The two Chinese characters read “evening news”.
Despite the availability of online news, I still read the traditional, printed newspapers. However, I find that, more often than not, I read them in the evening.
My typical workday is like this:
I leave my house at 7.30am. On my way to the office, I pick up a copy of The Star in the gas station. I flip through a few pages while waiting at the traffic light. Nonetheless, it is only in the evening, after I have my dinner, that I read the newspaper in details.
I can read printed newspaper in the sofa, on the dining table or inside Starbucks. There is some sort of flexibility online news cannot provide. Furthermore, after working in the office for hours, I just wish to take away my eyes from the computer monitor.
Every major newspaper now has online version. Online news slowly, but steadily, eats into the market of the printed versions. Perhaps printed newspapers’ future is in their evening editions.