Sharp Daily

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Type Free daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Next Media
Founded October 24, 2006
Headquarters 141 Sing-Ai Road
Neihu Industrial Park, Taipei City 114
Taiwan
Website http://sharp.1-apple.com.tw/

Sharp Daily (Chinese: 爽報; pinyin: Shuǎng Bào) is a Chinese-language free daily tabloid newspaper, published in Taipei, Taiwan and Hong Kong by Next Media.

Taiwan edition[edit]

Launched on October 24, 2006 as a rival to Cola (可樂報 Pinyin:Kělèbào), another free tabloid published by United Daily Newspaper (聯合報 Pinyin: Liánhébào ), Sharp Daily shares news content with the Taiwanese Apple Daily. According to Forbes each copy costs 2.8 New Taiwan dollars to produce and its target readership is "the train-riding working class" [1]

Hong Kong edition[edit]

Sharp Daily was launched in Hong Kong on 19 September 2011 with a stated aim of 1 million copies per day.[2] It was also the first free tabloid newspapers in Hong Kong to have an evening edition, although it was dropped in March 2012.[3] The Hong Kong edition of Sharp Daily was closed down on 21 October 2013 after the owner Jimmy Lai revealed that the newspaper had lost several hundred millions of Hong Kong dollars in two years.[4]

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