"Leader of the
Year 2005" Award Presentation Ceremony to be Held in March 2006
the Year" is an annual event held since 1994 by Sing Tao Newspaper
Group to recognize and encourage the achievements of Hong Kong's
leaders who have made outstanding contribution to its success and
prosperity, and to establish role models for the younger generation
to strive for the best.
This year, the award will be presented to winners in five categories,
namely, Business, Finance, Community / Public Affairs, Education
/ Research as well as Sports / Culture / Performing Arts, selected
by an authoritative panel of judges comprising Mr. Norman Chan,
Mr. Chan Wing Kee, Mr. Philip Chen, Dr. Raymond Ch'ien, Dr. Choi
Yuen Wan, Mr. Chu Pui Hing, Dr. Alice Lam, Hon. Andrew Leung and
Professor Arthur Li. Sing Tao Daily, The Standard and Headline Daily
will provide comprehensive coverage of the presentation ceremony
which will be held in March, 2006 with Sir Donald Tsang, Chief Executive
of HKSAR, as Guest of Honour.
Daily Offers More Benefits to Readers
"Hong Kong Listed Company Directory" published by Sing Tao Daily,
offering over 1,000 pages of complete information and analyses on
Hong Kong's listed companies, has drawn overwhelming response. In
addition, the free supplements "Luxury Home" and "Motor Magazine"
and the all-new 2006 calendar were widely popular among our readers.
Sing Tao Daily's Education Section rolled out a series of educational
promotions and activities. The briefing seminar of "The
21st Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition" was attended
by over 100 participating schools. This year, the number of enrollment
saw a record high with a total of 180 competing teams. The first round
competition was held on November 26 and Sing Tao Daily's Education
Section will cover the latest updates of the competition. Sing Tao
Daily also joined forces with the Education and Manpower Bureau in
organizing educational-related seminars to cater for parents' needs.
Furthermore, the redemption programs of "Liberal Studies Teaching
Kits" and "Study Guide" were highly praised by parents, teachers and
Headline Daily Commands
over 1 Million Readers
||Headline Daily has
successfully attained the No. 1 position in the free paper
market within months of its launch, with over 500,000
copies distributed daily and over 1 million readers per
day. The newspaper has established distribution points
at over 500 residential estates, shopping malls and commercial
buildings, McDonald's restaurants and KCRC stations, as
well as being distributed at major transportation hubs.
Express Post Launches a Variety of Promotions
Post, the only free weekend paper, has received good response
from the public since its launch in September. To better serve
the needs of Hong Kong readers, apart from distributing in
MTR stations every Saturday morning, Express Post is now also
available in the afternoon in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Tai
Koo, Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon Tong stations. The newspaper
has further enhanced its content with cartoon by Paramen PHD,
and will be offering exclusive privileges to its readers such
as Christmas dinner at special discount, with more promotional
activities to come in January 2006.
The Standard's "Tells it like it is" Brand Campaign Emphasizes
Standard launched a new brand campaign that highlights the
paper's quality of journalism with the new tag line "Tells
it like it is".
The campaign features the six tenets of journalism, "who,
what, where, why, when and how" captioned over photographs
of high-profile people who have appeared in the news in The
Standard. They include China's Premier Wen Jiabao, the HKSAR
Chief Executive Donald Tsang, tycoons Stanley Ho and Richard
Li, movie star Jacky Chan and Nancy Kissel.
Mark Clifford, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Standard,
says, "Credibility and editorial integrity are still the elements
that make a newspaper a success. This campaign encapsulates
our no-nonsense and efficient style."
Mary Frances Bellman, Marketing Director of The Standard,
adds, "Having invested in the quality of our editorial over
the past year, and bringing home awards for editorial excellence,
we feel it is the right time to celebrate our achievements
and communicate our uniqueness."
The campaign, which kicked off in mid October and will run
until the end of December, includes outdoor billboards, bus
shelters, trams, buses, as well as a television commercial
on Bloomberg TV and outdoor TV. This campaign has received
coverage in Media magazine, Newspaper Techniques, Sing Tao
Daily, Headline Daily, Ming Pao as well as on TVB, Channel
News Asia and RTHK.
Response to "Short Story Competition 2005" Co-hosted by The Standard
The Standard has co-organized a short story competition with RTHK
3. This year's theme is "A Breath of Fresh Air". The competition
is divided into junior and senior sections with the aim of promoting
creativity, originality and high standards in English writing.
The competition received tremendous response from members of the
public. We collected almost 1,000 entries.
The prize presentation ceremony was held on December 12 in Central.
Award winners received book vouchers, selected books and a consultation
with the editor of a well-known book publishing company. Their articles
may also be published in the Weekend Standard magazine and Student
Standard's Corporate Book Project a Success
Standard Advertising Department, already widely recognized in the
Hong Kong business community for its "Hong Kong IPO Guide 2004",
"Macau Review" and other corporate guides, outdid itself with the
publication of the 50th Anniversary book for the K. Wah Group.
The book, "Fifty Years of Excellence," not only traced the development
of the K. Wah company since the 1950s, but also showcased how Hong
Kong evolved during the last five decades, incorporating the gradual
changes from the business modes of heavy industry to tourism and
banking and finance, which shaped historic changes for both K. Wah
and Hong Kong.
More importantly, the book indicates that K. Wah's pathway to success
was its faith in the resilience of Hong Kong people, and the belief
that Hong Kong would always bounce back from calamities and go on
to greater strength and success.
Following its success with the K. Wah book, The Standard's Advertising
Department is now embarking on other corporate book projects.
of PCM Light
view of the importance of computer and digital products to Hong Kong
people's daily lives, PC Market launched PCM Light on October 18.
Focusing on both I.T. practical application and infotainment, the
new booklet carries daily tips for using computer and internet. PCM
Light is the only I.T. publication in Hong Kong that is tailor-made
for digital home living.
Market Initiates School Subscription Program
Market initiates a school subscription program this academic
year to complement the I.T. application in class and to encourage
students to keep abreast of computer knowledge. The subscription
program was launched in mid September to over 400 secondary
schools and was well-received by both students and teachers.
The subscription program will continue so as to bring the
latest I.T. news and knowledge to more students in the upcoming
East TOUCH & JET Publish
a leading trendy magazine for youngsters, East TOUCH has always
been devoted to enrich its content with the best trendy selections.
In mid November, East TOUCH published "TOUCHBrands" which
was bundled with the magazine as well as available on sale
in selected bookstores. Tailor-made for young readers, "TOUCHBrands"
covers more than 30 popular brands with their inside stories,
key products line-up and latest developments.
To commemorate its 3rd anniversary, JET published "The Precious
Labels" with its November issue. The booklet pays tribute
to a series of classic brands which are well-known for their
commitment in producing the best quality products.
East Week & East TOUCH Introduce a Series of Marketing Activities
Week co-organizes the "East
Week Invites Readers to HK Disneyland" with the Hong Kong
Disneyland in November and December. 10 groups of readers
are selected to enjoy a free journey to Disneyland.
East TOUCH celebrated Halloween this year with its readers
by organizing various activities including "Halloween Surprise"
and "Chill Out Tonight @ New Town Plaza" held on October 29
and "Hello Witch at Olympian City & the Autography of Sun
Yan Zi" held on October 30.
In addition, East TOUCH rolled out a series of reader rewards
from September to November to match with its theme of the
quarter "Dreams Come True". Exclusive privileges include limited
edition on-pack gifts and free ice cream to readers. Furthermore,
East TOUCH co-organized "Vote for My Favorite Miffy" with
Circle K and gave out miffy gifts to selected readers.
|Key Financial Information
Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code:1105)
Number of Shares Outstanding
(as at November 30, 2005)
(as at November 30, 2005)
Luckman Trading Limited
(owned by Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok,
(Twelve months ended December 31, 2004)
Profit attributable to Shareholders
(Twelve months ended December 31, 2004)
(as at December 31, 2004)
Sing Tao Publishing Launches
"Seasonal 15% Discount"
In line with its philosophy, "Reading is Living", Sing
Tao Publishing is always committed to provide a range of interesting
and relevant book titles. By the forth quarter this year, its best-selling
series (such as Parenting Series, Travel Series, Civic Education
Series and Disney Storybooks Series) has been enriched by a number
of new books including "100 Bedside Stories Series 4", "Next Station
- Macau & Zhuhai - 2nd Edition", "Travel New Zealand - 2nd Edition",
"Trivia - Public Affairs 3 (Science Series)", "Disney Princess Series"
and "Crystal Left Right Hands 2 - 100 rules". In addition, in view
of the increasing awareness on health issues in Hong Kong, Sing
Tao Publishing is going to introduce a series of titles concerning
children's health care, food for expectant mothers, exercise guides
and medical case studies.
Beginning from October, Sing Tao Publishing joins hands with Hong
Kong Disneyland to provide a series of educational activities and
workshops for children aged between 4 and 12. Those activities will
use the Walt Disney bilingual storybooks published by Sing Tao Publishing
as teaching materials. In November and December, Sing Tao Publishing
also cooperates with key bookstores and universities to launch a
"Seasonal 15% Discount".
Inauguration of New Recruitment
the first career site tailor-made for top employers to recruit executive
talents in Hong Kong and China, was launched in October. A-Performers.com
aims to provide an incomparable multimedia platform for top recruiters
to promote their employment brands - employer's culture, belief
system, mission, leadership priorities, employment practices and
track record. The website allows recruiters to effectively communicate
with the A-Performers who are amongst the best of their professions,
and at the same time facilitates the A-performers to make a wise
and well-informed career decision.
In the first month since its launch, A-Performers.com has been joined
by large corporations such as Microsoft, HP, SGS, 3M and Standard
Chartered. With the continuous growth of membership, the website
will augment as a best platform for corporations and professional
elites to find their perfect match in the career market.
JobMarket Meets Career
Planning Consultants from Fujian
Chief Executive Officer of JobMarket, Ms. Fanny Chan and Ms.
Bertha Cheng, Program Director of Labour Department, were invited
by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups to attend the conference
of "Training on Career and Entrepreneur Guidance Service for
Graduates" held in Hong Kong, which was hosted by Fujian Provincial
Department of Personnel. Ms. Chan shared her opinion and discussed
the position of fresh graduates in the current job market under
the topic of "The Job Seeking Pattern of Graduates" and sheds
light on the importance of taking the industry's environment
into consideration when providing career and entrepreneur guidance
The participants are government Education and Manpower Bureau
officials, university and college career planning consultants.
The conference was held to improve the career and entrepreneur
guidance service in Fujian province's vocational schools by
learning from Hong Kong's experience.
Overseas at a Glance
To celebrate the grand opening of its new office and printing
plant, Sing Tao Daily's Los Angeles bureau hosted an opening
ceremony on September 28 and invited many local officials
and community leaders to join. With its own printing facility,
Sing Tao Daily will be better positioned to develop its business
in a more cost effective manner.
Sing Tao Chinese Radio and TVB Jade co-organized the "2005
International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship" in
San Francisco on August 29. Thousands of participants thronged
to the San Francisco Union Square to join the activity. On
October 23, Sing Tao Daily San Francisco bureau co-hosted
the "2005 Ballroom / Hip Hop Dance Competition". The event
was well attended by over 1,000 audiences.
Sing Tao Daily's Amsterdam bureau participated in "The Amsterdam
China Festival" by setting booth at the venue to promote Chinese
culture. Singing, dancing and opera performances have attracted
both the Chinese and non-Chinese to explore the rich culture
Sing Tao News Corporation
Co-hosts the "9th Annual CEO Forum"
BusinessWeek's flagship event, the "9th
Annual CEO Forum", was held on November 15-16 at China World
Hotel, Beijing. Co-hosted by Sing Tao News Corporation and China
Enterprises Confederation, this annual highlight of Asia's event
calendar has attracted about 700 business leaders from around the
world. Under the theme, "Going Global: Reinventing for Today, Creating
for Tomorrow", the panel speakers shared their insightful views
on the global business landscape, with an aim to bring the participants
to a different perspective. The keynote speakers include His Excellency
Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, President of Timor-Leste; The Honorable
George Bush, Senior, Former President of the United States; The
Right Honorable Sir John Major, K.G. C.H., Former Prime Minister
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Mr. Charles Ho, Chairman
of Sing Tao News Corporation, was invited to co-chair the forum
News clipping PDF version: Sing
Tao Daily 17.11.2005
|Board Of Directors
Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles (Chairman)
Mr. Lo Wing Hung (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Jia Hongping
Mr. Jim Sui Hing
Mr. Lai Ting Yiu
Mr. Lau Chung Man, Louis
Mrs. Sy Wong Chor Fong
Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey
Mr. Leung Chun Ying
Mr. Timothy David Dattels
Ms. Ho Chiu King, Pansy Catilina
Mr. King, Richard Yun Zing
Mr. Lee Cho Jat
Mr. Tung Chee Chen