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China launches new English-language daily paper



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This may be an era of cuts and closures for the media elsewhere around the world, but this week China launched a new daily newspaper: an English-language version of the nationalist state tabloid Global Times. The costly enterprise is part of Beijing’s drive to promote its views to foreigners.

China already has an English language paper: the staid official broadsheet The China Daily. In comparison, the Chinese edition of the Global Times is seen as a lively and popular (though nationalist) tabloid despite belonging to the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist party. The initial print-run of the English-language edition of Global Times is 100,000 copies a day.

You can read the online edition here.



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