Main Media Players in China
Traditional Media: Big Market with Few Champions
According to the latest official statistics from the General Administration of Press and Publication of China (GAPP), there were 1,937 newspapers in mainland China in 2009. Within this amount, influential national newspapers can be estimated to be less than 100. Some of the most important ones include Reference News, Global Times, Southern Weekly, China Daily and Economic Observer
As of today there is no detailed data to show the circulation number of magazines from GAPP. Among the hundreds of different magazines, a few business related ones stick out of the crowd. Their names are Caijing, Century Weekly, Global Entrepreneur and CBN Weekly.
China features two news agencies, namely Xinhua News Agency and China News Service, which publish official government standpoints and views. They are widely quoted by most of the mass media in print and online.
Online Media: Surging but Diversified
Government owned media with economic focus
National circulated daily newspaper, with latest news selected from news agencies and other international media; started from 1931.
The most authoritative nationwide daily newspaper, the official organ of the Communist Party.
The comprehensive daily newspaper focusing on international news, attached to People’s Daily.
One of the Party newspapers, daily circulated in China, the mouthpiece of the central government to issue economic policies.
Published by the Xin Hua news agency, one of the most authoritative nationwide newspapers in economic area.
One of the Party newspapers with a lot of prestige; nationwide circulated.
The subsidiary to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, with focus on foreign business in China and Chinese investments abroad
The first English newspaper in China, the main channel for expats to know China.
Published by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, providing international trade news for the business circle.
Published by National Development & Reform Commission, the national economic newspaper.
Influential consumer and business newspapers attached to media groups
Published by Nan Fang Group, famous for its in-depth reports with a large group of readership from various levels around China.
21Cn Business Herald
Published by Nan Fang Media Group, the most influential business newspaper around China.
The national financial and business daily newspaper, belongs to SMG in Shanghai, Guangzhou Daily Group and Beijing Youth Daily.
Belongs to San Lian Media Group in Shandong, famous for its in-depth economic reports, growing remarkably.
Popular urban newspapers in different Chinese Cities
Published by Beijing Daily Group, one the most popular evening newspaper in Beijing.
Attached to Beijing Youth Newspaper, the popular evening newspaper in Beijing.
Belongs to Shanghai Wen Hui Xin Min media group, published in Yangtze River delta, morning newspaper.
The English newspaper in Yangtze River delta, published in the morning, also belongs to Shanghai Wen Hui Xin Min media group.
Subsidiary to Nan Fang group with readership concentrated around Pearl River delta, with the highest advertising income among Chinese print media in recent year.
Well-known business magazines in China
Belongs to China News Service, with special attention to the latest political news home and abroad.
Used to be the NO.1 economic magazine in China, with the first-hand news concerning economics and politics.
Published by Shanghai Media Group (SMG), one of the CBN brand series, with focus on financial report and corporate news.
The former chief editor of CAI JING created this weekly magazine, involving economics and social news in China.
One of the mainstream business magazines in China, focusing on entrepreneurs and companies in China and over the world.
Source: All the circulation data is quoted from: http://www.meihua.info