Hong Kong Economic Journal's price increase is a game-changer

After freezing prices at HK$6 for more than a decade, the Hong Kong Economic Journal will become the first Chinese-language newspapers to break a long-established pricing agreement by charging HK$8 from Monday.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 3:36am

Fads rule reading lists in fickle city, booksellers say

Running a bookshop in Hong Kong is hard in the best of times, but the fickle and unpredictable nature of the city's reading preferences makes it even more difficult, booksellers say.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

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Jon Chung, general manager - marketing, Fuji Xerox Hong Kong

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A love affair rekindled

The story of the e-book reader wasn't meant to be like this. Cheap, simple, easy to read in natural light and with a long battery life, the Kindle and its ilk were meant to be to shelves heaving with books what the iPod was to stacks of CDs and LPs. What could go wrong?

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the third dimension

Have you got a screw loose? When you need some DIY essentials in the future, there will be no need to drive to the hardware store. Just download the exact size of the component you need and print it off in 3-D.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Turning profit while singing party praises

After more than 30 years of market reform on the mainland, it may finally be the media's turn to embrace capitalism, whether they want to or not.

Unlike other industries that have moved from state to semi-private ownership, most media on the mainland - television, radio, newspapers - are wholly owned by the state. But by the end of the year, that might begin to change.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Landscapes in the Chinese Style

Stylised works (including, Landscape with Scholar's Rock, left) by the late Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) that re-interpreted traditional scenes and motifs using his signature Benday dots and block contours, rendered in hard, vivid colour. Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Dec 22

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fine line between news and secrets

It is the role of the media to unearth and publish information of public interest, which sometimes means printing or broadcasting material that governments do not want people to know or breaking news that officials want to control.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Protect those trade secrets

In business centres where companies share physical and server space, it is imperative to ensure data security.

Protecting the hard copy is the first and simplest task. Many copiers work with smart cards or passwords and users can only print or copy their own documents.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New life vs decay in the battle for Wing Lee Street

Wing Lee Street may have been saved from demolition a year ago but conservation is difficult because the Urban Renewal Authority has been able to acquire and renovate only four of the 12 tenements.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic display opens as underprivileged children snap up a natural opportunity

An exhibition of prints created by a group of underprivileged students from Kwun Tong and Tin Shui Wai has gone on display at the Sheraton hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and will run until October 17.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Learning to print like a master printer

Master printmaker Yung Sau-mui and her colleagues hosted three YP junior reporters on September 19 at a special printmaking workshop at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei. The workshop was held ahead of XinYiDai! An International University Students Exchange Exhibition at the Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2011, which begins tomorrow and runs until October 16.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Battle for readers will make losers of some newspapers

The curtain has finally been raised on the newspaper war that is likely to determine which will survive, with the launch of the much-anticipated free Chinese-language Sharp Daily, produced by Next Media. This week's first issue had a print run of 800,000.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Free newspaper causes uproar over racy content

Educators called on residential estates and schools to ban distribution of the new free newspaper Sharp Daily, saying the first issue contained inappropriate content.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Another free newspaper hits a crowded market

The city's newest free newspaper was offered to readers yesterday, taking the number of free titles to six in a cut-throat and saturated market.

Sharp Daily is published by Next Media, the same company that produces Apple Daily, which sells just over 290,000 copies at HK$6 each.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am