Taiwan News

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Taiwan News
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Taiwan News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet, Online
Founded 1949 (as "China News")
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Circulation over 250,000[citation needed]
Website http://www.etaiwannews.com

Taiwan News was founded June 6, 1949 as China News, offering news reports and editorials printed on a stencil press. At the time it was the only English-language daily newspaper in Taiwan. In 1960 the newspaper switched to block printing in a full-size page format.

James Wei, the founder of China News, was with the newspaper until 1965. During his later years he was the sixth Director of the Government Information Office, serving from October 31, 1966, to June 1, 1972.

In 1988 publication of the newspaper was taken over by Luis Kao, the then-CEO of I-Mei Foods, and the paper’s title was changed to Taiwan News.

Currently Taiwan News publishes a 16-page, full-color print edition daily which is also available online at www.taiwannews.com.tw in both English and Mandarin versions.

The reputation and prestige of the print edition of Taiwan News has been instrumental in helping the Taiwan News Online achieve the distinction of being the most widely visited English-language portal for news about Taiwan, with an average of more than a million visits monthly. More than 80 percent of those visits come from overseas, with users from a total of 176 nations around the world. Taiwan News Online is also one of the most frequently searched-for sites for English-language news on Taiwan.

Taiwan News works closely with Internet Securities (Kong Kong) Ltd. and Wisers Information Ltd. of Hong Kong to make news reports, stories and editorials from Taiwan News available to subscribers through the databases of the two services. At the same time, Taiwan News continues to seek cooperative agreements with other news sources around the globe.

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