China Pictorial

This important news magazine was launched in July, 1950. Between 1951 and 1958, the magazine came out with editions in English, Russian, French, Japanese, Spanish, German, Hindi, and Arabic.

Calligraphy for the title, which literally translates as "People's Pictorial," was done by Mao Zedong.

China Pictorial was one of four official publications that were permitted to continue publishing during the Cultural Revolution (People's Daily, PLA Daily, and the magazine Red Flag were the others); consequently, the magazine reached a record-high circulation of more than one million in 1972 (double what it had been in 1963).

Foreign languages editions, which are published under the Chinese name 中国画报 ("China Pictorial"), are run independently from the Chinese version, and include English, Russian, and Korean.

Publication License Number: CN11-1424/Z

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