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China's First Business Daily Set to Launch

China News Digest, 14 May 2002

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Modern Business News, China's first business news daily with a general news base, will debut on Wednesday.

The Beijing Modern Business News is the latest daily paper to be published by the Beijing Daily Newspaper Group, which has successfully promoted the Beijing Daily, Beijing Evening News, and Beijing Morning Post.

The paper will appear daily from Monday to Saturday with coverage of general news, industrial affairs, in-depth reports and life-style trends.

The Beijing Modern Business News aims to provide practical and valuable business information and viewpoints with a Beijing slant.

Liu Tingzhao, company chief, vowed to build his paper into China's Wall Street Journal.