Upon looking for ways on how to start learning kanji, I have found that many people recommend learning the radicals first.
After exposing myself to the radicals, I plan on practicing by spotting them in kanji in texts. Although I can use the Internet, I prefer things I can hold (books, newspapers, magazines, etc...), but there are no Japanese "things I can hold" near where I live! >:(
There is, however, a Chinese supermarket I frequently visit and it has tons of free newspapers. So my question is, can I use these newspapers for my practice on spotting radicals and maybe learning some new kanji OR is learning "Japanese" from a Chinese newspaper a bad idea?
EDIT: I know about the ON and the KUN-readings of kanji, but I am not concerned about them yet. I just want to know whether majority of the kanji in Chinese texts are also found in Japanese texts.