Shin Min Daily News
|Owner(s)||Singapore Press Holdings|
|Founded||March 18, 1967|
Shin Min Daily News (simplified Chinese: 新明日报; traditional Chinese: 新明日報; pinyin: Xīnmín Rìbào) is a Singapore Chinese-language afternoon newspaper currently published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). First started on March 18, 1967, by Singapore businessman Leung Yun Chee (梁潤之) and the renowned Hong Kong writer Louis Cha as an offshoot of Hong Kong's Ming Pao, it featured exclusive serializations of some of Cha's wuxia novels in its early days. In the early 1980s, Cha sold his shares in the paper after the Singapore government ruled that foreigners could only hold up to 3% of shares in locally based papers.
It is now a tabloid-style paper focused on entertainment and local news. As a paper Shin Min Daily News is in competition with the Lianhe Wanbao, which is also published by the SPH. Both papers are now more of tabloids which cover news with sensationalised headlines, although they are still published as broadsheets.
The newspaper also published in Malaysia until 1994, and the newspaper is the first Chinese-language to be published in tabloid.