Daily covers domestic and world news through nine print editions and digital media worldwide.
Founded on June 1, 1981,China Daily newspaper attracts high-end readers from diversified fields, including diplomats, representatives of international organizations and transnational corporations, international media reporters and editors, as well as foreign tourists.
China Daily also publishes in Hong Kong , the United States, Canada, European countries, Asia, ASEAN countries, Africa, and Latin America, These editions are distributed to local governments, embassies and consulates, think tanks, universities, financial institutions, transnational corporations, international organizations, hotels and high-income readers.
21st Century English Education Media, launched in 1993, is aimed at primary school, middle school and university students. It has developed into an all-platforms education institution and is now China’s leading brand for English education.
Early-Bird Advantage and Multimedia Growth
China Daily website (www.lyr3f.com),launched in 1995, is China’s first national English-language website. It has become a comprehensive multimedia outlet and is now China’s most influential English-language web portal. The China Daily website provides 24-hour authoritative information on China through multiple channels.
The China Daily website team has also established English websites for more than 200 government organizations and enterprises, including the State Council, the Supreme People's Court, the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, and the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Data (April, 2016)
Web page views per day: more than 52million
Sina Weibo followers: more than 22 million
WeChat readers: more than 1 million
App downloads worldwide: more than 6 million
Facebook followers: more than 5 million
Registered users of online forum: more than 1 million
Partner of Strength and Multi-language Platforms
With a circulation of 4 million, China Watch is a monthly publication distributed to millions of high-end readers as an insert in mainstream newspapers around the world.
China Daily has also developed diversified cooperation with over 40 media organizations around the world, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, etc.
Alliances and Offshoots
Founding Member of Asia News Network
Asia News Network consists of 21 mainstream news organizations in 19 Asian countries. China Daily is the founding member of ANN and plays a key role by exchanging stories and staff with mainstream media in other parts of Asia.
The China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable
The event provides a platform for high-level dialogue and communication among leaders and social elites in fields of politics, business and academia in Asia.
Asia Press Photo Contest
Initiated by China Daily and the Asia News Network in 2006, this international photo contest focuses on Asia and attracts press and freelance photographers from countries around the world.
National English Speaking Competition
Founded in 1996, 21st Century National English Speaking Competition is the most prominent English-speaking contest in China. It is also the qualifying contest for the annual International Public Speaking Competition in London.
Mainstream Asian media trips to China
China Daily has invited 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 Asia countries.
University Environmental Protection Cartoon Competition
Launched in 2006, this annual international competition focuses on the theme of environmental protection. It is supported by cartoon societies and related international environmental organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Wildlife Fund. The competition has received positive responses from college students worldwide.