This article showcases our top picks for the best China based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top China News Companies
Qutoutiao Inc. is the No.
2 mobile content aggregator in China in terms of monthly average users (MAUs) and daily average users (DAUs). Their flagship mobile application, launched in June 2016, Qutoutiao, meaning “fun headlines” in Chinese, aggregates articles and short videos and presents customized feeds to users.
These feeds are optimized in real time based on each user’s profile, behavior and social relationships through their proprietary AI-empowered content recommendation engine. They represent a new generation of technology-driven content platforms and their technology brings relevant information and entertainment to users, stimulates users’ desire to read, and ultimately improves the knowledge exchange in society.
Their innovative user account system and gamified user loyalty program allows registered users to earn loyalty points by referring new users to register on Qutoutiao, by consuming content or by engaging on Qutoutiao. The gamified loyalty point system not only helps them keep users more engaged and enhance user stickiness, but also enables them to track users’ long-term behavior and optimize content recommendation..
China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Briefly named “China Unicom”) was established on January 6, 2009 on the basis of the former China Unicom and China Netcom, which used to play the important roles on china’s telecom market with their own advantages in different professional areas respectively.
China United Network Communications Group Co.,Ltd (“China Unicom”) was officially established on 6 January 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. It has subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across China and many countries and regions around the world..
Mango TV provides television broadcasting services in China. It offers Mango Internet TV channel that provides audiences with films, new movies, TV dramas, variety shows, documentaries, animations, and others; and operates www.hunantv.com, a Website that offers a VOD service for HD TV programs and broadcasts TV dramas, films, variety shows, music videos, and others.
Mango TV also offers Hunan IPTV that provides IPTV services such as live TV broadcasts, playback, VOD, and others and various mobile value-added services. Zhang Yong founded it on May 26, 2006.
Mango TV has its headquarters in Changsha in China. It operates as a subsidiary of Mango Media..
Yidian Zixun is an interest-oriented mobile news aggregator with search and recommendation technologies to provide its users with personalized content. The company makes profiles for its users based on big data and other technologies to define their interest.
It acquires professionals to produce content and distribute that content to users based on their interests. Moreover, it rewards professionals whose content attracts users most and contributes revenue.
Additionally, it builds its own database for marketing based on users’ interest, such as matching users with advertisements more accurately. The company was founded in 2013 ans is headquartered at Beijing, China..
Dongqiudi provides news, commentaries, league rankings as well as video streams of football matches across the world. It also sells sports wear and related merchandises on its smartphone app.
Dongqiudi has an English-language version called All Football, which according to the company has attracted 50 million users globally. In December 2016, the company raised $61 million in its series C round of financing from investors including Chinese home appliance firm Suning and Sequoia Capital China..
NewsDog is a news and entertainment content aggregator. Moreover, the firm has established a platform called WeMedia.
It allows users to submit stories, and has over 30,000 regular contributors so far. NewsDog competes with players such as Toutiao-backed Dailyhunt, Tiger Global-backed Inshorts, and NewsPoint, owned by Times Internet, part of the group which publishes The Economic Times..
Shanghai Media Group
Shanghai Media Group (SMG) is one of the largest media and entertainment companies in China. SMG boasts the most valuable and comprehensive business portfolio including radio, TV, newspaper and magazine traditional media outlets, TV program/drama and motion picture productions and distribution, multiplatform video distribution such as IPTV and Internet TV, and online video offerings, digital advertising, online and console gaming, TV shopping and ecommerce , live and performing arts and tourism.
By the end of 2013, SMG had RMB 44.6 billion in assets and RMB 21 billion annual income. In terms of media outlets, SMG currently operates 15 satellite and cable networks, including news, entertainment, sports, finance, documentary, children networks, which are based on a free-to-air advertising business model.
Among its assets are China Business News, the premier business news content provider in China since 1993.. .
Ganji.com is a Chinese domestic classified website. As a web portal in China where users publish and exchange information, Ganji.com has been providing a variety of local information, such as estates for rent or sale, jobs, second hand products, used cars, pets, tickets, education, training, group purchase, and more.
Targeting the untapped local business market, Ganji.com is building a massive user- and content-focused online community platform where both the users’ and local merchants’ needs are met. The website aggregates a large amount of real-time information because by the end of June 2011, there were around 890,000 users posting per day.
Launched in 2005, the website has reached users in over 343 cities in China with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The company completed a $70 million Series C round from Capital Today and Sequoia on May 6, 2011.
China Renaissance acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Ganji.com.. .
Lamabang, a Chinese social network and ecommerce company. Lamabang targets women at four different stages in their journey to parenthood: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting.
The original Lamabang website is a web portal with articles, forums, and a Weibo-style social network complete with a news feed. More than just parenting, topics range from fashion to healthcare to lifestyle..
PearVideo is a leading information video platform in China. Created by a team of professionals with a strong media background and a network of racquets all over the world, PearVideo is dedicated to providing the younger generation with short video products suitable for viewing and sharing of mobile terminals.With its deeply edited aggregated content and exclusive original coverage in areas such as business, social, technology, entertainment and lifestyle, Pear Video offers new standards for video production and consumption in the Mobile Internet era, combined with innovative technologies and tools.Pear video is a cross-platform, open new media company.
Through a flexible and extensive collaborative and revenue-sharing system, more and more high-quality short video content is gaining more influence through the pear video channel. Meanwhile, short-video content updated daily by the pear video not only in its own mobile app Applications and websites, and more effectively distributed in various formats on social networks and video platforms in China and around the world to reach more users..
Caixin Media is a comprehensive media group that is focused on the provision of financial and economic news and information products and services to Chinese readers through multi-layered, integrated inter-media business platforms such as magazines, websites, mobile internet, videos,books, and meetings. Caixin Media provides financial news and information through the integration of information products such as opinions, multimedia, comments, and interactions for social elites in the political, financial, industrial, and educational circles.
The website’s output include original content from professional and objective perspectives, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.. .
Hangzhou Guomai Media publishes quality multi-media cultural products for the new middle class. Its products span four categories: literature, history, science, and religion.
Guomai is in close collaboration with writers such as Han Han, Anne Baby, Feng Tang, Yan Geling, An Yiru, and scholars such as Yi Zhongtian, Li Jihong, Zhao Chuang, Luo Yuming, and more. Guomai was founded in 2012 by publisher Lu Jinbo and other key people..
Huace Film & TV
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV is a comprehensive film and TV media group focused on investment, production, and distribution of film and television dramas. The company was established in 2005 in Hangzhou, China and listed on a Chinese growth enterprise board in October 2010.
Known as the “first shareholder in Chinese TV dramas”, the company has a market value of up to RMB 200 mln and has been honored to be ranked in the first position of all media companies in the “Top 100 Forbes China Most Listing Potential”. As the first brand in Chinese language film and TV content provision, the company has annual production of more than 1,000 episodes, 3-4 high-quality films, and created “Memories In China”, “Love in a Fallen City”, “Snow Leopard”, “Love Amongst War”, “The Magic Blade”, “The Battle Wizard”, “Million Bride 2”, “Fate of a Nation”, and “All In The Family” among a series of classic film and TV work.
The company continuously creates high viewership and high rating productions. Multiple works have received “Five-One Project” awards, “Sky High” awards, “Golden Eagle” awards, and other domestic and foreign TV drama high-end awards.
Of these, “Memories In China” received the “Seoul International Film Festival Highest Award Ranking” in 2009 in Korea. Huace Film & TV is a pioneer in China’s film and TV full industry chain development.
Through 8 years of development, the company focuses on its core business of film and TV, and has gradually formed a full industry deployment that covers investment and production, cinema lines, new media, advertising development, artist agents, internet games, and film and TV base construction. The company currently has 4 offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, respectively and also possesses several dozen domestic and foreign branch companies including Golden Globe Films, Jinxi Film & TV, and Huace Film & TV International Media Co Ltd.
The company is China’s largest private film and television enterprise and possesses the most complete industry chain deployment. Huace Film & TV is also the most influential supplier of foreign film and TV markets for Chinese language programming and is a good cooperating partner for international firms and TV media colleagues! The company currently has more than 8,000 hours of programming distribution rights across the globe and has established friendly cooperations with media institutions in more than 90 countries and regions.
Founded in 2015, Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. In 2016, it cooperated with Youku to produced a popular Chinese entertainment TV show, Mars Intelligence Agency.
The show currently consists of two series and has attracted over a billion views and generated advertising revenue worth millions of RMB in the past year.. .
Shenzhen City, the Network Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the cloud of the News), is a commitment to create an open platform for converged communications services for the majority of developers to provide low-threshold efficient communication service provider entrepreneurial opportunities.
News converged communication open cloud platform is a cloud of Shenzhen’s Network Technology Co., Ltd. for the Internet, mobile Internet, the majority of developers and businesses to provide communication capabilities PaaS cloud computing platform.
Platform integration of the three operators and Internet IP network, through the clouds open Rest API and client SDK (Android, IOS, Windows SDK) way communications capabilities available to developers and businesses, so that companies and developers to easily build voice , SMS, VOIP, video and other solutions, no hardware, network costs, quickly set up and use of carrier-grade communications capabilities. News cloud VoIP communications industry has 10 years of operating the accumulation of successful operation, the development of a total of over 200 million registered users of the product, assembled VoIP industry for more than 70 percent of telecommunications resources.
The company has a number of the pursuit of “innovation, speed, perfect” specialized Internet operations team, whose core members are from traditional telecommunications, the Internet industry, well-known IT companies, an average of more than 10 years of experience, with deep product development capability and operational service experience, the communication, the Internet industry has a profound understanding, with strong technology and model innovation capability.. .
The authenticity and trustworthiness of China media have been challenged by foreign press for decades. Media or reporters are often paid (bribed) to write articles on “customers” behave.
The truth is, the local people doubt about media as well and in the startup world, it is no exception. The founder of PencilNews, Fang Wang, has experienced it firsthand and changing the immorality and the unprofessionalism becomes his passion.
he mission of PencilNews is to provide the true information about early stage startup. PencilNews has no ads, no paid articles, no articles based on speculation and of course, reporters are restrictedly prohibited to receive money or any incentive for writing.
As the slogan “The pencil never lies, the legend never dies”, PencilNews has been VC’s favorite media in China and has funded by SoftBank, Bertelsmann, K2VC, ZhenFund, InnoAngel and etc. for approximately 15M RMB in total.
Every PencilNews article is written by our own reporters and interview founders directly through phone conversation or face-to-face meeting with voice recording to back up the authenticity of articles. Because of the diversity of startup and the flourishing ecosystem in China, PencilNews has covered startups from the agriculture, fish, livestock industry to the entertainment, gaming, education, manufacturing, smart devices and full of diverse industries.
The trustworthy articles have caught investor’s needs to discover early stage startups and became the first choice for startups to understand the market situation and customer needs.. .
TechNode is a tech blog, written in both English and Chinese, focused on startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. TechNode also organizes TechNode Touch (TNT), a monthly meetup for startups, and ChinaBang Awards, an annual event that rewards the best Chinese startups, in Chinese tech cities.
TechNode is the official partner of TechCrunch in China and manages TechCrunch.cn and TechCrunch conferences in China. TechNode (formerly known as MOBINODE) is the leading tech blog uncovering the latest news on start-up entrepreneurs, investors, large companies and industry trends in China and Asia.
TechNode is the official partner of TechCrunch, managing TechCrunch China. Its focus is social media, mobile and e-commerce and new trends such as Big Data and augmented reality.
Written in both English and Chinese TechNode aims to be the go-to source to discover original, insightful and opinionated content that helps connect the eco-system of entrepreneur’s, investors and consumers. TechNode is founded by Dr.
Gang Lu , one of the most influential Chinese tech bloggers in global web industry. TechNode also organizes monthly events named TechNode Touch (TNT) in several cities in China, and it also leads ChinaBang Awards, an annual event rewards the best startups in China..
ChinaDaily is a news organization that provides information, analysis, comments, and entertainment for global readers with a special focus on China. ChinaDaily has eight website clusters and three mobile platforms.
Its readership mainly comprises of high-level officials, diplomats, executives, and academics. Having firmly established itself as an English language news organization in China, ChinaDaily also publishes the Hong Kong, U.S., European, African, Asian, and Latin American editions of the flagship brand with a total circulation of 900,000.
ChinaDaily was founded on June 1, 1981, and is headquartered in Beijing, China.. .
Global Times is an English-language Chinese newspaper under the People’s Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues. The newspaper’s readers, both foreign and Chinese, include ambassadors, business leaders, politicians, and intellectuals.
Global Times particularly focuses on expressing Chinese people’s feelings, sharing their opinions and standpoints on significant international issues and promoting their understanding of the global views on China. English edition of Global Times is printed in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an and Wuhan.
The newspaper has more than 500 special correspondents and contributors posted around the world. Their interviews and reports help establish the unique and comprehensive voice of the Chinese-language Global Times and their stories are featured on Global Times’ official website.
The English edition of Global Times was launched in 2009.. .
China Global Television Network
CGTN is a multi-language, multi-platform media grouping. It consists of six TV channels – including a 24-hour English-language news channel – a video content provider and a digital media division.
Headquartered at the landmark CCTV building in Beijing, CGTN brings together an international professional team, with production centers in Washington and Nairobi, and a European production center on the way.. .
Shenzhen Blog is a leading digital magazine that focuses on publishing high-quality articles and opinion pieces on business & economics, policy, politics, culture, foreign affairs and more. With a broad range of authors representing several industries and geographies, Shenzhen Blog aims to present to the reader a unique perspective on issues they care about.
Moreover, we try to publish content on issues that are not heard of and present an entirely new dimension to readers. Our motto is ‘Make Complex Intuitive’ as we develop Shenzhen Blog into a forum where curious minds meet and discuss a diverse range of subject areas that affect business, politics, and society in general..
Xianguo.com (鲜果网) is an online RSS reader developed to cater newspaper, magazine, and press-related industries. It was founded in 2006 and currently, Xianguo has over 8 million registered users and nearly 5 million mobile users while Xianguo data center has over 3 billion information entries and about 4.5 million information sources.
Its daily updated information quantity has passed 5 million.. .
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