Qiushi Journal is the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is the most influential and authoritative magazine devoted to policy-making and theoretical studies, with a circulation of 1.26 million. Qiushi Journal is derived from the four-character phrase shi shi qiu shi, which means “seeking truth from facts.” The magazine’s circulation now covers more than 100 countries and regions all over the world.
By selecting and translating important articles from the Chinese edition of Qiushi Journal and its affiliated publication Red Flag Manuscript, and abstracts of theoretical articles from other important Chinese periodicals, the English edition of Qiushi Journal aims to promote the CPC and Chinese exchanges with foreign political parties and countries, and function as a platform for authoritative interpretations of the principles and strategies with which the CPC and the Chinese government run the country, as a top communication channel for publicizing China’s development theory, path and model and as an important window for political and academic circles and the people of foreign countries to learn about and study Chinese affairs.
With its first public appearance on October 1st 2009, the English edition of Qiushi Journal is a quarterly periodical and the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter issues come off the press on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st respectively each year.