China Press

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China Press
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The China Press Berhad
Publisher Tun Henry Lee Hau Shik
Founded 1946
Language Mandarin
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circulation 154,538 (daily)
48,207 (Night Edition)
9,686 (daily E-paper)
*Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, Malaysia - July to December 2015[1][2]

China Press (Chinese: 中國報; pinyin: Zhōngguó Bào) is a Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper set up by Tun Henry Lee Hau Shik (H. S. Lee) and first published on 1 February 1946.

On 13 May 1969, China Press was suspended for a month following its publication of a court news item after the 13 May Incident.

China Press relaunched in 1986, and by 1988, its daily circulation had increased from 20,000 to 100,000, making it the fastest-growing paper in Malaysia. Today, its daily circulation of about 154,000 makes it the second best selling Chinese daily newspaper in Malaysia. Its Night edition paper is the most popular[3] in Malaysia with a circulation of about 48,000.

Due to its popularity in Malaysia, China Press launched their evening version on 19 May 1990 with the mission statement of Today News Tonight Know.

In 1993, Nanyang Press took over the management of China Press.


Chinese Communist Party Influence[edit]

A 2001 report on Chinese media censorship by the Jamestown Foundation cited China Press as one of four major overseas Chinese newspapers directly or indirectly controlled by Beijing––a trend that started before the 1997 Hong Kong handover in attempt to control the overseas narrative among the Chinese diaspora. [4] “The dominant Chinese media vehicle in America is the newspaper,” wrote the report’s lead author Mei Duzhe. “Four major Chinese newspapers are found in the U.S.—World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, Ming Pao Daily News, and The China Press. Of these four, three are either directly or indirectly controlled by the government of Mainland China, while the fourth (run out of Taiwan) has recently begun bowing to pressure from the Beijing government…”

“The China Press is directly controlled by the Chinese government. The paper is characterized by its substantial and timely news reports from Mainland China. It represents the voice and views of China's Communist government,” wrote Duzhe.


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