IDG’s PC World China Goes Weekly, Circulation Grows By 35% To Become Largest Weekly Computer Magazine In China

BOSTON, BEIJING, Mar. 24 — International Data Group, the world's leading information technology (IT) media, research and exposition company, today announced that its PC World China title, which recently increased its frequency from monthly to weekly in January, is experiencing record growth. It is the first PC World in IDG's global product line to be issued weekly.

The paid circulation for PC World China during 1997 increased dramatically, jumping from 78,000 to 105,000, a 35% increase, making it the largest weekly computer magazine in China.

"I congratulate PC World China for its growth and milestone achievement, becoming the first PC World to reach a weekly frequency in the IDG family," said Patrick J. McGovern, founder and chairman of IDG. "The advertising support has been strong for the weekly, and the profit margin has increased as well."

With a current paid circulation of 110,000, PC World China Weekly serves an audience of PC users and managers throughout China. Timely editorial covers developments in the PC and workstation industries both domestically and worldwide, in addition to the latest technology and marketing news.

Launched in 1985 and published by IDG's China Computerworld Publishing and Servicing Co., PC World China is a joint venture between IDG and the Electronic Data Group and the Electronic Technology Information Research Institute, which is part of China's Ministry of Electronics Industry.

IDG has successfully partnered with Chinese Government bodies in producing a family of very successful computer publications in China. Today IDG is the largest publisher in China, with 18 magazines and newspapers including China Computerworld, Software Magazine China, Electronics Today China, Popsoft China, and Software Weekly China. In addition to publications, IDG produces 12 conferences and expositions in China alone, and was first to offer expos in emerging markets throughout Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.05 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 285 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Channel World, Computerworld/ InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and …For Dummies global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions in 35 countries and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.