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Beijing-based newspaper Global Times launches English edition
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08:22, April 20, 2009

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After more than six months' preparation, the Beijing-based newspaper the Global Times will launch its English edition together with its website on Monday.

Published under the official People's Daily, the Global Times was established in 1993, specializing in coverage of international affairs.

The English edition will cover the world from a Chinese perspective, and reflects the standpoints and opinions of Chinese people on significant international issues.

"It marks a new beginning for the Global Times," said Hu Xijin, the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Times. "The world of English language was new to us. But with the launch of the Global Times English edition, we have gained confidence to make it a success, to make friends with foreigners and to facilitate communication between China and the world."

According to Hu, the English edition, instead of a translated version of its Chinese newspaper, is based on an independent team of reporters, editors and foreign experts.

It will be printed daily from Monday to Friday in pace with the Chinese edition and distributed nationwide.

The web site address is http://en.huanqiu.com or http://www.globaltimes.cn.


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