Nanking Oriental Guardian

On of our Chinese readers pointed us to a – so far undiscovered – free daily published in the Eastern Chinese city of Nanking (Nanjing), the Oriental Guardian.

The paper is published by the Nanjing Daily Group, also publisher of paid papers in the Nanking area, the Nanjing Daily (circulation 1.5 million) being the most important.

The circulation of the Oriental Guardian is 280,000 while it counts 24 pages on average. Distribution is – like almost all other Chinese free dailies – mostly through public transport. Subway travelers who can show a valid ticket get the paper for free, others are charged the cover price of 0.5 or 1 Yuan.

The paper probably started in 2006, as the pdf archive on the website goes as far back as that year.

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