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Mandalay up for another Chinese-language tabloid? Shortly after the Thuringyan vacation, the interest of speeches and newspapers from China was slightly fluttering with the publication of a Chinese-language magazine that was handed out from the doors. Apparently, the World Daily came from Thailand. However, the efforts were not maintained for long, according to MANDALAY' s MINDALY.
Fuqing Schule Director U Setti, vice-chairman of the Myanmar-China Friendship Association, said the Thai book was circulated from Yangon. "Even the oldest[Chinese-language Mandalay publications] are circulated from Yangon. A Mandalay Chinese-language newspaper on Facebook is wrong," he said on April 29.
Among the main China-based journals are the Golden Phoenix and Mingalar, which are also sold in Yunnan, China. The Yangon-based Golden Phoenix product will cover the Myanmar market and contains items that have been localized into Mandarin by newspapers such as Voice and 7 Days. In Myanmar, Ma Cho Thet said Golden Phoenix is the only Chinese-language daily.
In spite of the interest of university and international investment, some analysts are wondering how big the demand for a new China paper would be. "Mandalay only has about 20,000 to 30,000 Chineses. It'?s not true that Mandalay is full of Chinamen. There is a great deal in the city centre, but the Mandalay has a relatively small local community, and not many can even speak Chinese," said U Kyaw Sein, chairman of the Mandalay-Yunnan Association, which encourages community involvement and Buddhism in China.
Myanmar Times" launches newspaper on 9 March
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Friday's weekly issue also includes a 28-page life-style lifetout with information on all current Yangon happenings as well as art and newscasts. In Myanmar, while the number of papers has increased since the announcement by the Myanmar authorities in early 2013 to impose a prohibition on the use of personal dailies, the British market is still relatively open.
Myanmar's state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar is the only local newspaper, while there is also rivalry from overseas newspapers such as the International New York Times, Straits Times and Bangkok Post. Myanmar Times has been the leading Myanmar newspaper since the launch of its English newspaper in February 2000 and one Myanmar week the following year.
She was the first Myanmar publisher to win an important global accolade in 2012 when she received an Asia Society of Publishers accolade for her work. Myanmar Consolidated Media, the Myanmar Times' mother corporation, was acquired by U Thein Tun in 2014.
The editing staff is headed by U Thiha Saw, who entered the firm last year as editor-in-chief. He founded Myanmar Freedom Day in 2013, the first British newspaper in Myanmar in more than 50 years.