DHAKA: The New York Times said it was launching a Chinese-language news website to deliver ‘high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture’ to readers in China.
A statement from the prestigious United States daily said it was ‘launching a beta version of a new online Chinese-language edition designed to bring New York Times journalism to China’.
The site, http: cn.nytimes.com/, was to launch in Beijing early on Thursday, or late on Wednesday New York time, reports The Straits Times.
‘The goal of the new site is to provide China’s growing number of educated, affluent, global citizens with high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture’, the statement said.
‘The site will be edited specifically for readers in China, presenting translations of the best of The Times’ award-winning journalism alongside original work by Chinese writers contributing to The Times.’
Tensions have flared recently between authorities in Beijing and foreign media outlets operating in China.
BDST: 1850 HRS, JUN 28, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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