Leading newspaper in China 2019, based on media power score

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, remained as the most influential newspaper in China in 2019. Other state-run newspapers - the Global Times and Guang Ming Daily - occupied the second and third spot in the annual ranking.

Leading newspapers in China in 2019, based on media power score

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Release date

April 2020



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Supplementary notes

The report examines a total of 295 main newspapers, covering their printed versions, websites, Weibo accounts, WeChat accounts, Douyin accounts, and client-network news aggregators, as well as the newspapers' own dedicated news apps.

The index ranges from zero to 100 with 100 as the highest value.

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