Hong Kong Economic Journal

Rebut, yet don't chill free speech

Leung Chun-ying. Photo: AFP

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has demanded through his lawyers that a newspaper retract an article which he says defamed him. This has prompted demands that, instead, Leung should withdraw the lawyer's letter.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 2:57am 16 comments

Regina Ip, Joseph Wong call Leung's lawyer letter a mistake

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Felix Wong

Two former ministers and a Leung supporter suggested Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was "unwise" to send a lawyer's letter to the Hong Kong Economic Journal over a commentary he claimed was defamatory.

The two former ministers are Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who was secretary for security, and Joseph Wong Wing-ping, a previous secretary for the civil service.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:43am 8 comments

Chief Executive CY Leung demands retraction of 'defamatory' article

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has demanded the retraction of a newspaper article which he claims accuses him of having links with triads. His lawyers sent a letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal last Friday.

8 Feb 2013 - 7:39am 23 comments

A dead hobby horse

The financial tsunami has swept across the globe, sparing no one in its path. Every economy is still being battered; Hong Kong is no exception. In his policy address last year, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged that the government would throw its support behind the financial sector as well as the business community and would do its utmost to create and protect employment.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Journal readers to get luxury lifestyle read

Chinese-language business newspaper the Hong Kong Economic Journal will launch a monthly magazine this week to tap into the luxury-brand market and serve the paper's supposedly 'elegant and low-profile' readership.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Newspapers eye price increases amid rising costs

Hong Kong's Chinese-language newspapers are planning to increase their cover prices to offset a rise in newsprint and labour costs.

Most papers have been selling at HK$6 per copy since October 2000, although several titles such as Hong Kong Commercial Daily and The Sun have sold below that as part of a circulation battle.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Highs, lows and market throes make for a roller-coaster ride

The Hang Seng Index casually gained or fell 1,000 points in a day.

The world's best-managed bank lost money in mortgage financing.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pop culture monthly sinks like a rock in mainland market

The mainland edition of Rolling Stone has reportedly sunk under the heavy weight of losses after only 14 months, highlighting the difficulties in establishing American publications in the mainland market.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Journal seeks to boost spending in push for bigger market share

The Hong Kong Economic Journal, which doubled first-quarter display advertising revenue at the expense of rival Hong Kong Economic Times, will boost investment to take market share from quality newspapers such as the Economic Times and the Ming Pao Daily News, market sources told Media Eye last week.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Richard Li's paper fires a volley in whole new ball game

A full-page, black-and-white advertisement on Monday, with a set of Soduku games at the centre, carried the headline: 'The results announcement is not a game!'

Was this a slogan for an investors' education campaign, or regulatory organisations warning investors to make a clear investment decision by going through targeted companies' results announcements?

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Deadline set over Richard Li probe

The Broadcasting Authority has ordered PCCW Media to submit information within the month on the involvement of its parent company's controlling shareholder in the operation of the broadcaster and a Chinese-language newspaper.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Richard Li rises to a different challenge with his 'cheapest toy'

PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai (below), that pioneer in delivering television to the masses whether from outer space or through cables poking into our sitting-room walls, reckons he is up to a challenge of a different sort - how to carve out success in traditional paper-and-ink media.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Newspaper deal within rules, says Richard Li

Despite holding a licence to operate a domestic pay TV service, PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai believes his deal involving a controlling stake in the Hong Kong Economic Journal does not violate rules that forbid media cross-ownership.

Mr Li said yesterday the deal did not violate any media rules as he was buying a stake in the paper only as 'a settler of a trust'.

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A history of influential coverage

First published on July 3, 1973, the Hong Kong Economic Journal was founded by Lam Shan-muk, known by his pen name, Lam Hang-chi. However, since then there has been little change in the layout - few graphics but lots of words - with economic news and related issues remaining the main focus.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Richard Li reaches agreement to buy Economic Journal

Richard Li Tzar-kai, who last week agreed to sell most of his shares in PCCW, has reached an agreement in principle to buy the Hong Kong Economic Journal, market sources said.

The sale probably will include the properties in North Point where the paper is headquartered, the sources added.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am