People's Daily English language app launches its 2.0 version
By Du Mingming and Wu Kai
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Photo: People's Daily app

Beijing (People's Daily) -- People's Daily, the Communist Party of China’s flagship newspaper, announced Monday the launch of its new version of the English language app.

The launch comes four days ahead of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the newspaper.

About 300 representatives from relevant ministries, the diplomatic corps, media and academe attended the launching ceremony at the People's Daily's headquarters in Beijing, including Tuo Zhen, editor-in-chief of People’s Daily, Guo Weimin, deputy director of the State Council Information Office of China, Lu Xinning, deputy editor-in-chief of People's Daily, Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ahcene Boukhelfa, the ambassador of Algeria to China and Wang Yongdong, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft. Lu delivered a keynote speech at the ceremony.


Lu Xinning, a deputy editor-in-chief of People's Daily, delivers a keynote speech at the launch ceremony on June 11. (Photo: People's Daily)

The People's Daily English language app 2.0 version has optimized its interface design and the users’ experience, adding new functions, including individualized news recommendations, intelligent Q&A and live streaming. 

To better meet the reading habits of English users around the world, the new version has introduced international teams in the design in the development process, so as to present a brand new international style. The sections in the app include top news, opinions, business, lifestyle, and programs like PD Studio, PD Talk, PD Café and news podcasts.

The app will integrate resources from the People’s Daily media group to offer diversified news information from home and abroad and realize 

"one-stop information consumption" for its global users. It will cooperate with relevant ministries and institutions to build a service platform to better connect China and the world. 

People’s Daily launched its English language app in October 2017, just ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It has users spread all over the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.