People's Daily Privacy Policy

The People's Daily Privacy Policy (this Policy) explains how we collect, use, share, disclose and process your personal information through your use of our client and website (collectively as "Service"). The terms "Personal Information" and "Personal Data" share the same meanings under this Policy, defined as any data that can be used independently or in combination with other data to readily identify, contact, or locate you. Some unexhausted examples are your name, address, email address, or phone number. Personal Data in this Policy does not include data that has been aggregated and/or de-identified after which a third party would be unable to easily identify a particular individual.

We endeavor to optimize our Service as well as protect your privacy. If you are a child under 16, you shall acquire your parents or legal guardian's permission before using our Services or providing information to us.

We'll show you how we protect your privacy through the following sections:


We, People's Daily, headquartered in Beijing, PRC, owns People's Daily client and website. We will provide you with all-English news and information and introduce Chinese stories to you, to make China's voice heard by the world and build a news and information platform between China and the world. We will collect, use, share, disclose and process your personal information in line with this Policy. Please contact us as at with any questions and/or reasonable requests regarding your personal information.F


• Login Information

We collect your profile photo and user ID when you log into our Service with your Facebook,Twitter or WeChat account. Profile photo in Facebook Twitter or WeChat will be the profile photo of your account in our Service with your consent. You will not be required to log in or upload any profile photo or have a user ID if you merely use the basic functions in our Service, such as browsing and searching.

• User's behavior information

We collect your behaviors information when you use our Service, such as browsing history, search history, comments, collections, likes etc.

• User's feedback

We collect information about you when you give feedback and choose to reveal your name, email address and/or photo to us.

• Device Information

We collect your device information (such as device model, operation system, device settings, unique device identifier), and location information (including IP address, GPS location) based on the authorization in your installation and usage of our client.

• Log Information

We collect the web logs information created through your usage, such as search history, IP address, language preference, the date and time you access to our Service.


"Xiaoice" is an artificial intelligence dialogue service provided by Microsoft. You can click on the bottom of People's Daily client and have a dialogue with xiaoice. Based on the understanding of content by the artificial intelligence, xiaoice can actively send you news information relevant to your discussion topics.

We need your permission to access to your camera and/or microphone before you send photos to Xiaoice and/or have a voice conversation with Xiaoice. If we do not have your authorization, you may only use the function of text chat. The chat history with Xiaoice will only be stored in your device's local database and will not be uploaded and stored in our severs.


1. Your consent

Your consent will be necessary in some circumstances under which you will have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, however, if the consent is withdrawn, we may not be able to continue to provide the service you requested.

2. Fulfilling a contract

We also process your personal information in order to fulfil a contract we have with you. For example, we would use your information to provide you with access to our Service.

3. Legitimate interests

We may use your information where there are legitimate interests to do so. For example, we will analyze your reading habits and preferences to recommend more news to you according to your interests, making our Services more user-friendly.

We only rely on legitimate interests if the reason for using your information is fair and lawful. Where we want to rely on legitimate interests as a legal basis, we will carry out a balancing test between our legitimate interests and your privacy rights. Our legitimate interests in processing personal information include:

  • to set up and administer your account, verify your identity, and send important account, subscription and service information
  • to deliver and suggest personalized content such as news. We analyze the way you use our Services to make suggestions to you on content or services that we believe you will also be interested in, and to make our Services more user-friendly
  • for internal research and development purposes and to improve, test and enhance the features and functions of our Services
  • to provide you with marketing within the scope permitted by law
  • to meet our internal and external audit requirements, including our information security obligations
  • to protect our rights, privacy, safety, networks, systems and property, or those of other persons
  • for the prevention, detection or investigation of a crime or other breach of law or requirement, loss prevention or fraud

4. Compliance with legal obligations

There may be situations where we need to use your information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations or defend claims.

You are welcome to contact us for further information on the legal grounds that we rely on in relation to any specific processing of your personal information.


1. To recommend customized news

We will use information about your behavior to make feature tags. Based on such feature tags, we will conduct the portrait for a crowd of users to recommend customized news.

2. To send you direct marketing

We and the advertisers will use your personal information to recommend the advertisements you may be interested in to you. You can manage your advertisements by advertising settings. If you do not want to see tailored advertisements, you can turn it off in privacy settings correspondingly.

3. To provide personalized service

We will use your device information to provide you with better products or services and personalized information display service. Besides, we also use the personal information gathered by cookies and similar technologies to provide you with personalized service.

In the table below we have listed the main reasons we process your information and the legal grounds that are available to us. The specific legal ground we use will depend on the purpose the information is used for. Please keep in mind that if the legal ground listed is no longer available to us, we may be able to rely on other grounds.


1. Location of information storage

We will store your personal information collected and generated in the course of operation within the territory of the People's Republic of China in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

2. Period of information storage

We will store your information for a period necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy, or when we have a legitimate reason for doing so. If you ask us to delete your information before the end of the period, we may not be able to do so due to technical, legal, regulatory or contractual constraints.

If you wish to close your account, we will do this as soon as reasonably possible subject to any applicable terms and conditions.


We will not share your personal information with other companies, organizations or individuals other than the service provider of the client and the website of People's Daily, except under following circumstances:

1. Sharing with your consent

We may share your personal information with other companies, organizations or individuals with your explicit consent.

2. Sharing required by law

We may share your personal information with other companies, organizations or individuals required by laws and regulations, resolving disputes, or responding to requests from administrative or judicial authorities.

3. Sharing with third-party providers

We may share your personal information with third-party providers. For example, your personal information will be shared with the livestreaming service providers when you use livestreaming service. The third-party providers with whom your information would be shared are as follows:

  • Service providers: we engage service providers to support our business and improve our Service. These service providers include: the providers for delivery of our digital content and marketing; the provider of livestreaming service; business partners with whom we deliver co- branded Services, provide content, or to host events, conferences and seminars; third parties that help us deliver Services or act on our behalf.

4. Sharing with joint-controllerv

We may share your personal information to joint controllers such as the advertisers, etc.

We will only share your personal information out of legal, proper, necessary, specific and explicit purposes, and we will only share necessary information needed to our Services. Our partners have no rights to use shared information for purposes irrelevant to their products and services. Any information that you provide on or to a third-party website or service is provided directly to the owner of the service and is subject to that party's Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to such services and we're not responsible for the content, privacy or security practices and policies of those services. To protect your information, we recommend that you carefully review the privacy policies of other services that you access.


If you are a child under 16, you cannot create your personal account without permission from your parents or legal guardian and you shall obtain a parent or a legal guardian's permission before using our Services or providing information to us.

We will only use, share, transfer or disclose the personal information of users under 16 as permitted by laws and regulations, with your parent or guardian's explicit permission, for the purpose of protecting users under 16.


Since our Service is global by nature, it may be necessary for us to transfer your information to our affiliates or third parties with whom we have a cooperative relationship for our legitimate business purposes, and such information may be maintained on computers and/or other servers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in whole or in part where the privacy laws and technology level may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction.

Please note that the laws vary by jurisdiction, so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred or stored, used, or processed, may be different from the privacy laws of the jurisdiction you reside in.

Your personal information may be collected in EU/EEA and then transferred to, and stored in the People's Republic of China. By choosing to visit the Service or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of China and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with us or our Service will be in accordance with the Terms of Use located here at Additionally, with the development of business scale, your personal information may be transferred to other jurisdiction outside EU/EEA. The information we collected may be processed by our cooperating partners outside EU/EEA. When we transfer your information globally, we guarantee that your information will be transferred securely and lawfully. We have taken appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal information will be protected in accordance with this Policy and we hereby ensure that any third party acting as our agent would do the same.

Users in EU/EEA should direct any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the processing of personal information at: We will duly handle your questions. However, please note that our Services may not be available to you if you reject international information transfer.

information security

We have adopted proper security measures in compliance with industry standards to protect the privacy and security of your personal information, to prevent personal information from being accessed without permission, disclosed, used, edited, damaged or lost. For example, we use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) to secure information transfers between your browsers and servers; we use HTTPS when you browse client of the People's Daily; we use encryption technologies to improve security of personal information; we use reliable protection systems to prevent attacks; we deploy an access control system to ensure that only authorized person can access to personal information; and we will train our employees on privacy protection as well as how to handle and manage your data appropriately.

If your personal information breaches, we will inform you according to relevant laws and regulations of the basic situation, possible influence, our remedial solutions taken or will be taken, and offer self-protection or self-prevention suggestions to you and make necessary remedial measures. We will communicate with you by email, mail, phone calls and/or alerts. If we cannot reach to all affected individual, we will publish announcements in proper and effective ways.


You have the rights under European and other applicable laws to have access to your personal information and to ask us to rectify, erase and restrict use of, your personal information. You also have the rights to object to your personal information being used, to ask for the transfer of personal information you have made available to us and to withdraw consent to the use of your personal information. You may find further information on how to exercise your rights set out underneath.

We honor your rights under applicable data protection laws. You have following rights under European laws, and may have similar rights under the laws of other countries.

1. Right to access

You have the right to make a written request for details of your personal information and a copy of that personal information.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to have inaccurate information about you corrected or removed.

3. Right to erasure

You have the right to have certain personal information about you erased.

4. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that your personal information would only be used for restricted purposes.

5. Right to object

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information based on the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or we have let you know the processing is necessary for our or a third party's legitimate interests.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to ask for the personal information you have made available to us to be transferred to you or a third party in machine-readable format.

7. Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw any consent you previously gave us. If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal information prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

8. Right to compliant

You may make a complaint to the supervisory authority.

These rights are not absolute and they do not always apply in all cases.

In response to a request, we will ask you to verify your identity if we need to, and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better. If we do not comply with your request, whether in whole or in part, we will explain why.

To exercises any of these rights please contact us at with details of your request. If you have any questions about these rights, you may also contact us at the above email.


1. What are Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with our Services. Cookies are often only used to record temporarily your personal information to identify you for sending your personalized service.

We also use similar technologies such as token to record your personal information in our application of client temporarily. The token can be used as a processing mechanism and can not be opened or closed by you. It could filter illegal requests by checking to avoid network attacks and to verify the lawfulness of the identity of the user. If the token is not used, your system security will not be guaranteed.

2. Managing Cookies

You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.

We understand that you may want to know more about cookies. Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences: or Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome™
  • Safari®


From time to time we make changes to this Policy. This may be in relation to changes in the law, best practice, changes in our Services or treatment of your personal information. Where necessary, we will notify you of these changes. We will always display clearly when the Privacy Policy was last amended on our client and website.


If you have any requests for your personal information or any queries about these practices, please contact our e-mail

Update time: July 31st, 2023.