Foreign papers go on sale in Beijing

July 29th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Xinhua
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) China has lifted its ban on foreign publications as the Olympics draws near. “It offers a chance for us to have various information from overseas, and also helps the Olympic reporting,” Nobuyuki Oguma, with Japan’s Kyodo News, who stopped to buy Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun said Monday at a newsstand at the media village.

About 100 overseas newspapers and magazines started sale on July 21 at news kiosks located in areas catering to athletes and international media covering the Olympics.

The publications are mainly from the US, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Some of them, such as the US-based New York Times, The Washington Post and Italy-based La Gazzetta dello Sport - went on sale in China for the first time.

Britain’s tabloid newspaper The Sun was also on sale at the media villages and the main press centre.
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