Starting in the early 19th century, modern Chinese journalism has a rich and colourful history.
The first Chinese magazines and newspapers were published by missionaries or traders in Canton, and later Hongkong and the Treaty Ports.
The first major national daily, the Shenbao, as seen on the left, was launched by the English merchant Ernest Major in 1872.
This section introduces current main print publications in China, giving brief introductions on publishers and contents, and links to online versions.
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