1.Do you prefer to read about domestic (or local) news or international news? (Why?)
Well, if I were to choose between the two, I’ll probably go with reading domestic news because they are closer to home, and affects me more; whereas, you know, international news sometimes have nothing to do with my daily life, so I just read the headlines.
2.What are some methods that newspapers use to attract readers?
Well, I feel that newspaper agents always try to use the bold headings, attractive advertisements, and insights in the article to get the readers'attention.
3.What influence do you think newspapers have on society?
Well, I guess that newspapers have a great influence on society. Newspapers keep them informed about economy, political activities, science, education. Besides, it gives a true and correct picture of the society, country. Moreover, they also help us to educate people about their rights and duties.
4.Do you think the internet is a good way to get news?
Yes, getting news from internet is a regular source now because it’s very convenient for me to get news from internet such as mobile phone. The news apps in my mobile phone usually send me the most urgent notifications to me so it keeps me posted.
5.Do you think it's important to read newspapers? (Why?/Why not?)
Yes, I feel that it’s very important for me and other people to know what happened in the domestic and international events.
6.Why do (you think) people read newspapers?
It’s kind of hard to say but people that I know around me tend to read the political news because they are interested in what happens in the domestic country and abroad, but maybe for others, they just care more about the sports and fashion events.
7.What different types of newspaper are there in China?
Local newspapers cover local news, stories, sales of various categories.National newspapers cover international and national news in business, politics and government policies.
8.Do you care about the news?
Yes, I do. I often use my weibo to read news. It's like a daily routine for me now.
9.Is the news important (to you)?
It's not as important as getting food every day, but learning what's going on in the world is fun to me. So I'd say it's like entertainment, I may not need it every day, but I need to have some at least every other day.
10.What kinds of news do Chinese people read in newspapers?
For young people in China, they like reading about celebrities and movie stars. While for elder people, they prefer reading domestic news and international news to learn more about current affairs.
11.Do you prefer to read about domestic (or local) news or international news? (Why?)
12.Do you often read newspapers?
I read newspapers everyday, to get current affairs and learn more about the world.
13.Which do you prefer reading, magazines or newspapers?
I prefer reading newspapers. Cos newspapers can tell us what is happening in the real world, and spreading the advanced knowledge and ideology. By reading newspapers, we can simply move with the times.
14.What kinds of (types of) newspapers (or magazines) do you usually read?
I usually read sports newspapers. Cos sometimes I'm busy with my work and study, so I will miss the live matches on TV. But by reading sports newspaper, I can know the process and result of the games.
15.How old were you when you first started to read newspapers?
I got the habit of reading newspapers when I was in high school, 18 years old maybe. The library in my school had several kinds of newspapers and magazines so that as long as I had free time, I’d like to go to read some news about the latest political events, sports and fashion news.