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Newspapers of Hong Kong
The three English publications are regarded as neutral towards the government and are mostly "serious" newspapers.
- Apple Daily
- Hong Kong Commercial Daily
- Hong Kong Economic Journal (信報財經新聞)
- Hong Kong Economic Times (香港經濟日報)
- Metropolis Daily (都市日報)
- Ming Pao (明報)
- Oriental Daily (東方日報)
- Sing Pao Daily News (成報)
- Sing Tao Daily (星島日報)
- The Sun (太陽報)
- Ta Kung Pao (大公報)
- Wen Wei Po (文匯報)
The Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Sing Tao and Wenweipao are all considered pro-China and pro-government. Oriental Daily, Apple Daily and The Sun are known for their sensational articles and their informal writing style and occasional pornography. The other papers, Singpao, Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Times and Metropolis Daily are all general newspapers except the "Hong Kong Economic Times", which is business oriented.
With tiny competition, South China Morning Post is the most popular English newspaper while with Cantonese newspapers, Apple Daily and the Oriental Daily have the highest circulation. For the financial newspaper, Hong Kong Economic Times is the highest selling. According to independent surveys, Ming Pao and Economic Journal are the most trusted by readers in Hong Kong.
The fact that Apple Daily and Oriental Daily are of the highest circulation can be explained by their approach.
Both have an informal style, concentrating on celebrity gossip and paparazzi photography. This style of writing, like in other markets, is popular with a large section of the public. The content is often exaggerated or outright fabricated in order to claim "exclusives". Although the subjects of these alleged falsehoods have tried to express their dissatifaction through actions such as refusing interviews or even suing the reporters, they have not stopped the papers' activities.
The number of newspapers in the market has been stable over a long time in its business field. Occasional attempts at establishing new types of newspaper and theme orientated newspaper are present, but most cannot stand the keen competition from the "main stream" newspapers.
Most of the newspapers available are with fixed price at HKD$6 except The Sun and the South China Morning Post . The Metropolis Daily, which is actually the 3rd largest daily newspaper in Hong Kong written in Chinese with an international news section in English, is free of charge. It is distributed in 48 MTR stations during rush hours from Monday to Friday.
- Media in Hong Kong, Communications in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Audit Bureau of Circulations
- List of newspapers, Newspapers of China
- List of Chinese companies
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