Shanghai Daily (Chinese: 上海日报; Pinyin: Shànghǎi Rìbào) is a newspaper which is published by Wenhui Xinmin United Press Group since October 1, 1999. It is the essential English daily in Shanghai and the most informative one because it was the first local English daily in China. This newspaper has a significant impact on the Yangtze River Delta and East China, where the economy is rapidly growing. Besides, it combines politics, economics, and daily life to create a distinctive and comprehensive information platform. Foreigners living in China, elites working in overseas businesses, and inbound visitors make up the majority audience group.
The paper provides its readers with the latest information in Shanghai, from governmental policies, economy and society to culture, entertainment and sports.
In 2012, Shanghai Daily launched its iDealShanghai brand, aiming to offer its readers a complete range of lifestyle information in Shanghai and neighboring cities. As an independent site, iDEALShanghai offers a superior view of dining, shopping, touring and living in local communities. People can find authentic food reviews, understand art scene trends, and learn what is chic in local boutique stores among many other features.
On August 1, 2017, Shanghai Daily rebranded itself online as SHINE, a news offering targeted primarily at mobile users, providing an app and connecting with users on various social media platforms.