China Daily is an English-language newspaper based in Beijing that covers Chinese news, including politics, economy and culture. It also reports international news. As of 2015, the company's website is ChinaDaily.com.cn. China Daily is not affiliated with ChinaDaily.com, a website that lists classified ads and is run by a separate company.
China Daily began publication in 1981 and has reached a daily circulation of over 200,000. One-third of its customers live abroad, and many of its readers hold government or academic positions. The company states its mission is to help the world "know more about China" and to assist with China's integration into the international community. It is currently the only English-language newspaper in China that covers national news.
In addition to its print publication, China Daily hosts an active website, with over 52 million daily page views. Since launching the website in 1995, the company has expanded its digital platform to include news apps, mobile TV, multimedia messaging services and mobile websites.
The China Daily Group operates numerous other publications, including the China Daily Hong Kong Edition, The Shanghai Star and Chinese Business Weekly. The company also produces China Watch, which it publishes as an insert in major U.S. newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.