Guangming Daily (China)

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Guangming Daily
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) State-owned
Publisher Communist Party of China
Founded June 16, 1949
Language Chinese
Headquarters Beijing
Website [3] (Chinese)
The Guangming Daily's first issue

The Guangming Daily (Chinese: 光明日报; pinyin: Gūangmíng Rìbào) was launched on June 16, 1949 by the China Democratic League, and is a nationwide comprehensive newspaper based in Beijing. Its sponsorship was shifted to various democratic parties in China and the China Federation of Industry and Commerce in 1953. Four years later, the newspaper began to be operated under the direct leadership of the Propaganda Department and the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Run by the CPC Central Committee, it is now a daily paper targeting intellectuals.[1]

Also printed in the cities of Shenyang, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Chengdu and Kunming, all copies of the Guangming Daily circulated in Beijing are offset laser printed. The Guangming Daily has correspondents resident in many countries worldwide and has a global circulation although it is written in Chinese.

The Guangming Daily is an influential newspaper in China in the fields of science and technology, education and culture. It possesses a large readership and enjoys high prestige amongst state agencies, universities and schools, the armed forces and in intellectual circles.

As a newspaper with a long history in China, the Guangming Daily enjoys a high reputation among the media. Over years of development, the Guangming Daily has grown into a large-scale newspaper group that runs other three newspapers, four periodicals, a web site[2] and a publishing house.[3]


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