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NY Times to launch Chinese monthly in Hong Kong, Macau

March 20, 2015

The New York Times is launching a monthly Chinese-language print publication for Hong Kong and Macau that will include global news as well as local content.

The US newspaper group said the “Chinese Monthly” would launch on May 1 with a print run of 50,000 copies, to be available in hotels, airline lounges, residential complexes, and on newsstands in Hong Kong and Macau.

The 24-page publication will include “news, opinion and lifestyle content from The New York Times in simplified Chinese for Chinese audiences,” a Times statement said Thursday.

“In addition, approximately 20 percent of the content will be devoted to local news and events in Hong Kong and Macau.”

The paper will be produced by the International New York Times, with editorial content overseen by Ching-Ching Ni, editor in chief of the Chinese-language news website for the group.

“Our Chinese audience has grown enormously through and we are excited to complement our digital offering by bringing high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture to our Chinese readers in print,” said Craig Smith, managing director for China at the Times.

The Times is among several Western news organizations whose websites have been blocked in mainland China.

On Friday, Reuters said its news websites were inaccessible in the country where censors keep a tight grip over information.


Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.