80 years of Xinhua Daily: Witness of time
2018-01-12 09:49:00

Xinhua Daily celebrated the 80th founding anniversary in Nanjing, Jan. 11.

the first issue of Xinhua Daily

As the first daily paper published nationwide by Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua Daily was established on Jan. 11, 1938, amidst the flames of war.

From then on, the paper became a witness of the eventful years of China, the founding of PRC, the Reform and Opening-up, as well as the advancement of the society.

Zhou Enlai

The founding of Xinhua Daily had much to do with Zhou Enlai, who later became China’s first premier. Under the guidance of Zhou, CPC started to prepare for the publishing in Nanjing in Oct, 1937.

Affected by warfare, the crew of Xinhua Daily had to move a lot. On Jan. 11, 1938, the first issue of Xinhua Daily was released in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. Later in October, 1938, the newspaper was moved to Chongqing. Since then until Feb. 28, 1947, despite over nine years of wars, Xinhua Daily had been exerting every effort to make people’s voice heard.

On the morning of Apr. 30, 1949, only eight days after People’s Liberation Army took Nanjing, Xinhua Daily restored its operation in Nanjing.

After the famous Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the CPC in 1978, Xinhua Daily entered a new era with China’s reform and opening-up.

Along with the rapid development in market economy and media industry, Xinhua Daily Press Group was established on Sept. 29, 2001, with the center of Xinhua Daily.

new buildings of Xinhua Daily Media Group

Ten years later, on Oct. 22, 2011, Xinhua Daily Press Group transferred into Xinhua Daily Media Group, a modern media giant with 14 newspapers, 8 magazines, over 10 subsidiaries and a number of websites and new-media platforms.

80 years on in the celebration of the 80th founding anniversary of Xinhua Daily, the paper will never forget the ups and downs of the country, but stay true to our mission and paint new blueprints of a brighter future.

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Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Amanda
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