Tsai Eng-meng

Lai vows to keep Taiwan print empire

A deal for Next Media's TV and print assets in Taiwan failed.

Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai Chee-ying yesterday said he would continue to run his print empire in Taiwan now that a NT$17.5 billion (HK$4.55 billion) deal to sell Next Media's combined print and TV assets on the island has fallen through.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 4:46am

Tsai Eng-meng lived up to his bulldog reputation with Next purchase

Taiwanese billionaire Tsai Eng-meng

Perhaps the best way to sum up Tsai Eng-meng's character is to call him, as a friend of his did, "a wilful bulldog with unyielding fighting spirit".

8 Dec 2012 - 6:32am

Tycoon Tsai Eng-meng accuses ATV of mismanagement

Taiwanese billionaire Tsai Eng-meng. Photo: Oliver Tsang

A row over free-television licences has given renewed impetus to a battle among ATV shareholders, with Taiwanese tycoon Tsai Eng-meng accusing the broadcaster of mismanagement and risking its licence.

Tsai's company, San Want Media Holdings, sought leave from the High Court yesterday to apply for the appointment of an independent supervisor to the station's board of directors.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:35am

Protests in Taipei as Jimmy Lai inks Next Media deal

Demonstrators scuffle with police during a protest against the sale of influential media outlets to a pro-China businessman in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Asian media mogul Jimmy Lai’s sale of his Taiwan holdings has sparked protests in Taipei as fears grow it will greatly expand Chinese influence on the democratic island.

27 Nov 2012 - 8:23pm 1 comment