China Economic Net

China Economic Net
 
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China Economic Net (CE.cn), sponsored by the Economic Daily, was formally launched on July 28, 2003 as a large scale website aimed at providing the rapidly growing community of netizens with the timely, accurate and fair news stories; and reliable information services.

China Economic Net is committed to becoming the largest economic news portal with a wide range of internet services, as well as the most authoritative online hub of economic data covering a comprehensive range of industries in China, where the internet-surfing population has surpassed 220 million already.

Facing severe competition with numerous websites, China Economic Net has made tremendous achievements in strengthening its own power in a relatively short period of time. CE.cn has been well received by the public as one of the most influential news portals in the country, and ranked among the top simplified Chinese language news websites in the world.

The website is comprised of nine segments, including current affairs, financial news, world economic news, industrial news, science & education, lifestyle, comments & opinions, economic database and Web2.0 featured division. Under the nine segments, there are more than 70 different channels involving almost every aspect of the domestic and world economy.

In addition to the news articles supplied by the Economic Daily and its 17 subsidiary publications, China Economic Net can also release a considerable amount of news items sourced from over 500 cooperative media organizations each day.

Currently, the number of its daily updates is about 10,000, which includes breaking news, in-depth business news, analysis, and video news clips sourced from the partners or produced by CE.cn itself. Meanwhile, BBS, blogs, podcasts are also very popular along with the website.

During the past three years, China Economic Net redesigned its website layout several times and upgraded its technology infrastructure, in order to adapt itself to an ever-changing internet world and to meet an increasing demand of the Chinese netizens for more information.

The website is not only available in both traditional and simplified Chinese language, but also in English. Its English edition features selected articles from the Chinese Economic Daily and also releases a certain amount of English news pieces sourced from other press agencies. According to a survey, the community of the frequent visitors to CE.cn are composed of the people mainly fall in the 25-35 age-bracket, noticeably, quite a number of the visitors coming from other countries and regions.

 
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China Economic Net (CE.cn), sponsored by the Economic Daily
 
 
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Title Media Manager Name Press Manager
Telephone (8610) 8351 2266 Fax (8610) 8354 3336
E-mail en_feedback@mail.ce.cn Country China
Website en.ce.cn

Shanghai Daily Publishing House

Shanghai Daily Publishing House
 
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Shanghai Daily provides an English window to the news of China. Business-focused, it also reports on social, cultural and diplomatic developments in Shanghai and the surrounding region.

Shanghai Daily, first published on October 1, 1999, is now the premier English-language newspaper in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region. Today, it has become the only English-language newspaper that publishes seven days a week on the Chinese mainland.

Shanghai Daily today is distributed in more than 50 countries and regions around the world and has tapped into new technologies to offer an online edition, mobile phone news delivery and Kindle distribution.

The newspaper wins popularity among foreigners who have stayed in the city for a long time, as well as those foreigners coming to Shanghai for purposes of study, travel or business. Shanghai Daily has become their indispensable information source.

 
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Online News Portal
 
 
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Title Media Manager Name
Telephone 8621-5292-1569 Fax
E-mail info@shanghaidaily.com Country China
Website http://www.shanghaidaily.com

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
 
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Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 600 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and over 48 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Far East Trade Services, Inc. (FETS) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

 
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a non-profit trade promotion organization
 
 
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Title Media Manager Name Media Manager
Telephone +886 (2) 2725-5200 Fax +886 (2) 2757-6245
E-mail taitra@taitra.org.tw Country Taiwan
Website www.taitra.com.tw

The Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post
 
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The Journal and Resource Center Of Indonesia Today

Going online has become a necessity for businesses, the media in particular, expecting to progress to the new millennium. Recent development in Indonesia shows that the Web is the future of news and information as evidenced by the increasing number of media publications available over the Internet.
As the largest English newspaper in Indonesia, The Jakarta Post has anticipated this trend and has dedicated a considerable amount of time and resources to preparing its website. We are proud to announce that the online version of our newspaper is now vailable on the Web. The Jakarta Post.com is more than just an extension of The Jakarta Post daily newspaper. As the name suggests, it also offers breaking news and a wealth of information on Indonesia. By providing up-to-date, in-depth accurate information and analyses, The Jakarta Post.com aspires to be a one-stop reference point on Indonesia that will serve both local and international audiences.

The Journal is a special, free-of-charge version of The Jakarta Post. Having in mind an international audience interested in events taking place in Indonesia, this online version of the newspaper – The Jakarta Post.com – carries local stories that appear in the printed edition, and more. To meet public demand for real-time news, The Jakarta Post.com has news flashes which are updated as each story develops.

Taking full advantage of the unlimited space available on the Web, The Jakarta Post.com also provides featured articles and special coverage that may not otherwise appear in the printed edition.
A picture often says more than words can ever tell. Our photo gallery unveils telling sights of great human interest as well as journalistic and artistic shots that have not made it into our printed edition due to space restraints. Here, visitors can browse for carefully selected photos for viewing or purchase.
Our Resource Center will become an important reference for anyone looking for complete and accurate information on Indonesia. Researchers and Indonesianists will benefit greatly from this facility, which no other online media in Indonesia offers.

One of the Resource Center's most interesting features is its database-formatted archives, making The Jakarta Post.com the first and only online media in Indonesia to date with this facility. So far over 50,000 news articles from our printed edition are stored in our database, dating back to June 1994. The Post is presently undertaking an ambitious endeavor to digitalize and make available its stories right through to its first edition on April 25, 1983.

 
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The Journal and Resource Center Of Indonesia Today
 
 
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Title Editor Name Media Contact
Telephone (021) 5300476, 5300478 Fax (021) 535 0050
E-mail Country Indonesia
Website www.thejakartapost.com

JCN Newswire

JCN Newswire
 
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Tokyo-based JCN Newswire disseminates English press releases from Japanese corporations to the global investor community. JCN Newswire is distributed simultaneously through networks including Bloomberg, Reuters and Thomson Financial, databases including Factiva, Factset, FT Global, LexisNexis, Multex, and Thomson Dialog, and carriers including Acquire, Comtex, Financial Content, Marketwatch, Moreover and Thomson NewsEdge.

JCN Newswire press releases are also distributed to the publishers, editors and journalists of over 3,000 trade and industry publications, financial publications, and general news and business publications. Specialized Automotive, Chemical, Communications, Electronics, Health and Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Manufacturing, International Trade, Materials, Science and Technology, and Shipping and Transportation circuits have been selectively researched, contacted and created by JCN editors to ensure maximum trade and industry exposure.

In July 2005 JCN Newswire launched the first automated Japanese language feed across all major business and financial services in Japan, including Bloomberg, Reuters, Thomson, Factset and QUICK, the leading Japanese vendor.

 
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Newswire
 
 
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Title Editor Name Tiara Liu
Telephone +81-3-5791-1821 Fax +81-3-5791-1813
E-mail info@japancorp.net Country Japan
Website http://newswire.japancorp.net

The World Bank

The World Bank
 
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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries.

Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management.

The World Bank, established in 1944, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 100 offices worldwide.

Innovating from Within

To ensure countries continue to have access to the best global expertise and cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is revising its programs to assist the poor, as well as its range of financing options, to meet pressing development priorities.

Pillars of these efforts include:

Results: Together, we are continuing to sharpen our focus on helping developing countries deliver measurable results.

Reform: New reforms at the World Bank Group are aimed at improving every aspect of our work: the way projects are designed (investment lending), how information is made available (access to information), and how our staff are deployed to best assist governments and communities (decentralization).

 
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a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world
 
 
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Title Media Contact Name Amy L. Stilwell
Telephone (202) 473-1000 Fax (202) 477-6391
E-mail astilwell@worldbank.org Country United States of America
Website web.worldbank.org

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank
 
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Our Vision - an Asia and Pacific Free of Poverty

ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe.

ADB's main partners are governments, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, development agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations.

Under Strategy 2020, a long-term strategic framework adopted in 2008, ADB will follow three complementary strategic agendas: inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

In pursuing its vision, ADB's main instruments comprise loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge.

Although most lending is in the public sector - and to governments - ADB also provides direct assistance to private enterprises of developing countries through equity investments, guarantees, and loans. In addition, its triple-A credit rating helps mobilize funds for development.

 
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an international development finance institution
 
 
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Title Principal Director Name Quon, Ann
Telephone + 632 632 4444 Fax + 632 636 2444
E-mail mediacenter@adb.org Country Philippines
Website www.adb.org

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The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation
 
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The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.

With 18 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.

 
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Development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region
 
 
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Telephone 415-982-4640 Fax
E-mail info@asiafound.org Country United States of America
Website www.asiafoundation.org

China Daily

China Daily
 
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China Daily is China’s national English-language newspaper, which was founded in 1981 and today has a circulation of almost 400,000 worldwide.

For readers at home and abroad, China Daily is a popular choice among English-language media in China. It is the only Chinese newspaper that has effectively entered Western mainstream society and is the newspaper most quoted by the foreign press. The paper also has published the largest number of supplements for international meetings in China among all media outlets. Global readers recognize China Daily as the most authoritative and influential English-language media in the country. It serves as an important window for “China to understand the world and be understood by the world”.

China Daily Media Group rides the tide of the times and drives innovations. It believes that “content is king”. While reporting on China and commenting on the world, it is also accelerating efforts to become “localized” overseas, to improve reporting, editing and distribution networks worldwide, and to march toward being a world-class multiple-platform media group.

China Daily’s Traditional Media

China Daily Media Group has 10 print publications: the flagship China Daily, China Daily US Edition, China Daily Hong Kong Edition, China’s National Image Journal, China Business Weekly, Beijing Weekend, Shanghai Star, 21st Century, 21st Century Teens, 21st Century English Language Teaching Review.

China Daily, the flagship newspaper founded on June 1, 1981, publishes 24 pages Monday to Friday and 16 pages on Saturday and Sunday. It uses cutting edge designs with dynamic pictures and artwork. It encompasses magazine-style in-depth reporting and analysis and helps “understand China and comment the world”.

China Daily Hong Kong Edition was founded in 1997. It was the only national newspaper licensed by the central government to publish in Hong Kong when Hong Kong returned to China. It publishes 30 pages Monday to Friday and 16 pages on Saturday.

China Daily US Edition was launched in 2009. It publishes 16 pages Monday to Friday. Its circulation includes the United Nations Headquarters, government agencies of the United States and Canada, universities, think tanks, major financial institutions and many high-tech companies.

China’s National Image Journal is distributed in North America. It originates from the previous Reports from China founded in 1992. It is a six-page monthly publication distributed with the Washington Post. It reaches high-end readers in all walks of life and has a circulation of 750,000.

21st Century English newspaper series was launched in 1993. 21st Century is the most popular English education weekly for English learners and fans in China. It includes eight weekly publications for pupils, middle school and university students and teachers, with a total circulation of more than 1 million. It also has a 21st Century website and a 21st Century mobile newspaper. 21st Century English education media has become an established brand.

China Daily’s New Media

China Daily’s new media, with the China Daily website as its core, has built an around-the-clock, multi-channel news distribution network. It has seven website clusters and three mobile platforms, including English News, Chinese News, Business, Entertainment & Life, Language Tips, English News Interactive, as well as the China Daily News for iPad and iPhone, China Daily Mobile Website and Bilingual Mobile Newspaper of China Daily.

China Daily’s iPad/iPhone application was released in September 2009 at App Store, the world’s largest mobile application software store. China Daily was the first print media in China to provide information service at App Store and has been competing with other media giants, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

China Daily website (chinadaily.com.cn): Launched in 1995, it is a comprehensive media outlet and China’s most influential English-language web portal. It encompasses news reporting, information services, online communities and language learning. It has more than 30 subsidiary websites and 300 channels under seven website clusters. Daily page views now exceed 31 million, with about 60 percent of visitors from overseas. Many readers are internationally influential.

China Daily Mobile Portal: A fast-developing, comprehensive wireless Internet service, including a mobile website (m.chinadaily.com.cn), a mobile newspaper, a mobile terminal as well as 13 wireless terminal products. Among them there is the China Daily iPad/iPhone Application.

China Daily iPad/iPhone Application: Since 2009, the app has provided China Daily News, Video, Digest and iPaper for iPad and iPhone users as a free download. It has more than 100,000 users worldwide.

China Daily Bilingual Mobile Newspaper: China’s first bilingual mobile newspaper, including the China Daily Mobile News (China Mobile version and China Telecom version) and China Daily PDF edition on China Unicom. With more than 600,000 paid subscribers, it is China’s second largest mobile newspaper.

China Daily eClips: Launched in January 2007, it is distributed to 250,000 influential readers in politics, business and academics, as well as in other fields.

Asia News Photo website (asianewsphoto.com): Launched in March 2006, it was founded by China Daily, the only member media of the Asia News Network on the Chinese mainland. It represents 21 newspapers in 19 Asian countries and regions, as well as nearly 2,000 registered photographers. It has an archive of more than 2 million photos and provides Asia-focused photo service to media outlets worldwide.

Newscartoon (newscartoon.com.cn): Launched in 2001, it is hosted by the China Daily website and jointly operated with the China Journalistic Caricature Society. It is China’s largest professional cartoon website, has thousands of cartoonists and illustrators contributing to it and more than 100,000 cartoons and illustrations in its archive. It provides information service, artwork display, online interaction, cartoon industry updates and cartoon event organization.

China Daily’s Development

China Daily develops fast both at home and abroad. It has the largest, highly professional team in China. Its global reporting and editing system, international communication channel and media relations network are constantly growing. It keeps improving its Hong Kong and US editions, and will soon launch editions in Europe and Asia-Pacific Edition. It is also building more overseas bureaus.

China Daily plays an important role in the Asia News Network, the largest media organization of Asia, as it spreads the voice of China and Asia globally. Its headquarters in Beijing has 27 organs and its 26 branch offices are all over the country. It has a staff of more than 1,000.

Largest, highly professional team

China Daily has a highly professional English-language news reporting and editing team, which includes more than 500 professionally trained news talents from China and abroad. It has on staff more than 60 senior journalists from the United States, Britain and other countries. They help maintain the quality of reports written for international readers.

Fledged China news reporting and editing network

China Daily has 25 bureaus and offices covering news in provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, including Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Fujian, Anhui, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi and Xinjiang, and also at important locations such as Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Shenzhen and Dalian.

It also set up a bureau in Shanghai in August 2010. Before 2012 it will have an office in every province, autonomous region, municipality and city specifically designated in the State plan.

Overseas communication channels

China Daily has three companies overseas: China Daily Hong Kong Limited, China Daily US (administering the Washington DC Office, New York Bureau and San Francisco Bureau), and China Daily UK (including London Bureau and Brussels Bureau).

China Daily’s overseas companies are expanding their distribution network and pushing forward the cooperation with other overseas media companies. They make great efforts to expand the readership of China Daily’s US, Hong Kong and European editions, as well as other publications.

Global communication with mainstream media

China Daily uses its advantages in language, network, brand and resource to cooperate and exchange with mainstream media around the world, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Time Magazine in the United States, Globe and Mail in Canada, Le Figaro in France, and Financial Times and Guardian in the United Kingdom. It also exchanges stories and photos with news agencies such as Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Bloomberg.

Key role in Asia News Network

Asia News Network (ANN) consists of 21 mainstream news organizations in 19 Asian nations and regions. China Daily is a founding member of the ANN and also its only member media on the Chinese mainland. China Daily plays a key role in the ANN, exchanges stories and people with mainstream English media in other parts of Asia, organizes events and operates its Asia News Photo website. It increases its influence and coverage among 20 million readers in Asia.

Brand events of China Daily

China Daily builds a platform of effective global communication as it hosts its brand events such as the Beijing-Tokyo Forum, the 21st Century National English Speaking Competition, the CEO Roundtable, the Changing Asia - Asia Press Photo Competition, the University Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection and the “100 Photographers’ Focus” series of album publication. Its influence grows in the process.

Beijing-Tokyo Forum

Founded in 2005, the Beijing-Tokyo Forum is an annual large-scale international symposium jointly sponsored by China Daily and Genron NPO, a Japanese non-profit organization. It aims to provide a non-governmental exchange platform and improve China-Japan ties through public opinion polls and high-level dialogues. It has become the highest-level public diplomatic communication platform between China and Japan.

Changing Asia - Asia Press Photo Competition

Initiated by China Daily and the Asia News Network in 2006, it is an international photo contest with a focus on Asia. It is held every year and attracts photographers from Asia and also countries in other regions, such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

University Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection

The University Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection, launched by Newscartoon in 2006, is an annual international competition for university students on environmental protection. It is participated by the United Nations Environment Programme, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, other international environmental and cartoon organizations, and students from universities and colleges around the world.

The 21st Century National English Speaking Competition

Founded by the China Daily 21st Century English Newspaper Series in 1996, it is the most prestigious English-speaking contest in China. It is also the qualifying contest for the annual International Public Speaking Competition in London.

The “100 Photographers’ Focus”

China Daily has published five “100” news photo albums since 2003. The albums are about important events including the SARS health challenge, the freeze and snow disaster in early 2008, the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The “100 Photographers’ Focus” series has become a well-known publication brand.

 
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China Daily’s New Media
 
 
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Title Editor Name Editing Staff
Telephone +86(10) 84883300 Fax
E-mail Country China
Website www.chinadaily.com.cn/