Hong Kong Daily News, a Chinese language newspaper, ceased publication as of Saturday.

Hong Kong Daily News website closes down
Statement on the Hong Kong Daily News website

After 50 years, the paper said that it had been losing money due to a change in reader habits and competition from free papers.

hong kong daily news closes

The Chai Wan-based newspaper was founded in 1959 and had a pro-Beijing stance. In 2013, it had a circulation of 70,000.

Tom is the editor-in-chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications and New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.