Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kung Kao Po

Kung Kao Po — literally “Catholic newspaper” — is a Chinese language newspaper in Hong Kong. Launched in August 1 1928, it is owned and published by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong.

The newspaper is published weekly on Fridays in the tabloid format printed in traditional Chinese characters. News coverage includes local and international church-related news, plus various columns, editorials, and a youth-oriented supplement.

In addition to being distributed at Catholic churches in Hong Kong, the paper is also available by subscription; this allows the newspaper to be available in some Chinese Catholic churches outside Hong Kong. Partial contents of the newspaper are also available online at the official web site, which keeps 5 years of back issues.

Since October 192003, an audio edition of the newspaper, recorded in Cantonese, is also available in MP3 format from the newspaper’s web site.

In recent years, the ''Kung Kao Po'' has become known to the general populace of Hong Kong due to a number of its editorials on politics and social issues being reported by Hong Kong’s mainstream media outlets.

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