Honors New Leaders of the Year
The Leader of the Year Awards, organised by Sing Tao News
Corporation Limited since 1994, celebrated the 13th anniversary
this year. The award presentation ceremony held on March 29
was well attended by distinguished guests and leaders from
different sectors who joined in celebrating this year's award
winners, Dr. Allan Wong, Sowers Action, Dr. Henry Hu Hung-lick,
Dr. Chung Chi-Yung and Mr. Peter Kam.
For details of the event, please visit: http://loty.singtao.com
of Express Post
Post, the only free weekend newspaper in Hong Kong,
has been dedicated to provide comprehensive shopping
tips and special privileges to readers. Express Post
was revamped recently with a new 10-page section, "Q
Walker", to uncover the hottest shopping trends and
the best offers on weekend consumption.
Sing Tao Daily Enhances
Content Offerings on Sunday
bundled with Sing Tao Daily on Sunday have always
been well-received. Since March 18, readers also
get the benefit of a new children's newspaper,
"Kids Magazine / Goodies", every Sunday, featuring
the interesting information and interactive games
of "Kids Magazine" and the English learning content
of "Goodies" to promote children's newspaper reading
To cater for the needs of the entire
family, "Rich & Famous" and "Sunday Features"
are also bundled with Sing Tao Daily on Sunday,
providing celebrity living, fashion and trend
updates. In addition, "Sunday Property", the only
Sunday property magazine in Hong Kong, provides
the latest information on real estate and property
Sing Tao Daily Well-recognized in Education
Tao Daily has been highly praised for its education
content and its education guidebooks are especially
well-received for their comprehensive information on
learning, further studies and school selection. The
"HKCEE Preparation Guide Book" and "HKCEE Examination
Guide Book", published in January and February respectively,
were also widely popular among students and parents.
In addition, "The 22nd Sing Tao Inter-School Debating
Competition" has reached the semi-final stage and the
grand final will be held on May 25 at Queen Elizabeth
Stadium. The event is a highlight in inter-school functions
and is one of the best "Liberal Studies" activities.
Sing Tao Finance - Best Choice for Investors
Tao Daily has already been highly regarded by middle
class readers for its professional and insightful financial
information. Sing Tao Finance and "Investment Weekly"
organised 2 large-scale financial seminars at the beginning
of this year. Both seminars were met with great success.
Highlights of the seminars have been uploaded on singtao.com
and hkheadline.com for readers to review the informative
In addition, Sing Tao Daily has published a special
edition on February 28 on the 2007-08 Budget of the
HKSAR to allow readers to get the first-hand and instant
details of the Budget.
Sing Tao Daily's columnist, Mr. Lau Chong Chor, and
Headline Daily's popular contributor, Mr. Luk Yu Yan,
have jointly published a book on stock market investment,
to reveal the traps of the stock market and suggest
investment strategy. The book was well-received by investors
Daily and hkheadline.com Roll Out New Initiatives
celebrate Valentine's Day, Headline Daily reserved the front
cover on this special day for readers. Readers were invited
to bid for this unique space by auction and the winner got
to post his or her love message on the cover. At the same
time, readers could also share their love stories on hkheadline.com's
blog area and the best stories won advertising space in Headline
Daily to announce their romantic words. This creative campaign
has become the talk of the town.
Headline Daily extended its quality content to hkheadline.com
by initiating new interactive features on its website.The
new "Blog City" section is now more user-friendly with clear
and detail classification. In addition, "Financial Blogger
Platform" was also introduced, allowing investors to share
their investment views and enjoy special functions such as
stock quotes, price alert, turnover and price change updates.
Rolls Out a Variety of Student Programmes
to the popularity of Goodies among students, an additional
issue is being published every Monday, starting in the
2nd school semester. A new comics section is added with
attractive cartoons of the Goodies Family to make learning
English full of fun. The Student Standard also further
strengthens its liberal studies content in the Friday
issue, covering a wide range of subjects suitable for
all levels of students.
In addition, The Standard will join hands with different
organizations in various upcoming events, such as "The
4th Hong Kong Inter-School Scrabble Championship", "Charity
Walk for Parents & Families", and the "Longman Common
Errors Online Quiz".
The Standard Joins
in a Series of Events
"Matilda Sedan Chair Race", organized by the Matilda International
Hospital every year, was held at The Peak at last year end.
As an official media partner, The Standard was invited to
join the Bazaar with several other well-known corporations.
The Standard also gave out game prizes to raise funds for
various Hong Kong charity groups.
In December 2006, The Standard acted as media partner in
a series of business events, including the "Cyberport Venture
Capital Forum 2006," a unique venture capital forum in Hong
Kong to connect the investment community to entrepreneurs,
as well as the "Career Market Day of CPA Australia," which
was held in conjunction with CPA Australia. Through these
events, The Standard's profile as China's business paper is
further enhanced among the business sector in Hong Kong.
The Standard Launches
"The Standard Finance Website" and "Hong Kong IPO Guide 2006"
Standard launched "The Standard Finance Website" on February
1, providing a most timely and effective communication channel
for all listed companies. As a leading financial communication
service provider, the site covers a comprehensive database
of company news and announcements, detailed stock quotes and
analysis charts, professional company analysis and investment
advice, etc. For more details, please visit: http://www.finance.thestandard.com.hk
The Standard published the "Hong Kong IPO Guide 2006" at
the end of January. The guide is a collection of key financial
data as well as general background information including business
nature and major shareholders of newly listed companies in
2006. Additional data and a chart of each company provide
details on the IPO and subsequent share-price performance.
The Standard was first to offer such a guide, and it remains
the only one of its kind, underscoring its role as China's
Sing Tao Daily and
The Standard Scooped 20 Awards at the "Hong Kong News Awards
With quality and professional news reporting, Sing Tao Daily
received a combined total of 15 honors in the "Hong Kong News
Awards 2006" organized by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong
- more than any other newspaper, which includes 5 top prizes
at Best News Reporting, Best Business News Reporting, Best
News Writing and Best Photographic in News and Sport sections.
It is the second consecutive year for Sing Tao Daily to scoop
the top prizes for Best News Reporting; and Sing Tao Daily
is the first newspaper to win the News Awards by an education
article, reinforcing the recognition of the newspaper's editorial.
In addition, The Standard also netted 5 awards in this year's
"Hong Kong News Awards" including all 3 awards for Best Headline
(English) and second runner-ups for Best News Writing (English)
and Best Young Reporter.
East Week Unveils
reinforcing its image as a quality news magazine and
to distinguish itself from other entertainment magazines
in the market, East Week enhanced its content offerings
and revamped with a brand new logo on February 18.
PC Market Presents
the 3rd "Best of I.T. Award"
annual "Best of I.T. Award 2006" presentation ceremony organized
by PC Market was held on February 12 at Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre. The ceremony was officiated by Mr.
Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary of the Commerce, Industry
and Technology Bureau of HKSAR. 38 "Best of I.T." and 3 special
awards, namely, "Universities and Colleges Students' Choice
Award", " Brand of the Year" and "Honorable Product / Service
of the Year", were presented by the panel of judges to the
outstanding I.T. products and brands.
Honorable guests from different sectors were invited to congratulate
all "Best of I.T. Award 2006" winners, and to support them
in continuing to develop and promote Hong Kong's information
technology with their spirit in pursuing excellence.
For details of the presentation ceremony, please visit: http://www.pcmarket.com.hk/itaward2006
TOUCH Kicks Off a Series of Programs in Celebrating
its 12th Anniversary
celebrating its 12th anniversary, East TOUCH joined
hands with GROOVISIONS in designing logo in "wax seal"
pattern. In addition, East TOUCH continues to co-operate
with renowned brands, offering limited edition trendy
products to readers sold exclusively through its sales
platform "+shop". For more details, please refer to
East TOUCH or visit: http://www.touchshop.com
|Key Financial Information
Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code:1105)
of Shares Outstanding
(as at February 28, 2007)
(as at February 28, 2007)
Luckman Trading Limited
(owned by Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles)
(Six months ended June 30, 2006)
Net Profit attributable to Shareholders
(Six months ended June 30, 2006)
(as at June 30, 2006)
Organizes "MBA & Postgrad EdFair 2007"
Tao Publishing Gains Popularity
Translated from "À Petits Pas" series, "L'Argent
Et L'Économie" was selected as one of the best
60 titles in 2006 by "Hong Kong Professional Teachers'
Union - Reading Bud" and the nominee of the "4th
Reading Bud Book List". This book is suitable
for all ages, particularly serves as an educational
tool for children on financial management.
Sing Tao Publishing has always been active in
participating in book fairs and took part in the
Standard Chartered Book Festival at the end of
last year, which was its first held outdoors.
The event was well-received by readers.
In catering for market needs on master and doctorate
degree programmes, EDUplus.com.hk, being an instructive
and authoritative information platform for further education,
organized "MBA & Postgrad EdFair 2007" on January 27.
17 local institutions including The University of Hong
Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University
of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and
Hong Kong Baptist University, together with 30 renowned
educational institutions from England, Australia, USA,
Canada and Shanghai exhibited at the Fair, providing
visitors with programme information and on-site consultancy
service. The Fair ended with great success and has provided
a communication platform for prospective students and
Publishes "China Executive Education Guide 2007"
In view of the popularity in taking MBA or EMBA courses
in Hong Kong or mainland China, A-Performers.com published
a "China Executive Education Guide 2007" for its members,
covering profile, admission requirement and student
background of MBA and EMBA programmes in Hong Kong and
mainland China, together with an online version. The
Guide is a must read for readers in obtaining information
on further education in China.
Gains Focus in Education & Careers Expo
The annual Education & Careers Expo was held at Hong
Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on February 1-4.
There were 198 exhibitors and JobMarket and EDUplus.com.hk
as one of the key exhibitors, occupied the best exhibition
counter in the expo, providing 190,000 visitors with
information on further education and career market.
Apart from offering the latest information, publications
such as JobMarket, "Education Series", "2U Associate
Degree Student Journal" and "The Most Admired Place
to Work For" were also distributed at the exhibition
counter. In addition, Dr Ed Forum, free career consultation
services and new member lucky draw were also held at
- Selected as the "Excellent Brand of Recruitment Website"
Career site JobMarket.com.hk was exclusively selected
as the "Excellent Brand of Recruitment Website" by "Hong
Kong Leaders' Choice" in March. "Hong Kong Leaders'
Choice" was organized by Metro Finance Radio, and awardees
were nominated by the public and voted by the panel
of judges comprising celebrities, DJ and over 2,000
During the award presentation ceremony, Ms. Fanny Chan,
Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Job Market
Publishing Limited, said the award was encouraging to
JobMarket.com.hk because it showed the recognition from
corporations, employers and internet users, and also
proved that JobMarket, a recruitment newspaper with
22 years of history, successfully transformed into a
multi-media recruitment platform by providing the most
up-to-date, impartial and accurate information on both
its publication and website, at the same time maintaining
quality customer services.
China Circulation & Distribution News Update
Global China Circulation & Distribution (GCCD) has
always been committed in serving the community. Recently,
GCCD has been liaising with other publishers in helping
The Hong Kong Society for the Blind - The Information
Accessibility Center in converting printed books into
audio version and made available in the digital library.
This meaningful activity was well-supported by publishers.
In view of strong demand from investors, GCCD has been
distributing a range of quality investment guidebooks,
including "Become Fund Manager Yourself" , "Edward Kam's
Investment Advice 2007" and "Making Money by Stock Experts"
published by Cross Border Book, Literate Publication
Limited and Sing Tao Publishing respectively, which
are especially popular as top-sellers in bookstores.
At the same time, GCCD books attained 3 positions in
the "Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited - 50 Best
Selling Books of the Year 2006", achieving satisfactory
result for the second consecutive year.
In addition, in January, Eugene Publishing, with 20
years experience in publishing parenting magazines and
education-related books, joined GCCD's network and GCCD
became the distribution agent of Eugene Publishing's
titles in Hong Kong and Macau.
Tao Overseas at a Glance
Sing Tao Daily's overseas offices took part in a variety
of events in celebrating the Chinese New Year with readers.
In particular, San Francisco and New York offices sponsored
floats in the large-scale Chinese New Year Parades,
both events were joined by thousands of local residents
to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
of Sing Tao News Corporation Beijing Offices
Sing Tao News Corporation Limited's Beijing Representative
Office has relocated to Room 501-502, The Spaces International
Centre, No. 8 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
P.R.C.. Some of the Group's subsidiary and joint venture
offices, including Greater China Media Services Limited,
Beijing Sing Tao YuanCai Advertisement Corporation Limited,
Global China Media Teamwork Limited, Beijing XinHua
Online Info-Tech Company Limited and Beelink Info-Tech
Company Limited Beijing Office have also moved to the
new premises, to work more closely together. For contact
details, please visit: http://www.singtaonewscorp.com.
Tao News Corporation Organizes Staff Lucky Draw
In appreciation of all employees' hard work and efforts,
Sing Tao News Corporation organized a staff lucky draw
on February 9. Senior management of the Group were present
to host the lucky draw and staff joined the event to
share the excitement and happiness.
|Board Of Directors
Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles (Chairman)
Mr. Lo Wing Hung (Chief Executive Officer)
Ms. Inn, Judy
Mr. Jia Hongping
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