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Research on China

Below is an index of resources on China that are available either locally in UMD libraries or freely online.


China Daily is the national English-language newspaper and is one of the most authoritative newspapers in the country. It serves as a key reference point for overseas media and society. The newspaper has an average daily circulation of more than 400,000 in 150 countries and regions. Two-thirds of China Daily’s readers are government officials, think tanks and decision-makers as well as top executives from multinational corporations.

The People's Daily, published worldwide with a circulation of 3 to 4 million is one of china's daily news paper. This paper is an organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. People's daily provides direct information on the policies and viewpoints of China.  Available in Chinese, English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Korean.


CNTV( is the online version of CCTV. As a national web-based TV broadcaster officially launched on December 28, 2009, provides users with a globalized, multilingual and multi-terminal public webcast service platform.

Government Resources

As an agency directly under the State Council, the National Bureau of Statistics is in charge of statistics and economic accounting in China.

China's State Archives Administration holds chinese historical records and other historical information dating back to the imperial dynasties. 

National Archives Administration of Taiwan has been established since November of 2001, which has laid a legitimate foundation and has contributed to the field of public records significantly.