First Asian newspaper in English

The Canton Register, was the first Asian newspaper in English was published beginning on November 8, 1827, in Guangzhou, China.

      November 8, 1827
      Guangzhou, China

Additional Information:

  • The Canton Register – Wikipedia
    The Canton Register was an English language newspaper founded by Scottish merchants James Matheson and his nephew Alexander together with Philadelphian William Wightman Wood, the first editor. First published in Canton on November 8, 1827 and printed every two weeks … The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary.
  • History of Chinese newspapers – Wikipedia
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