Weekly" Retail Version is Available
Weekly", bundled with Sing Tao Daily on Monday, has been highly
acclaimed in the market for its high quality and relevant
information. The retail version, which has been made available
on Sunday since August, is well-received by both readers and
Tao Daily Publishes a Number of Quality and Well-Received
Tao Daily has also published a number of functional guidebooks,
including the "Investment Guide 2006-2007" launched in October,
which offers comprehensive information on over 1,000 Hong
Kong stocks. In view of the strong demand from readers, the
"Investment Guide 2007-2008" will continue to be offered next
year. In November, Sing Tao Daily introduced the "HKCEE Guidebook"
and "Kindergarten Booklet 2006", another education-related
guidebook, "Secondary School Guidebook 2007", will be offered
in December. With the overwhelming response of last year's
"Luxury Property Guide", Sing Tao Daily is publishing the
"Luxury Property Guide 2007" in December, covering the latest
luxury property market and home decoration information. In
addition, the free supplements "Luxe Style" and "Car Magazine",
published in October and November respectively, were also
highly sought after in the market.
Sing Tao Inter-School
Debating Competition Sees Record Enrollment
"Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition" has
been recognized as one of the best educational
activities for liberal studies. This year marks
the 22nd anniversary of the competition and the
number of enrollment saw a record high with a
total of 230 competing teams. With the support
of our sponsors, we are able to increase the openings
for the competition to 164 this year, allowing
more students to take part and put their debating
skills into action. The competition started on
November 25, Sing Tao Daily and The Student Standard
will cover the latest updates.
Express Post Celebrates 1st Anniversary
Post, Hong Kong's only free weekend newspaper, offers
comprehensive information on shopping and other weekend
activities as well as organizes various creative activities
for its readers. In celebrating its 1st anniversary,
Express Post initiated the "Perfect Route for Fun at
Weekend" game and the redemption program of "Express
Post Magnetic Whiteboard" designed by Paramen PHD, both
of which were met with tremendous response. Express
Post will continue to bring surprise to readers through
its promotional events.
Headline Daily Gains Competitive Edge with hkheadline.com
Kong's No.1 free newspaper Headline Daily has extended
its quality content to website hkheadline.com by including
a variety of interactive content such as instant local
news, finance and entertainment news, stock quote, exclusive
entertainment video clipping, online dining guide, lifestyle
information, blog area, horseracing news, travel information
and members' benefits. With increasing visitors and
member registrations, hkheadline.com is becoming an
effective interactive advertising platform.
of the Year 2006 - The Authoritative Judging Panel
"Leader of the Year" is an annual event held since 1994 by
Sing Tao News Corporation. This year, the panel of judges
will be chaired by Mr. Norman T L Chan together with prominent
figures including Mr. Chan Wing-Kee, Mr. Philip Chen, Dr.
Raymond KF Ch'ien, Dr. Choi Yuen-Wan, Mr. Chu Pui-Hing, Dr.
Alice Lam, Mr. Andrew Leung and Professor Arthur K C Li. Sing
Tao Daily, The Standard and Headline Daily will provide detailed
coverage of the event to be held on March 29, 2007, honoring
the new generation of leaders.
Launches a Series of Business Events and Promotion Activities
Standard joined hands with various organizations in
a series of marketing events, including the "10th Asian
Regional Conference" which was held in conjunction with
CPA Australia. The Standard acted as the exclusive media
partner and produced a special supplement for the Who's
Who of business and the industry's top professionals.
In addition, through a one-year partnership program
with the Hong Kong Securities Institute, The Standard
raised its profile among the business circles in Hong
Kong. By participating in the conferences organized
by the Euromoney and Amcham as well as the upcoming
"Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2006", The Standard
will further reinforce its position as China's business
Furthermore, The Standard is collaborating with Newsweek
for a special promotion starting from November 21 at
7-Eleven, where Newsweek will offer The Standard as
an incentive for its readers. Moreover, The Standard
and Business Week will jointly produce plastic bags
to be distributed by the Relay chain bookstore at the
Hong Kong International Airport. In addition, a brand
new banner of The Standard is currently being displayed
at the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, as part of
a new marketing campaign of the newspaper.
The Standard Rolls
Out a Variety of Student Programmes
Standard's "Famous People Story Writing Competition", co-organized
with Longman, ended on a high note. "Goodies Merit" Awards
were honored at the competition. "The Standard / RTHK Short
Story Competition" also ended fruitfully, thanks to the tremendous
support extended by the participating schools. The award presentation
ceremony was held on December 5 at The Commercial Press Star
House Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. In addition, students from the
Hong Kong Sea School and Thailand's Ramkhamhaeng University
visited The Standard in November. The students were excited
to meet the editor and learn about the newspaper operation
and production process.
Sing Tao Magazine
Group Co-organizes "The Annual Artiste Awards 2006"
Magazines published by the Sing Tao Magazine Group and New
Media Group, including East Week, East TOUCH, Oriental Sunday,
New Monday, Weekend Weekly and Fashion & Beauty, co-organized
"The Annual Artiste Awards 2006" on December 1 at Grand Hyatt
Hong Kong. The awardees were voted by a panel of judges and
the public, covering 34 awards from 6 categories, namely movie,
TV, music, drama, model and DJ. The award presentation ceremony
was graced by the appearance of many special guests.
East Week Unveils
the "Hong Kong Brands Award" and "Car of the Year Award 06/07"
"Hong Kong Brands" award presentation ceremony, co-organized
by East Week and Sing Tao Publishing, was held on December
12 at Conrad Hong Kong. The objective of the event was to
pay tribute to Hong Kong's brands with over 25 years of history,
for their contribution and their management's innovations
and achievements. At the same time, Sing Tao Publishing published
a "Hong Kong Brands", compiling a collection of the brands'
histories and their management's vision and philosophies.
In October, East Week invited readers and a panel of judges
to cast their votes in the "Car of the Year Award 06/07",
and the award presentation ceremony was held on November 28
at New World Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui. At the ceremony, 17 awards
were presented by esteemed individuals including Ms. Aimee
Chan, Champion of Miss Hong Kong 2006, Mr. Ringo Lee, Chairman
of H.K. Vehicle Repair Merchants Association Ltd. and Mr.
Chan Chi Wah, Hong Kong famous rally driver.
PC Market Presents
the 3rd "Best of I.T. Award" and "Hong Kong School BLOG Award"
pay tribute to outstanding I.T. products and services in Hong
Kong this year, PC Market presents the most authoritative
"Best of I.T. Award 2006". Public voting will start from end
of December to late January 2007. The selected nominations
were elected by the panel of judges, and each award winner
will be voted by the committee and readers. The result will
be announced at the award presentation ceremony to be held
in late February, 2007.
"Hong Kong School BLOG Award" organized by PC Market, aims
to promote I.T. education for secondary school students in
Hong Kong. The competition encourages students to utilize
multi-media technology to design their BLOGs with the theme
on environment protection and school life. The event received
tremendous response and winners were presented with awards
by the School BLOG Ambassadors Alex Fong and Kary Ng on December
|Key Financial Information
Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code:1105)
of Shares Outstanding
(as at November 30, 2006)
(as at November 30, 2006)
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)
TOUCH Celebrates its 600th Issue
In celebration of its 600th issue, East TOUCH
held a party at M1NT on November 27. During the
occasion, "TOUCH Brands" and "TOUCH Icon" awards
were presented and announced. The party was well-attended
by pop celebrities such as Sammy, Wyman Wong,
Michael Lau, Ronald Ng, Justin, Stephy, Niki,
Chow, Eric So, Alex Fong, DJ Mini and Eric Kot.
Wins Two Marketing Awards
Tao Publishing Launches New Book Category and
Unique Marketing Promotion
Apart from the highly acclaimed parenting and
travel book series, Sing Tao Publishing has always
been seeking to enrich its product list with new
categories, such as the recently published titles
"The Gangs", "Outstanding Students' Secret of
Success" and "I'm Listening, No Charge!", together
with a unique promotion method where famous DJ
Mr. Cheng Ka Fai was invited, imitating the Japanese
writer by listening to people to unburden themselves
free of charge on street, which gained media coverage
and public attention.
Sing Tao Publishing also took part in organizing
the "Kiddie Sky Programme - My Favourite Sports
T-Shirt Design Competition" award presentation
ceremony, which aims at inspiring creativity in
children, in designing sports T-shirts. Joining
hands with the Home Affairs Bureau - Commission
on Youth, Sing Tao Publishing co-organized the
"Youth Summit 2006", which is an annual event
where youths can meet with the SAR Chief Executive,
Government Secretaries and policy makers to share
their views on youth development policy. The theme
for the youth event this year was "When China
Moves into the World -- The Development and Commitment
of Youths in Hong Kong".
In the "HKMA/TVB
Awards for Marketing Excellence 2006", EDUplus.com.hk,
through its outstanding marketing ideas, collected two
awards at the award presentation ceremony held on October
24. Distinguished Marketer Award went to Ms. Fanny Chan,
Publisher and CEO of Job Market Publishing Ltd., and
Ms. Sharon Siu, Marketing Director of Job Market Publishing
Ltd., won the Outstanding Young Marketing Professional
Award. The performance of EDUplus.com.hk was congratulated
by the eight universities in Hong Kong.
Being a authoritative, neutral and professional information
medium for higher and continuing education, EDUplus.com.hk
takes "interactive learning experience sharing" as its
core proposition. Dr. Ed Forum, one of the most representational
elements of the product, provides an interactive discussion
area tailored for professionals and visitors to discuss
and share their experiences on further education. At
the same time, EDUplus.com.hk's efficient and authoritative
information platform allows it to penetrate into the
market segment of youngsters. Its website has became
the most popular exchange platform by tertiary institutions,
educational organizations and adult learners within
three years after its launch.
Publishes "2U Associate Degree Student Journal"
In catering for market needs, apart from the inclusion
of a new online section "2U", a monthly "2U Associate
Degree Student Journal", being the first publication
targeting associate degree students in Hong Kong, was
launched in September. "2U Associate Degree Student
Journal" has a mix of education-related news, interviews,
academic activity highlights, Q&A section and financial
management tips from graduates, with contents written
in an easy-reading and light-hearted approach, providing
useful information to associate degree students. It
is freely distributed at institutions which offer associate
degree programs, secondary schools and youth centers.
The publication drew excellent response and subscription
from readers since its launch.
Tao Overseas at a Glance
At the "First National Ethnic Media Awards" organized
by New America Media, Sing Tao Daily's overseas offices
and Sing Tao Chinese Radio have achieved 4 awards and
became the Chinese media with the most awards. There
were a total of 600 entries this year and winning pieces
were selected by a panel of judges comprised of 100
individuals from different industry sectors.
On the other hand, Sing Tao Daily's New York office
won 3 awards at the "IPPIES Awards" held by The Independent
Press Association, being the Chinese-language newspaper
to collect the most awards and to win the awards for
4 consecutive years. This achievement has further confirmed
Sing Tao Daily's leading position in New York.
In addition, Sing Tao Daily's San Francisco office
organized the first "Sing Tao Expo" on October 21-22.
The two-day event attracted over 160 exhibitors and
was well-attended by 100,000 visitors.
|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