Launched on July 1, 1994, China News and Report is published biweekly in three languages - Chinese, English and French - by the Editorial Board of the State Council Information Office.

China News and Report is mainly targeted at Chinese embassies and consulates abroad and the country's Permanent Mission to the UN, foreign embassies and consulates and offices of international organizations in China, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and major international news media. Since its launch, the publication has received highly positive comments from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad and foreign embassies and consulates in China.