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What's the "USA Today" Equivalent?

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JMitchem

USA Today is supposedly targeted to a 4th grade reading level. BBC obviously isn't.

As far as [online] Chinese newspapers are concerned, is there anything comparable to that? I know there's gossip and entertainment news that's simpler to read, but I'm looking for something that covers national and international news and that's relatively accessible.

Thanks in advance.

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You can try 新民晚报, which is a popular paper in Shanghai. It's a bit simpler than more serious papers. I was reading it regularly in fourth or fifth grade, so it's probably about the same level as USA Today. But, of course, fourth-grade native would be considered advanced for a learner.

Here is their website: http://www.xinmin.cn

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msittig

I was going to suggest 读者, which is like the Reader's Digest of China, until I saw the part about international news.

I greatly enjoy the Xinmin Evening Post, but mostly because it focuses on local (Shanghai) news with some national. Really only the last page is international news.

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JMitchem

Thanks for both of those.

I just kept coming back to BBC's Chinese page and feeling overwhelmed and was looking for a somewhat more accessible alternative. I'd also found a number of sites that had summaries of news articles, but I wanted something that was actually the original content, and easier to read.

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