|Format||tabloid (in Chinese: 四开 size)|
|Owner(s)||Publicity Department of the Beijing municipal committee of the Chinese Communist Party|
|Publisher||The Beijing News Press|
|Founded||11 November 2003|
|Political alignment||Chinese Communist Party|
|Free online archives||epaper|
|The Beijing News|
|Literal meaning||New Beijing News|
(or New Capital News)
The Beijing News is a Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper from Beijing. The Chinese name of the newspaper is Xīn Jīng Bào (Chinese: 新京报), meaning "New Beijing News", which is a reference to the defunct Peking Gazette (simplified Chinese: 京报; traditional Chinese: 京報; lit. 'Beijing News').
The Chinese publications serial number of the newspaper is CN11-0245.
The Beijing News began publishing on 11 November 2003 by a joint venture of Guangming Daily Press and Nanfang Media Group (also transliterated as "Southern Newspaper Group" or Southern Daily Press Group, publisher of Southern Weekly), both owned by the sub-committees of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the ruling party of China since 1949. Guangming Daily Press was owned by the Central Committee while Nanfang Media Group was owned by the Guangdong provincial committee of the CCP. Initially, staff from Nanfang Media Group dominated the day-to-day operation of the newspaper, turning The Beijing News into one of Beijing's most influential newspapers.
According to Jonathan Hassid, an assistant professor (from 2015 to 2018) at Iowa State University, the two publishers had different difficulties in their publishing business. Guangming Daily had a valuable central-level administrative rank but was the country poorest major publisher, while "Nanfang" had money to invest but its administrative rank was restricting the publisher to obtain new publication number or expand outside their home province Guangdong. According to another article by Congressional-Executive Commission on China, "the Guangming Daily consistently follows the Party's line, while the Southern Daily Press Group's [sic] publications tend to be more commercially-oriented and willing to test Chinese censors".
In 2005, staff and online readers protested the sacking of the editors of the newspaper.
In July 2011, the newspaper defied the ban on reporting Wenzhou train collision. However, in the same month, the newspaper scrapped 9 pages of special reporting.
On 1 September 2011, the newspaper was taken over by the Propaganda Department of the Beijing municipal committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
In 2013, it was reported that Dai Zigeng, a publisher of the newspaper, had verbally resigned due to political pressure from the propaganda authorities.
In 2014, it was reported that the Publicity Department had acquired the remaining 49% stake from Nanfang Media Group. According to the South China Morning Post, an English newspaper from Hong Kong, the general public were afraid that The Beijing News would be turned into a "propaganda mouthpiece". In February 2014, The Beijing News, made a news coverage regarding Zhou Yongkang's son possible corruption, but the article was taken down from the newspaper's website.
In 2018 the merger of the newspapers The Beijing News, the Beijing Morning Post千龙网) was announced. Beijing Morning Post ceased the publication in the same year.and the news website qianlong.com (