Founded in August of 2000, the Economic Observer is an independent Chinese weekly newspaper distributed in major cities throughout China. We focus on China business, economics, finance, law, politics, and social issues.

The EEO website was re-launched on March 1st 2007, including a new English edition featuring translations and exclusive articles. As the paper continues to grow and internationalize, the English site will evolve by adding more exciting free content. Most articles currently featured on the English edition are translated directly from the newspaper.

The paper's Chinese slogan 理性,建设性 (li3xing4, jian4she4xing4) roughly translates to "rational and constructive"-- a phrase that embodies the paper's progressive spirit and journalistic integrity.