A report released by the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) on Wednesday said that as of the end of 2016, China had 223,925 journalists holding valid press cards.
Among these journalists, a total of 84,130 were newspaper reporters and 6,007 worked for periodicals, according to the report on China's journalism development, which was published on the ACJA website.
The report said there were 2,801 news agency journalists and 129,829 were working with radio or TV stations or news film studios.
Also, there were 1,158 reporters working for news websites nationwide, the report said.
The report was jointly compiled by departments including ACJA, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television as well as the Cyberspace Administration of China.