China Economic Net (CE.cn), sponsored by the Economic Daily, was formally launched on July 28, 2003 as a large scale website aimed at providing the rapidly growing community of netizens with the timely, accurate and fair news stories; and reliable information services.
China Economic Net is committed to becoming the largest economic news portal with a wide range of internet services, as well as the most authoritative online hub of economic data covering a comprehensive range of industries in China, where the internet-surfing population has surpassed 220 million already.
Facing severe competition with numerous websites, China Economic Net has made tremendous achievements in strengthening its own power in a relatively short period of time. CE.cn has been well received by the public as one of the most influential news portals in the country, and ranked among the top simplified Chinese language news websites in the world.
The website is comprised of nine segments, including current affairs, financial news, world economic news, industrial news, science & education, lifestyle, comments & opinions, economic database and Web2.0 featured division. Under the nine segments, there are more than 70 different channels involving almost every aspect of the domestic and world economy.
In addition to the news articles supplied by the Economic Daily and its 17 subsidiary publications, China Economic Net can also release a considerable amount of news items sourced from over 500 cooperative media organizations each day.
Currently, the number of its daily updates is about 10,000, which includes breaking news, in-depth business news, analysis, and video news clips sourced from the partners or produced by CE.cn itself. Meanwhile, BBS, blogs, podcasts are also very popular along with the website.
During the past three years, China Economic Net redesigned its website layout several times and upgraded its technology infrastructure, in order to adapt itself to an ever-changing internet world and to meet an increasing demand of the Chinese netizens for more information.
The website is not only available in both traditional and simplified Chinese language, but also in English. Its English edition features selected articles from the Chinese Economic Daily and also releases a certain amount of English news pieces sourced from other press agencies. According to a survey, the community of the frequent visitors to CE.cn are composed of the people mainly fall in the 25-35 age-bracket, noticeably, quite a number of the visitors coming from other countries and regions.