|Type||Daily newspaper (Weekdays with a weekend edition)|
|Founded||1993, (Chinese edition)
2009, (English Edition)
|Language||Chinese and English|
1,500,000 (copies printed Mon-Sat), Chinese edition200,000 (copies printed Mon-Sat), English edition
|ISSN||(English Edition) 2095-2678 (English Edition)|
The Global Times (simplified Chinese: 环球时报; traditional Chinese: 環球時報; pinyin: Huánqiú Shíbào) is a daily Chinese tabloid under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues.  The Global Times differentiates itself from other Chinese newspapers in part through its more populist approach to journalism, coupled with a tendency to court controversy.
Established as a Chinese language publication in 1993, an English language version was launched on the 20 April 2009 as part of a Chinese campaign costing 45 billion yuan ($6.6 billion) to compete with overseas media.
While the Chinese language version strongly focuses on international issues, the English language version reports more on China's domestic events.
The English-language version of the newspaper also has launched two local sections, Metro Beijing since September 2009 and Metro Shanghai since April 2010, in the two largest Chinese metropolises, in an effort to provide more information to local readers.
The Global Times launched its US edition on Feb. 20, 2013. It is the first daily newspaper from China to launch a US edition simultaneously in Chinese and English. The US edition of the Global Times has 24 pages in its English version and 16 pages in its Chinese version.
Although the Chinese-language version has been accused of having a strong pro-government slant, and of attracting a strongly nationalistic readership, the English-language version has been described by one of its editors as taking a less strident approach.
Accusations of "astroturfing"
According to Richard Burger, a former editor at Global Times, in the wake of the arrest of Ai Weiwei, the Chinese staff of the Global Times were ordered to conduct an "astroturfing" campaign against Ai Weiwei in favour of the Chinese government's criticism of Ai as a "maverick".
- Beijing-based newspaper Global Times launches English edition, People's Daily, 20 April 2009
- Wee, Sui-Lee; Mao, Sabrina (2012-01-06). "China must assert itself despite new US strategy-paper". Beijing. Reuters. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- Christina Larson, China's Fox News, Foreign Policy magazine, 31 October 2011.
- "About Us", Global Times
- Sky Canaves, Global Times Breaches China’s Official Media Silence on Tiananmen, Wall Street Journal, 4 June 2009
- Tania Branigan, China defies media cuts and closures with new newspaper launch, The Guardian, 20 April 2009
- "Global Times launches US edition", Global Times
- “Patriotic” Voices? Comments from the Global Times Online Forum, China Digital Times, 4 May 2008
- Richard Burger on being a foreign editor at the Global Times Danwei.org, 8 May 2009
- "Foreign Media Insider Exposes Global Times's Managing Editor's Smearing Of Ai Weiwei". Apple Daily. Retrieved 16th April, 2011.
- "Foreign Media Insider Exposes Global Times's Smearing Of Ai Weiwei". Appledaily.com.hk. Retrieved 16th April, 2011.