Eastern Express

Ex-editor rejects 'disgusting' claim paper started as Patten vehicle

Suggestions that Hong Kong's third English-language newspaper was founded to support then-governor Chris Patten and the Hong Kong Government were branded 'disgusting' in court yesterday.

Thursday, 8 March, 2001, 12:00am

Ex-editor denies shirking responsibilities

The founding editor of the now-defunct Eastern Express yesterday denied suggestions he only wanted editorial autonomy and power but not the responsibility that went with running the third English-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Hitch a ride on Eastern Express

Expect Eastern Express to rattle home all over the top of them in the sixth event on this evening's Happy Valley card, which features an enticing $25.3 million Triple Trio jackpot.

As per usual, the sixth event concludes the TT and Eastern Express looks solid banker material for the world's best bet, as well as being worth a win-and-place wager in his own right.

15 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Marcus set to weave Valley magic with Fame And Wealth

It could be just like old times at Happy Valley tomorrow night with Basil Marcus just the jockey to get Fame And Wealth into the placings in the second leg of the Triple Trio.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Climb aboard the Express

Eastern Express promised so much last season, won with such authority first-up this term and appears to have trained on so well since that he is a confident selection for tonight's third event at Happy Valley.

20 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Champion's Zenon sets pulses racing

Zenon Light's trackwork promise was underlined with a neck second in the last of four barrier trials at Sha Tin.

David Hayes' International Sale purchase has been showing up on the gallops for sometime now.

16 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

$7m provision for Express

Oriental Press Group says it will make a provision of not more than $7 million to cover the closure of its English language daily, Eastern Express .

In the past three trading days the shares have risen 15 cents to $4.25.

Analysts said yesterday the provision was lower than expected.

3 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

SCMP puts on spurt

Shares in South China Morning Post (Holdings) rose strongly yesterday, as investors chased the stock following the decision by its competitor, the Eastern Express, to focus on business news.

South China Morning Post shares added 35 cents, or 6.66 per cent, to $5.60, making it one of the biggest percentage gainers in the market.

18 May 1996 - 12:00am

Fitz turns into unseasonal spat

REACTIONS to one of the more bizarre legal actions in Hong Kong newspaper history range from snickers of mirth to gnashing of teeth. We hear the new editor of the Eastern Express, Tony Tse, has shown symptoms of the latter. His newspaper and his wordy hack Liam Fitzpatrick, who writes the column Dystopia ('A place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible') are being sued.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

TV host sued for mention of writs

THE Oriental Press Group is trying to gag a TV presenter for talking about its alleged attempts to silence a former editor of its Eastern Express newspaper.

TV host Claudia Mo Mang-ching received a libel writ after observing how many solicitors' letters had been flying around the media in recent times.

14 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

TVB apology to newspaper

IN a bid to end a row with the Oriental Daily News (ODN) Group, TVB Ltd has taken large advertisements in four newspapers to apologise to one of the group's newspapers.

According to the announcement, TVB's news division said one of its feature stories on the Eastern Express in its Pearl Report programme had failed the usual standard of fairness, impartiality and accuracy.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Hanson gave help to Eastern Express

OUTGOING information co-ordinator Mike Hanson has acknowledged helping set up the Eastern Express, prompting one legislator to accuse him of going beyond the legitimate role of a government official.

30 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Sacked editor vows to sue

STEPHEN Vines, the sacked chief editor of Hong Kong's newest English-language newspaper, the Eastern Express, is suing his former employer, Ma Ching-kwan of the Oriental Press Group, for breach of contract following his dismissal on Friday.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Editors show 1997 freedom concerns

EDITORS of Hong Kong's three English-language newspapers expressed concerns yesterday for freedom of speech after 1997, but were divided on whether the market could support all three.

29 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Newspapers in clash over use of Express name

THE Express News Group, which publishes the Chinese language daily Express News, is threatening to sue the Oriental Press Group over plans to name its new English language newspaper, the Eastern Express.

Express News directors say they object to the use of the word Express.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am