China Today (English)
The Press Sector Remains Robust
All-china Journalists Association recently published the latest Development of China’s News Media Report.
As of December 31, 2021, China had 3,208 Internet news information service providers, providing 12,625 licensed service items, including 1,846 Internet sites, 2,910 applications, and 7,671 public accounts, the report says.
Despite the fact that the circulation of printed newspapers continues to shrink, convergence has boosted their revenues. A total of 1,810 types of newspapers were published in China in 2020, a decrease of 2.22 percent from the previous year; the total newspaper circulation was 28,914 million, down 8.96 percent; revenue reached RMB 53,945 million, down 6.36 percent, and the total profits reached RMB 5,043 million, an increase of 32.12 percent.
In 2020, China produced 8,210,400 hours of radio programs and 3,282,400 hours of TV programs. Online audiovisual content increased by 220 million hours in length. The average time Internet users spend watching online videos was about 100 minutes per person per day and listening to online audio content was 20 minutes per person per day.