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by Matt Slater
31 October 2019
This article identifies over one hundred of the most informative English-language China news websites.
By regularly sharing news from China on our social media channels we have identified many good sources and thought it would be a good idea to share these with you, our readers.
So if you are looking for websites with news on China, look no further than this long list we have compiled.
Getting informative and unbiased news on China can be very challenging so it is important to read a variety of sources.
News originating from within Mainland China (especially anything regarding politics) can be heavily censored so has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
On the other hand, China's restrictions on foreign media can also mean that foreign journalists struggle to get reliable sources of information.
In this article we cover only English-language China news websites and have divided them into 4 sections - international websites , Hong Kong & Taiwan websites, Mainland China websites and news aggregators.
Although websites from 12 different countries are featured in this section, over half are based in the USA, reflecting a strong media industry and a keen interest in China affairs.
Note that some websites with paywalls may have been omitted.
* Websites which don't have a China-specific webpage, but still contain informative news on China** Websites which are primarily focused on China
The following news websites are each based in Hong Kong or Taiwan, and as such cover China news in great depth.
The following English-language China news websites are each based in the Mainland and are subject to censorship.
If you are looking for local news or business news though, they might be your best source of information.
If you are looking for China news from a diverse range of sources (including those mentioned in the lists above) you can do a lot worse then use a news aggregator.
These two services both have pages specific to news from China:
We have done our best to compile a valuable list of informative English language China news sources here, but no doubt there are many more we have missed. Please let us know if you know of any others by emailing email@example.com - thanks!
We share interesting China news (plus more) on a daily basis via our social media accounts - take a look:
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by Matt Slater
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The China company operating period is usually represented by two dates, which are specified on a Chinese business license.
It is the span between the date of incorporation - the first of these dates - and the expiry date of the company's registration - the second.
In some cases, a China company operating period may be open-ended meaning no specific expiry date is specified. Learn more about this here.
by Matt Slater
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This article takes a look at the 6 different China city types and the various levels of autonomy and power each type holds.
China has over 700 official cities, from the metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong down to the smaller cities of Beihai, Shangrao and Qufu, but they are not all governed equally.
Read this guide if you want to understand the difference between China city types, including municipalities, prefecture-level cities, county-level cities and more.
by Matt Slater
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Launched by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, the decades long process of Chinese economic reform has transformed China beyond recognition.
This article highlights some of the most significant events during this period in the form of a year by year timeline.
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