The Standard

Seven free tabloids may be one too many for Hong Kong

The New Evening Post debuted to mixed reviews. Photo: Sam Tsang

The city's seventh free newspaper arrived to mixed reviews yesterday as some analysts began to wonder whether Hong Kong had finally reached the limit of its appetite for tabloid freebies.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 3:08am

Civil service must be taught integrity

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying certainly has not helped himself with his apparent lack of candour over unauthorised structures. But a bigger issue has come to the fore which, while not his fault, raises serious questions about standards of integrity among senior government servants more broadly.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Conviction ends ICAC officers' stellar run

Two of three graft-busters who were recently convicted for coaching witnesses to provide false evidence in a major fraud case had kept spotless - even stellar - records before their undoing.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

ICAC must repair tarnished image

The self-proclaimed mission of the Independent Commission Against Corruption is to keep Hong Kong fair, just, stable and prosperous by fighting corruption. In pursuit of this objective, its mission statement says ICAC officers will at all times uphold the good name of the commission.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Paint attack on publisher's building

Paint was splashed on the building of the Sing Tao News Corporation in Shau Kei Wan yesterday. White paint was splashed on a window and black paint was poured over a side door. A guard called police at 3.34am and the case was classified as criminal damage. Sing Tao News Corporation publishes the Sing Tao Daily, Headlines Daily and The Standard.

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tracking the covers story

There is a range of opinion regarding the relative merits of the composers who collectively penned what is now known as the Great American Songbook, but almost nobody would dispute that Richard Rodgers' name belongs at or near the top of the list.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Sing Tao profit rises 45pc on higher turnover

Sing Tao News Corp, which this week announced plans to give away free copies of its English-language newspaper, said first-half net profit increased 44.59 per cent from the previous year as sales rose and as income from joint ventures increased.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A crowded market awaits the Standard

The Standard could find itself in an increasingly crowded market when the 58-year-old daily becomes a free publication from Monday.

The Sing Tao News Corp title will be competing against three free Chinese-language papers that distribute more than a million copies each day.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Standard to be a free paper from Monday

Sing Tao News Corp will turn its English-language publication Standard into a free newspaper on Monday as it attempts to reposition the title following the loss of key financial industry advertising.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Sing Tao looking for new printing facilities as Headline grows

Hong Kong's free dailies look to be increasingly confident that they can continue to grab advertising revenue from paid newspapers, with the free Headline Daily rumoured to be adding new printing facilities later this year.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

ICAC did not dodge James To investigation

We feel compelled to rebut the assertion by columnist Lau Nai-keung that the ICAC 'refused to investigate [James] To [Kun-sun] in the first place ...' ('Lawmakers are only human', July 28).

To let this assertion go unanswered is not only unfair to our dedicated staff, but leads to a grossly distorted portrayal of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

ICAC forum to put ethics in spotlight

Conference tackles governance issues after a year of high-profile scandals

The Independent Commission Against Corruption and Hong Kong's six largest chambers of commerce will jointly host a leadership forum in June, in a bid to enhance ethical behaviour and corporate governance.

11 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

New standard

THE Hong Kong Standard closed yesterday after 51 years of publication. It will be replaced from tomorrow by a tabloid newspaper called Hong Kong iMail, which will be published Monday to Saturday.

28 May 2000 - 12:00am

Sing Tao production plans in the balance

Plans to relocate printing and production staff at Sing Tao Holdings Ltd to a new joint venture were hanging in the balance yesterday.

But chief operating officer Stan Tsao said last night that editorial staff would not be affected and the company would seek to minimise possible lay-offs.

24 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Newspaper Society sets out proposals for independent press council on intrusion

An independent press council should be given some protection from libel laws so it can do its job properly, newspaper representatives have proposed.

The Newspaper Society said the problem of media intrusion should be dealt with by a self-regulating body comprising newspaper representatives and members of the public, not by a statutory council empowered to impose fines.

19 Nov 1999 - 12:00am