Sharp Daily

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Sharp Daily
TypeFree daily newspaper
Owner(s)Next Digital
FoundedOctober 24, 2006
Headquarters141 Sing-Ai Road
Neihu Industrial Park, Taipei City 114

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

Taiwan edition[edit]

Launched on 24 October 2006 as a rival to Cola News (可樂新聞 Pinyin:Kělèxinwen), another free tabloid published by United Daily News, 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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