China Core Newspapers

Timely insights into almost every aspect of daily life in China

China Core Newspapers (CCND) is a full-text database that collects content from core newspapers published in mainland China, covering over 19 million articles since 2000. CCND selects newspapers with strong influence, high-quality reporting, and a wide range of readers, including central newspapers, industry and professional newspapers, and core government newspapers – over 650 titles in total.

Articles in CCND cover a wide range of topics, including domestic and international news, laws and regulations, guidelines and policies of the CPC, economic and industrial analysis, culture, and more. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, CCND features multiple search methods, including basic, advanced, professional, sentence, and publication source. Users can navigate content using the 10 subject series navigation, or browse newspaper titles at the national and local level.

CCND features CNKI’s Knowledge Network Node, with all articles linked to similar newspaper content, as well as similar content from academic journals, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, yearbooks, etc.

China Core Newspapers

Key Stats

  • Archive: 2000-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface
  • Country: China
  • Number of Titles: over 650
  • Frequency: Continuous daily updates
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

CCND Content

CCND includes content from over 650 newspapers, with over 19 million articles since 2000 and daily updates of over 8,000 articles:

  • Includes content from 168 national level newspapers and 486 local level newspapers
  • Includes core newspapers, and influential newspapers sponsored by governments at and above the prefecture level, such as People’s Daily, Guangming Daily and Beijing Daily.
  • Selects comprehensive newspapers from major newspaper groups, such as Wenwei and Southern Weekly.
  • Selects industry newspapers that have great influence on specific industries and professionals.

Content in CCND cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • International news and commentaries
  • Domestic news and events
  • Economic and industrial analysis
  • Laws and regulations
  • Guidelines and policies of the CPC
  • Special reports on science and technology developments
  • Literature, arts and critiques
  • Popular science
  • Academic literature
  • Developments of education reforms
  • Developments of library science and information service
  • Policies and developments of scientific research management reform
  • Local historical materials and cultural relics protection
  • Celebrity news

CCND is organized into 10 subject series. Users can search multiple fields, including: subject, title, keywords, author, full text, newspaper title, and date.

Science and Technology Titles

  • Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics (Series A)
  • Chemistry/Metallurgy (Series B)
  • Industrial Technology/Engineering (Series C)
  • Agriculture (Series D)
  • Medicine/Health (Series E)
  • Electronics/Information Science (Series I)

Social Science and Humanities Titles

  • Literature/History/Philosophy (Series F)
  • Politics/Military Affairs/Law (Series G)
  • Education/Social Sciences (Series H)
  • Economics/Management (Series J)
About China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

CNKI is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. This powerful platform is the product of Tongfang Knowledge Network, Beijing, and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips. With tens of millions of articles and growing every day, CNKI is a foundation for any serious research on China. CNKI is hosted in the United States by East View and updated daily.

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