United Daily News (Philippines)

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United Daily News
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The front page of the United Daily News on May 5, 2015
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s)United Daily Press, Inc.
Editor-in-chiefSy Yinchow (1973–2014)
Political alignmentPro-Taiwan
Language Chinese
Headquarters Binondo, Manila, Philippines
Circulation 32,000 (2008) [1]
Website http://www.unitednews.net.ph

The United Daily News (Chinese :聯合日報; pinyin :Liánhé Rìbào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī :Liân-ha̍p Ji̍t-pò) is a daily broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines written in the Chinese language. As of 2008, the newspaper had a circulation of 32,000, making it the Philippines' second-largest Chinese-language newspaper in terms of circulation, [1] after the World News . [2]

The newspaper, the only Chinese-language newspaper that was authorized to publish during the martial law era, [3] was founded in 1973 by Cheng Kim Tiao, [4] merging two pre-existing Chinese-language newspapers: the Kong Li Po (公理報), founded in 1911, and the Great China Press (大中華日報), established after World War II. [5] Both newspapers were known to be sympathetic to the Kuomintang, with the Kong Li Po even being founded by Wu Ching-ming, Sun Yat-sen's organizer in the Philippines. [6] Its founding editor-in-chief, Sy Yinchow (Chinese :施穎洲; pinyin :Shī Yǐngzhōu; Pe̍h-ōe-jī :Si Éng-chiu), [7] was the world's longest-serving editor-in-chief, having served in that position at a number of publications since 1945. [8] Known as the "dean of Chinese media practitioners", [8] Sy wrote daily for the newspaper until his death in 2014. [9]

In addition to its main Chinese-language edition, the United Daily News also contained an English-language section, [5] which later became its own newspaper called the United News .

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