Hong Kong Economic Journal
信報財經新聞
HKEJ logo
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Richard Li (李澤楷)
Founder(s)Lam Shan-muk (林山木)
PublisherHong Kong Economic Journal Company Limited
Editor-in-chiefAlice Kwok Yim-ming
Founded3 July 1973
Political alignmentModerate
LanguageTraditional Chinese
CityHong Kong
Websitewww.hkej.com
Hong Kong Economic Journal
Traditional Chinese信報財經新聞
Simplified Chinese信报财经新闻

The Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ). is a Chinese-language daily newspaper published in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Economic Journal Co., Ltd.. Available in both Hong Kong and Macau, the newspaper mainly focuses on economic news and other related, usually political issues. The newsjournal is also available to some air passengers – those travelling to the United States, Canada, and Europe. It is authorised by the Hong Kong government to publish announcements related to some law issues.

History

The Hong Kong Economic Journal was founded by Lam Shan-muk [zh] (林山木), commonly known by his pen name Lam Hang-chi (林行止), who first worked as a data collector for Ming Pao during the 1960s and later as an assistant editor for the evening version of Ming Pao—and Law Chi-Ping (Chinese: 羅治平; Jyutping: lo4 zi6 ping4) – who withdrew his shares later. Together they saw the possibility of developing an economic journal for the Hong Kong public in the early 1970s (although some sources have suggested that it was Lok Yau-Mui (駱友梅), his wife, and not Law Chi-Ping who was the true co-founder[citation needed]) and the newspaper was first published on 3 July 1973.[citation needed]

In July 2008, HKEJ launched its official website hkej.com which contains the daily newspaper content, instant news, real time stock quotes and different kinds of financial data and information.[citation needed]

In February 2011, HKEJ launched its English website, EJ Insight.[1]

In July 2016 the paper suspended the column of Joseph Lian Yi-zheng (練乙錚). Lian, a former member of the Central Policy Unit as well as the former editor-in-chief of HKEJ, had recently written pieces sympathetic to the localist movement, leading to allegations that his dismissal was motivated by self-censorship.[2][3] A group of current and former HKEJ staff penned a letter demanding that editor-in-chief Alice Kwok Yim-ming revoke and explain the decision.[3]

Ownership

It was reported that, as early as 10 January 2006, the Lam's family was in negotiation with Richard Li (head of Hong Kong-based telecommunication giant PCCW) and another local mass-media company for the sale of the newspaper.[4]

On 9 August 2006, Clemont Media Limited, in which Li is the settler of the trust, bought a 50% stake in the newspaper. In August 2014, Clermont Media Limited acquired the remaining shares from Shun Po Company Limited and wholly owned the company.[citation needed]

Sections

The Journal's pages are categorised into "News", "Investment", "Technology", "Editorials" and "Supplement".

Related publications

EJ Insight

EJ Insight is the online English language news website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal. It was launched in February 2011. The content comprises a mix of original English reporting and pieces translated from the Chinese language HKEJ.[1]

Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly

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The Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly (信報財經月刊) is a monthly magazine associated with the newspaper. First published in March 1977, this magazine also belongs to Hong Kong Economic Journal Co., Ltd. Its contents are mainly about Hong Kong, mainland China, and international economics and finance. Different from the newspaper, the magazine is sold around the world, including Hong Kong, mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Australia, and the United States. The current chief editor of the magazine is Vincent Teng Chuen-cheong (鄧傳鏘).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "EJ Insight". Hong Kong Economic Journal. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ Tong, Elson (29 July 2016). "HK Economic Journal to suspend veteran political commentator Joseph Lian's column". Hong Kong Free Press.
  3. ^ a b Lin, Gene (2 August 2016). "HK Economic Journal should restore outspoken writer's column, says letter from employees". Hong Kong Free Press.
  4. ^ Lau, Justine (11 January 2006). "HK mulls Richard Li's newspaper aspirations". Archived from the original on 10 December 2022.