The China Post follows Taiwan News's footsteps, to go paperless from May 15

25 April 2017, 10:38 PM
The China Post
The China Post

The China Post, one of two-English language newspapers in Taiwan, would print its last paper edition on May 15, its chairman and publisher George Hsieh announced on Sunday.

Hsieh claimed that the 65-year old newspaper is all set to switch to an all-digital format. The China Post is set to follow the footsteps of Taiwan news which ceased to print daily newspapers and transformed to an all-digital format.

Earlier, in February 2017, it also emerged as the first newspaper to launch the first English language app in Taiwan. The digital news platform is set to cooperate with other media outlets to offer users news reports and videos from a wide range of sources.

Hsieh said that Taiwan is an open environment for the multidimensional development of the press with a large volume of good media content and thus the online platform will be able to provide readers with more sources for the latest news and knowledge.

China Post’s digital news application has been well received by the audience since being launched, leading to a higher click through rate and reading rate for news stories on the app than for the printed paper.

The China Post promised to "stick to the same principles we always used in our desire to report the truth and to give our readers the best information possible" in its new fully digital medium.

First Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:21 PM
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