LOTY 2004 : Showcasing
Hong Kong's Most Inspiring Leaders
The Leader of the Year 2004 Awards Presentation Ceremony organized
by Sing Tao Newspaper Group was held on February 1 at Grand Hyatt
Hong Kong. The ceremony was officiated by The Honorable Mr. Donald
Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR and Mr. Charles
Ho, Sing Tao's Chairman, who celebrated the annual event together
with many special guests from Hong Kong's political, business, education
and other sectors. Award presenters included Mr. Joseph Yam, Chief
Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Ms. Pansy Ho, Managing
Director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited; Mr. York YN Chow, Secretary
for Health, Welfare and Food; Professor Tsui Lap-chee, Vice-Chancellor
of The University of Hong Kong and Mr. Edo de Waart, Chief Conductor
of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
The panel of judges chaired by Mr. Rafael Hui selected 5 leaders
of 2004 from 4 categories. Mr. Charles Lee Yeh Kwong, GBS, JP, won
the award in the Business/Finance category for his contribution
to the development of Hong Kong as a financial center. Dr. Rebecca
Lee Lok Sze and Youth Outreach won the award in the Community/Public
Affairs category. Dr. Lee, founder of the China Polar Museum Foundation,
was recognized for her life-long devotion to research on the polar
region for environmental education of our future generation. Youth
Outreach is led by Mr. Peter Newbery, who has been dedicated to
help the troubled youth for the past 14 years. The honor in the
Education/Research category went to the Hong Kong Invention Association,
chaired by the youthful 88-year-old Mr. Cheung King Fung, who has
been promoting the city's inventiveness internationally and has
led its members to achieve many awards at international inventors'
exhibitions. Mr. Trey Lee Chui Yee, the first Chinese and Hong Kong
musician to win the much-coveted first prize at the Antonio Janigro
International Cello Competition in Croatia in 2004, was presented
with the award in the Sports/Culture/Performing Arts category for
his achievements in music and his zeal in educating young musicians.
Mr. Charles Lee Yeh Kwong, GBS, JP
Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing
Dr. Rebecca Lee Lok Sze
Founder of China Polar Museum Foundation
Hong Kong Invention Association
Mr. Trey Lee Chui Yee
For details of the LOTY, please visit: http://loty.singtao.com
News clipping PDF Version: The Standard 02.02.2005
Week Unveils the First "Cognoscenti"
East Week takes the lead in organizing the
first "Cognoscenti Award Gala" to pay tribute to the young individuals
who have outstanding career achievements and refined taste for life.
Voted by a panel of judges consisting of a group of esteemed individuals
including Mr. & Mrs. Chau Kai-Bong, Ms. Flora Cheong - Leen,
Mr. William Tang, Ms. Elaine Suen, Mr. Lai Ting Yiu and Mr. Mong
Hon Ming, the most-deserved "Cognoscenti" were selected to receive
this year's unprecedented honor. "Cognoscenti's Choice" was also
presented at the presentation ceremony held on 4 March.
|Winners of " 2005 Cognoscenti
|Mr. Andy Lau
||Singer & Actor
|Mr. Douglas Yeung
||Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
|Ms. Kelly Chen
||Singer & Actress
|Mr. Mark Lui
|Mr. Philip Liao
||Director, Philip Liao & Partners
|Mr. Wilson Kwok
|Managing Director, W's Entrecote
le steak house francais
|In alphabetical order
|Winner of " 2005 Cognoscenti's
Premier Music Award"
|Ms. Joey Yung
||Singer & Actress
|Winner of " 2005 Cognoscenti's
Excel Artiste Award"
|Mr. Alex Fong
||Singer & Actor
|Winners of " 2005 Cognoscenti's
||Chivas Regal 12
|Eu Yan Sang
|Fu Ho Restaurant
|The North Face
|Wing On Travel
PC Market Hosts "Best
of I.T. Award 2004"
The award gala of the
"Best of I.T Award 2004" organized by PC Market was held on
24 January. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Alan Wong, Government
Chief Information Officer.
Nineteen most outstanding I.T. products
and service providers' awards were presented by the panel of judges
comprising of I.T. professionals at the award presentation.
PC Market also celebrated its 600th
issue during the occasion. Honorable guests were invited to sign
on the giant cover of Vol. 600 special edition and to congratulate
all "Best of I.T. Award 2004" winners, to continue to
develop and promote Hong Kong's information technology with their
spirit in pursuing excellence.
|Best of System Award
|Best of Notebook Award
||IBM ThinkPad T42
|Best of Motherboard Award
||ASUS P5AD2 Premium
|Best of Hard Drive Award
||Seagate 7200.7 NCQ
|Best of Graphics Card Award
||Galaxy GeForce 6600 GT
|Best of Monitor Award
|Best of Printer Award
||Canon PIXMA iP8500
|Best of Network Product Award
||Apple AirPort Express
|Best of Mobile Phone Award
|Best of Smartphone Award
||O2 XDA IIs
|Best of PDA Award
||HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx4700
|Best of Consumer DC Award
||Canon PowerShot S70
|Best of Professional DC Award
||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
|Best of DV Camcorder Award
|Best of Mobile Phone Operator
||3 Hong Kong
|Best of Broadband Internet Service
|My Favorite I.T. Product Celebrity
||Ekin Cheng (Canon)
|Honorable Product / Service of
||AMD Athlon 64
|Universities and Colleges Students'
JobMarket Gains Focus
in Education and Careers Expo 2005
annual Education & Careers Expo was held at Hong Kong Convention
& Exhibition Centre on 19-22 February. There were a total of 14
countries with 477 exhibitors, providing visitors with education-related
and career information.
Sing Tao News Corporation's flagship
recruitment magazine JobMarket, as one of the key exhibitors, occupied
the largest exhibition counter in the expo and organized a range
of activities for the four-day event. Apart from offering job openings
and continuous education information, JobMarket also arranged a
series of seminars and career planning experts were present to provide
career consultancy services for all visitors. Lucky draw and free
guidebooks were also available at JobMarket's exhibition counter,
which were well-received by visitors.
addition, JobMarket organized Dr. Ed Forum at the Expo, where Mr.
Frank Li, Metro Radio's DJ and experts from various professional
sectors acted as Dr. Ed to discuss different channels for continuous
education and to answer visitors' questions.
The Forum was broadcasted by Metro Radio
financial and entertainment channels on February 21-25 and 27, while
the text version is posted on the Dr.
Ed Forum under the website of www.eduplus.com.hk.
GCCD Best Quality Circulation
Services - the Year 2005 Forward
to the first quarter of 2005, a number of high quality publishing
companies has joined Global China Circulation & Distribution's ("GCCD")
network. They include Zero to One Publishing Ltd., Heart Publishers
Ltd., Logos Publishers Ltd. and other independent publishers. Through
these new publishing units, GCCD will distribute new book titles
to meet different readers' needs and to enlarge readership base.
In addition, GCCD becomes the distribution
agent of the popular comic book set "Jewel in the Palace" in Hong
Kong and Macau. The book set, presenting the popular story with
good education value in a cartoon format, was distributed by GCCD
and generated a buying spree, benefiting from the publicity of the
TV series on the same story.
|Key Financial Information
Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code:1105)
Number of Shares Outstanding
(as at February 28, 2005)
(as at Ferbruary 28, 2005)
Luckman Trading Limited
(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)
At the annual LOTY 2004 gala dinner, Chairman
of Sing Tao News Corporation Mr. Charles Ho officiated the
opening ceremony with HKSAR's Chief Secretary for Administration
Mr. Donald Tsang.
5 winners for LOTY
Sing Tao Daily and The
Standard Collect 11 Awards in "Hong Kong News Awards 2004"
Sing Tao Daily keeps on striving to enhance
its content and quality and won three major awards in the "Hong Kong
News Awards 2004" organized by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong,
namely Best Business News Reporting, Best Headline (Chinese section)
and Best News Page Design. Together with other awards, Sing Tao Daily
has achieved a total of 9 awards this year and became the Chinese-language
newspaper with the most major awards. This achievement has further
confirmed Sing Tao Daily's position as a quality newspaper.
In addition, The Standard collected
two awards in this year's News Awards. Cannix Yau's "Hu and Wen
Still Say How and Why" beat South China Morning Post to become the
winner in the Best Heading (English section) award. Colum Murphy
of the Metro News section was the 1st Runner-up in the Best Young
Reporter award. Colum's winning reports included "Little Patriots",
"Lawmaker's Degrees from Diploma Mills" and "Life in the Cheap Seats/
Home, Street Home".
Mark Clifford, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
of The Standard said: "It is always encouraging to be nominated
and to win important awards like this. The last 12 months have been
a time of hard work and major accomplishments. The awards we received
today are a tribute not only to the winning journalists but all
Sing Tao Daily Enriches
Content for the Weekend Edition
Further to comprehensive content on soccer
in "Sing Tao Sports", Sing Tao Daily continues to enrich its weekend
edition by launching "Super Winners" in the Feature Section on February
19, which offers special privileges and practical shopping information
to readers on Saturdays. In addition, with the inclusion of Saturday's
"Super Property Browser" together with the only property
magazine published on Sundays – "Sunday Property Browser", "Rich
& Famous" and "Sunday Features", Sing Tao Daily is the most preferred
weekend newspaper for middle-class readers.
Tao Daily's Education Section Organizes a Series of Activities
The education-related seminars, jointly
organized by Sing Tao Daily and the Education & Manpower Bureau were
extremely well attended and highly commended by parents. The redemption
of HKCEE handbook series published by the Education Section was also
met with overwhelming response. In addition, the 20th
Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition is at the semi-final
stage, 4 teams will be finally selected to compete at the final round
to be held on May 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
Tao Daily's Education Section has carried out a series of promotional
activities to reinforce its market position.
Sing Tao Newspaper
Group Raises Over HK$15 million to Help Tsunami Victims
The earthquake and tsunami in South Asia
brought along vast casualties and destruction to the local economies,
but the world has responded quickly to offer its help to the victims.
Sing Tao Newspaper Group initiated a donation campaign and raised
over HK$15 million globally. Funds raised from Hong Kong will be
donated to Hong Kong Red Cross, World Vision International and Oxfam
for the post-tsunami construction, while the rest of the funds will
be used to help the victims.
The Standard Publishes "Hong
Kong IPO Guide 2004"
The Standard published a path-breaking guide to Hong Kong initial
public offerings (IPOs) at the end of January.
The Guide provided a detailed one-page
snapshot of each of the 70 IPOs and listing changes on the Hong
Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. Last year, Hong Kong was the most active
market in the world after the New York Stock Exchange, with HK$92.7
billion raised on the main board alone.
The Standard's IPO Guide 2004 provided
key financial data as well as general background information (including
business nature and major shareholders). Additional data and a chart
of each company provided details on the IPO and subsequent share-price
The Guide was well received by our readers.
We believe this is the first publication of this type in Hong Kong
and helped underscore The Standard's role as "China Business Newspaper".
Sing Tao Overseas at a Glance
Sing Tao Daily's San Francisco and Los Angeles Bureaus co-organized
"Miss Sing Tao Contest" and "Year End Party" on 2004's New Year's
Eve. The party was complemented by a series of entertainment programs
and more than 900 readers attended to celebrate the countdown to
Sing Tao Daily's San Francisco Bureau
participated in the "Oakland Chinese New Year Street Fair" and "South
Bay Chinese New Year Street Fair" by setting booths at the Fairs.
Both events attracted local residents and the Mayor of San Francisco,
Gavin Newsom attended the "Oakland Street Fair" to celebrate the
Lunar New Year.
Sing Tao Daily's New York Bureau sponsored
one of the floats in the "6th Annual Lunar New Year Parade" on February
13. An annual event for the local Chinese communities, the parade
was attended by over 60,000 local residents. In addition, the New
York Bureau also sponsored a counter in the "New York Chinatown's
2nd Annual Lunar New Year Flower Market" on February 5-6 and gave
out "God of Wealth" posters and provided newspaper subscription
service with special discount to all visitors.
of Company Name to Sing Tao News Corporation Limited
The name of the Group's holding company
has been changed from Global China Group Holdings Limited to Sing
Tao News Corporation Limited with effect from 4 February 2005.
The new company name leverages on the
strength of our recognized and respected "Sing Tao" brand globally
and provides a strong platform for our future growth both locally
and worldwide. In addition, the new company name reflects our core
media business focus and is an ideal fit with our corporate vision
of becoming a leading multimedia content and service provider serving
global Chinese communities.
|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
Mr. Timothy David Dattels
Ms. Ho Chiu King, Pansy Catilina
Mr. Richard Yun Zing King
Dr. Tong Yuk Lun, Paul
Mr. Tung Chee Chen