Beijing Review

Beijing Review

Peking Review front page from 13 October 1959
Type Weekly
Founded March 1958
Political alignment Communist Party of China
Language English, Japanese, French, German and Chinese[1]
Headquarters Beijing

Beijing Review (Chinese: 北京周報; pinyin: běi jīng zhōu bào) is China's only national news magazine in English, published by the China International Publishing Group. It claims a per-issue circulation of 70,000 and distribution "throughout China and 150 countries and regions worldwide."[2]


Founded in March 1958[3] as the weekly Peking Review, it was an important tool for the People's Republic of China government to communicate to the rest of world. The first issue included an editor's note explaining that the magazine was meant to "provide timely, accurate, first-hand information on economic, political and cultural developments in China, and her relations with the rest of the world."[4]


  1. "About BEIJING REVIEW". Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. "Beijing Review: Introduction". Beijing 20 December 2006. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  3. Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. p. 1142. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. "Peking Review" (PDF). Marxists. 4 March 1958. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2010.

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