China Daily newspaper prints first Africa edition

china-newspaperState-owned China Daily today December 14, 2012 officially unveiled its African edition of the newspaper making it the first English-language newspaper published in Africa by a Chinese media enterprise.

The newspaper, China Daily Africa Weekly, joins the paper’s international stable of publications in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific as well as Hong Kong.

“The relationship between China and the African continent is one of the most significant relationships in the world today. It is growing and complex and not always understood — not just by those in other parts of the world but Africans and Chinese, too,” said the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Zhu Ling, adding, “We hope to set that right and that is why China Daily, China’s largest English-language newspaper, is launching an Africa edition.”

On its website, China Daily said the Africa edition newspaper will be circulated throughout the continent and will also be available in digital format.

It will look at the precise nature of Chinese involvement in Africa and also the prominent role many Africans are playing in China, it added.

China Daily was founded in 1981.

By Ekow Quandzie

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