Week Organizes the "Hong Kong Business Mastermind Award"
to Pay Tribute to Ten Business Executives
Kong Business Mastermind Award" presentation ceremony
organized by East Week was successfully held on 26 October,
2004. The ceremony was highlighted by the special appearance
of the Honourable Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of
HKSAR together with over 400 valued guests from various
business sectors. At the ceremony, ten outstanding winners
were presented with this year's Award by the Panel of
Judges comprising leading figures from the political,
commercial and academic sectors.
The "Hong Kong Business Mastermind Award"
aims to give recognition to Hong Kong's business leaders for
their business vision, fortitude and strategic direction that
steer their enterprises to success. At the same time, Octopus
Cards Limited was voted by readers as winner of the "Lifestyle
Innovation Business Award" for its outstanding business initiatives
that integrate innovation with Hong Kong people's daily lifestyle.
of "Hong Kong Business Mastermind Award" 2004
| Chairman, Esprit Holdings
|| Mr. Michael
Ying Lee Yuen
| Chairman & CEO, Johnson
Electric Holdings Limited
|| Mr. Patrick
Wang Shui Chung
de Coral Group
|| Mr. Michael
Chan Yue Kwong
| Managing Director,
|| Mr. Michael
| Chairman & CEO, Sa
Sa International Holdings Limited
|| Mr. Simon
Kwok Siu Ming
| Chairman and Group
CEO, Vtech Holdings Limited
|| Mr. Allan
Wong Chi Yun
| Director & COO, Cathay
Pacific Airways Limited
|| Mr. Philip
Chen Nan Lok
| CEO, Octopus Cards
|| Mr. Eric
Tai Yung Muk
| Group Chairman, Lee
Kum Kee Company Limited
|| Mr. Lee
| Group Executive Chairman,
Dickson Concepts (International) Limited
|| Mr. Dickson
of the Year 2004" to be Held on 1 February 2005
|Panel of Judges for "Leader of the
of the Year" is an annual event established since
1994 by Sing Tao Newspaper Group to recognize and encourage
the achievements of Hong Kong's finest individuals that
have made outstanding contributions towards Hong Kong's
success and prosperity, and to establish role models for
the younger generation to strive for the best to help
develop Hong Kong.
This year, the award presentation ceremony
will be held on 1 February, 2005 and officiated by the Guest-of-Honour
Mr. Donald Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR.
Awards will be presented to winners in four categories - Business
/ Finance, Community / Public Affairs, Education / Research,
and Sports / Culture / Performing Arts - selected by an authoritative
Panel of Judges. Sing Tao Daily and The Standard will fully
report on the event.
|Past award winners
include Mr. Jack So, Mrs. Laura Cha, Professor Charles
K. Kao, Dr. Lee Lai Shan, Professor Joseph Sung and Professor
Sydney Chung, all of whom have excellent achievements
in their respective arenas.
Week, East Touch & PC Market Launch a Series of Marketing
Week has joined forces with three of Hong Kong's largest
fuel suppliers - Shell, Caltex and ExxonMobil - to offer
special discount on East Week at their gas stations.
Together with a pioneering special offer at the Hong
Kong International Airport, East Week ensures that readers
are offered the best value whether on land or in the
"TOUCH-U", the biggest tertiary institution student union instigated
by East Touch, will co-organize the "TOUCH-U Party X'mas
04" with JET at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition
Centre on 23 December, 2004. Pop singers such as Leo
Koo, Edmond Leung, Alex Fong, Ping Pung, at 17 will
join members of the union to celebrate Christmas.
In addition, to pay tribute to
the outstanding I.T. products and service providers
in the past year, PC Market specially organizes the
most authoritative and professional award in the I.T.
industry - the "Best
of I.T. Award 2004" - during December 2004 to January
2005. The election and judging process will be conducted
with the highest level of professionalism with winners
to be voted by a Panel of Judges and readers. Voting
for the "Best of I.T. Award 2004" has already started
in mid December and the results will be announced at
the award presentation to be held in late January 2005.
Sing Tao Daily Offers More Benefits and Quality Content to Readers
||Sing Tao Daily keeps
on offering special privileges to its readers. The "New
Generation Sports Stars Calendar 2005" redemption program
was widely popular and met with overwhelming response.
In celebration of the festive season, Sing Tao Daily's
Features section will organize a series of Christmas and
New Year promotional activities, giving out gifts worth
|Offers by Sing Tao Daily's Finance
and Property sections include the lucky draw of shares
in The Link Real Estate Investment Trust and free copies
of Property Investment Guide Volume 3, both of which were
well-received by readers.
||Sing Tao Daily's Education
section co-organized the
20th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition with
the Education & Manpower Bureau and The Standard. There
were more than 100 participating schools and attendance
at the Briefing Seminar was overwhelming. The
first round competition was held on 11 December. In addition,
Sing Tao Daily also joined forces with the Education &
Manpower Bureau in organizing several educational-related
seminars to cater for middle-class parents' needs.
Organizes "Recruitment Day & Seminar 2004 ─ Tourism,
Retail, Services & Finance Industries"
Kong's economy staged a strong recovery this year with
the effects of the Individual Visit Scheme and CEPA
benefiting the tourism, retail, service and finance
industries in particular. In view of this market trend,
JobMarket organized the "Recruitment Day & Seminar 2004
─ Tourism, Retail, Services & Finance Industries" in
which 23 recruitment and educational organizations participated,
offering over 1,000 job vacancies and providing an extensive
range of education information.
The event was held at the YMCA
in Tsimshatsui on 9 November, offering job vacancies
in industries ranging from retail, tourism, telecommunications
to finance & insurance, and real estate. The highly
successful event attracted over 2,000 visitors and provided an
effective channel to meet employers' recruitment needs.
Collects Award from Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
JobMarket was awarded a Certificate
of Appreciation by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth
Groups for its continuing devotion to youth employment.
At the "Youth Career Expo" organized by the Hong Kong
Federation of Youth Groups on 19 November, Mr. Stephen
Ip Shu Kwan, the Secretary for Economic Development
and Labour Bureau, presented the Certificate of Appreciation
to JobMarket. Honourable guests of the day included
Dr. Rosanna Wong Yick Ming, the Executive Director of
the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Mr. Yip
Kim Po, Chairman of the Ocean Grand Chemicals Holdings
is a committed organizer of career expos and seminars
targetting HKCEE graduates, with an aim to provide the
younger generation with information on employment opportunities
and continuing education. Career planning experts are
also invited to offer on-site consultancy services.
China Circulation & Distribution Strives to be the Best Book
Distributor in Hong Kong
China Circulation & Distribution Limited ("GCCD"),
which has been engaged in book distribution since 2002,
is the sole distributor of products published by the
Group's book publishing unit, Worldlink Publishing Group
which is comprised of Sing Tao Publishing, Sing Tao
Educational Publications and Sing Man Publishing. After
two years of continuous effort, GCCD has successfully
obtained the distribution rights for over 10 renowned
publishing companies in Hong Kong, 6 major publishing
companies in Taiwan and other individual publishing
companies. Currently, GCCD has distributed over 795,000
copies reaching a wide range of readers.
network covers 176 major bookstores in Hong Kong including
the Joint Publishing bookstores, the Commercial Press,
Chung Hwa Book Company and the Popular bookstores. GCCD
is also exploring other potential distribution channels
such as online subscriptions (both local & overseas),
bulk subscriptions, school subscriptions and other special
programmes. In addition, it is proactively expanding
its client base with quality publishers to further enrich
its service profile.
Tao Overseas at a Glance
|Sing Tao Daily Overseas
Bureaus' journalists won four awards at "The Annual New
California Media (NCM) Awards 2004" held on 17 November
at the Sacramento Convention Centre in Los Angeles, USA.
The Award was organized by the New California Media with
an aim to pay tribute to outstanding journalists in ethnic
media. There were a total of 250 entries this year and
19 winning pieces were selected by a Panel of Judges.
|The Annual New California
Media (NCM) Awards 2004" won by Sing Tao Daily:
|Winner: Charles Ding (LA Office
journalist) - "Alhambra Bait-and-Switch"
|Winner: Brenda Huang (SF Office
journalist) - "When Newcomers Take Over"
|Winner: Ida Choy (Sing Tao Chinese
Radio) - Talk show on "Captain James Yee's Story"
|Runner-up: Ellen Shen (Former SF
Office journalist) - "Punk Music and Life"
Sing Tao Daily's New York Bureau
co-organized the "2004 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
in New York Photography Contest" with the Hong Kong
Dragon Boat Festival Committee in New York. The award
presentation ceremony was held on 13 November at the
Hong Kong Economic & Trade New York Office. Mr. Rick
Ho, the Deputy General Manager of the New York Bureau
remarked, "The quality of entries is exceptionally
high and the response is overwhelming."
Sing Tao Daily has relocated its
US West headquarters to Brisbane in San Francisco on
28 September in line with its business expansion. A
number of honourable guests were invited to the grand
opening ceremony. The old office in South San Francisco
will be home to the paper's printing and circulation
China Group Reports Interim Results 2004
Global China Group announced its
interim results on 27 September, 2004. Overall, consolidated
turnover rose 20.1% in the first half of 2004 to HK$678.2
million on the back of higher circulation and advertising
revenues. The Group's core media operations recorded
a 24.7% increase in turnover to HK$536.4 million. The
Human Capital Management business also achieved a significant
growth in turnover of 50.3% to HK$24.4 million. Higher
newsprint cost and usage and investments in its media
operations resulted a loss in operating activities of
Looking forward, management stated
that the Group would adopt a prudent approach, combining
a strategy of investing selectively in new products
and markets for long term growth, and exercising discipline
in cost control and productivity gains to ensure improved
of Profit and Loss Account:
Six months ended
30 June 2004
Profit / (Loss)
Profit / (Loss) Attributable to Shareholders
of New Independent Non-executive Director
Global China Group
appointed Mr. Richard Yun Zing King as an independent
non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee
of the Company with effect from 18 November 2004.
Mr. King has over 10 years of investment banking experience,
and is a member of the board of directors of J.P.
Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited and a senior
member of J.P. Morgan's investment banking team in
The Group would
like to extend its warmest welcome to Mr. King.
|Key Financial Information
China Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code:1105)
of Shares Outstanding
(as at November 30, 2004)
(as at November 30, 2004)
(owned by Mr. Ho
Tsu Kwok, Charles)
(Twelve months ended December 31, 2003)
Net Profit attributable to Shareholders
(Twelve months ended December 31, 2003)
(as at December 31, 2003)
|Board Of Directors
Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles (Chairman)
Mr. Jia Hong Ping
Mr. Jim Sui Hing
Mr. Lai Ting Yiu
Mr. Lo Wing Hung
Mrs. Sy Wong Chor Fong
Mr. Wong Wai Ming
Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey
Mr. Leung Chun Ying
Ms. Ho Chiu King, Pansy Catilina
Mr. Timothy David Dattels
Dr. Tong Yuk Lun, Paul
Mr. Tung Chee Chen
Mr. King Yun Zing, Richard
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