
Number of newspapers
per 100,000 of the population (red bars) and number of newspaper pages
published per person (yellow bars), 2002 

Source: China
Statistical Yearbook, 2003, Table 2113, p.790
Note: Number of newspaper pages per person = printed signatures. 
This figure displays the
ranking of Chinese provinces for two key indicators of public
information: the number of newspapers per 100,000 of the population,
and the number of newspaper pages printed per person in 2002. In
relation to the (relatively small) number of people, Tibet and
Xinjiang have a large number of newspapers  much more than, for
instance, the provinces of Guangdong or Sichuan. However, the
newspapers in Tibet and Xinjiang are printed in rather limited
editions. If we take into account the numbers of copies printed and
the numbers of pages per copy we get a completely different ranking:
Now, Guangdong, Beijing and Shanghai are clearly leading, while
Qinghai, Inner Mongolia and Tibet have the smallest numbers of
published newspaper pages per person. 

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