I think, China Daily is one of the top major newspaper in the world media (print and online version)
Newspaper, who has reached this level will certainly immortal, even its relevance(with online presence) in world media is growing steadily
I think the general agreement is that the newspaper will always be there. As long as there are people who are curious about the world, there will always be newspaper. The only thing that change is the media.
Just like you will always need transport. The only thing that change is the medium from horse to car.
China Daily, due to its size, will survive but there is no guarantee. Bigger names have fallen in the United States. What it will need to do is to move with the time.
Just as people have move from watching opera to reality tv show, the newspaper will also have to adapt to the taste of its reader else it will also go the way of the dinosaur. So the question is in what form will China Daily now presents itself?