One of the city’s oldest Chinese-language newspapers, Hong Kong Commercial Daily, celebrated its 65th anniversary on Thursday with a cocktail reception in Admiralty that drew about 500 dignitaries from various sectors.
In her speech at the gathering Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Commercial Daily had served the people of Hong Kong well for the past 65 years, upholding the principle of speaking for the business sector.
Commercial Daily was launched on Oct 11, 1952 and has been a widely appraised Chinese business-oriented newspaper in Hong Kong.
By providing business information closely connected to Hong Kong’s economy, Commercial Daily had to some degree set the stage for business deals, which indirectly helped boost the city’s economy, Lam noted.
She said it is no accident that Commercial Daily gained a deep foothold in Hong Kong.
Commercial Daily was launched on Oct 11, 1952 and has been a widely appraised Chinese business-oriented newspaper in Hong Kong. It is one of the oldest Chinese newspapers in the city.
The event also marked the founding of the Business School of the Global Commercial Newspaper Union, a professional training institution that promises an international vision.
The Global Commercial Newspaper Union, led by Commercial Daily and Shenzhen Economic Daily, is an international non-government organization formed by commercial newspapers all over the world, including about 70 from the Chinese mainland.
Chen Yin, editor-in-chief of Commercial Daily, in his opening remarks said the newspaper has blazed an unordinary road for the past 65 years.
Dubbed “China’s international media window”, Commercial Daily has not only opened up 27 offices on the mainland over the years but also rolled out its own edition in many countries, including the United States and Indonesia.
Chen revealed that it will continue efforts to build its brand as a bridge, weaving the global business information network, with its publications expected to land in several continents such as Australia and Europe.
Ng Leung-sing, former Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress, said he was a loyal reader of the newspaper for many years.
Ng, who was hired as one of the 80-strong advisers’ group of the newspaper, said the publication has maintained a high quality with its well-rounded knowledge of the country’s development and local issues.
Also attending the event was Yang Jian, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Song Ru’an, deputy commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the HKSAR.