Ming Pao

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Ming Pao 明報
Ming Pao logo.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Media Chinese International Limited
Language Chinese
Official website www.mingpao.com
Ming Pao
Simplified Chinese 明报
Traditional Chinese 明報

Ming Pao (traditional Chinese: 明報; simplified Chinese: 明报; pinyin: Míng Bào) is a Chinese-language newspaper published by Ming Pao Group in Hong Kong. In the 1990s, Ming Pao established four overseas branches in North America, each provides independent reporting on local news and collect local advertisements. Currently, only the two Canadian editions remain: Ming Pao Toronto and Ming Pao Vancouver. Ming Pao New York and Ming Pao San Francisco ceased operations on 31 January and 14 February 2009, respectively.

With a mission and long standing editorial direction to present comprehensive, objective and bias-free coverage and analyses on political and economic issues in both mainland China and Hong Kong. According to a Media Credibility Survey conducted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006, Ming Pao was selected as the most credible Chinese language newspaper. It aims at providing comprehensive and accurate reports on political and economic issues in Hong Kong and mainland China. Well known for its accuracy in language, many secondary schools in Hong Kong encourage their students to subscribe to Ming Pao to improve their Chinese language.


Ming Pao was first published on 20 May 1959, and was founded by the famous Chinese wuxia novelist Louis Cha, known better by his pseudonym Jinyong (金庸), and his friend, Shen Pao Sing (沈寶新). Daisy Li Yuet-Wah won an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists for her work with the paper in 1994.[1]

Ming Pao was then taken over by Tiong Hiew King in 1995. Ming Pao now is published by Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of Media Chinese International Limited, which was formed by the successful merger of Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation Limited (Hong Kong), Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad (Malaysia) and Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) in April 2008.

Reader groups[edit]

According to Ming Pao, its main reader groups are the middle class, professionals, managers and corporate decision-makers.


Awards won by Ming Pao Hong Kong in recent years:
Public Evaluation on Media Credibility Survey, conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2001–2006

  • Most Credible Chinese Newspaper

The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2008:

  • The Scoop Award, The Retirement of Zheng Qing Hong

The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2007:

  • The Scoop Award, The Qinghai tourists

The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2006:

  • Excellence in Opinion Writing, Commentary on Candidates for the 3rd chief executive of the HKSAR
  • Excellence in Explanatory Reporting, The saga of Tung stepping down & Tsang rising on the occasion
  • Excellence in Reporting of Breaking News, The Funeral of Zhao Ziyang
  • The Scoop Award, Series on Secretary for Justice – Mr. Wong Yan Lung

IFRA Asia Media Awards 2008:

  • Best in Design, Circulation over 100,000 copies – Bronze Award
  • Best in Newspaper Supplement Award, Circulation below 100,000 copies – Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award
  • Best in Special Coverage – Magazine Special Issue, Circulation over 50,000 copies – Silver Award
  • Best in Photojournalism Award, General News – Silver Award

IFRA Asia Media Awards 2007:

  • Best in Media Cover Design, Circulation over 50,000 copies – Gold Award
  • Best in Newspaper Supplement Award, Circulation below 100,000 – Gold Award

IFRA Asia Media Awards 2006:

  • Best in News Page Design – Gold Award
  • Best in Photography (Sports) – Gold Award

Awards won by Ming Pao Vancouver in recent years:


The homepage of Ming Pao was set up in 1995, one of the earliest newspaper websites in Hong Kong. The Ming Pao website won the "Ten Healthy Websites Contest 2002" of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. Only two news websites among the entire media industry in Hong Kong were given the award, which objectives were said to encourage young people and children to visit websites with healthy information and make proper use of the Internet, and to motivate Internet content providers to create more healthy websites for young people by recognising their efforts.

Merger with Malaysia Sinchew and Nanyang Groups[edit]

In October 1995, Ming Pao was taken over by Tiong Hiew King (Chinese: 張曉卿). On 29 January 2007, Tiong released a proposal to merge the three media groups – Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad (Malaysia), Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) and Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation Limited (Hong Kong). The merged group, named Media Chinese International Limited was dual-listed on the main boards of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in April 2008. All of the existing groups retain their existing publications and independent operations.

Violent assault on editor[edit]

Kevin Lau, who had been chief editor of the journal until January 2014, was attacked in the morning of 26 February 2014 as he was about to take breakfast at a restaurant in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong. He was seriously injured in a targeted knife attack. Journalists and press of the world saw the attack as an attack on press freedom. Thousands of people, led by leading journalists, attended a rally to denounce violence and intimidation of the media.[2]

Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Awards[edit]

Honorary Award

Performance Action Award


Outstanding Discography

Outstanding Male Singer

Outstanding Female Singer

Outstanding Crew

  • 2010: Hanjin Tang for Faith
  • 2011: Johnny Yim, Ronald Ng, Chi-wai Tang, Chris Babida, Benedict Chong and Fergus Chow for 有故事的人


Outstanding Film

Outstanding Actor

Outstanding Actress

Outstanding Crew


Outstanding Programme

Year Winner Nominee
2009 Rosy Business
2010 Fun with Liza and Gods
2011 No Regrets Neighborhood Gourmet
Ghetto Justice
Lives of Omission

Outstanding Actor

Year Winner Nominee
2001 Kenneth Chan
for Project Ji Xiang
2002 Moses Chan
for Where the Legend Begins
2003 Roger Kwok
for Square Pegs
2004 Dayo Wong
for To Catch the Uncatchable
2005 Dr. King-fai Chung
for My Family
2006 Roger Kwok
for Life Made Simple
2007 Damian Lau
for The Conquest
2008 Ha Yu
for Moonlight Resonance
2009 Wayne Lai
for Rosy Business
2010 Moses Chan
for Can't Buy Me Love
Chapman To for OL Supreme
Steven Ma for Ghost Writer
Wayne Lai for Off Pedder
Gallen Lo for Born Rich
2011 Wayne Lai
for No Regrets
Kevin Cheng for Ghetto Justice
David Chiang for Grace Under Fire
Michael Tse for Lives of Omission
Bosco Wong for Lives of Omission

Outstanding Actress

Year Winner Nominee
2001 Ada Choi
for Armed Reaction III
2002 Flora Chan
for A Case of Misadventure
2003 Jessica Hsuan
for Square Pegs
2004 Sheren Tang
for War and Beauty
2005 Liza Wang
for War of In-law
2006 Ada Choi
for Dance of Passion
2007 Louise Lee
for Heart of Greed
2008 Michelle Yim
for Moonlight Resonance
2009 Sheren Tang
for Rosy Business
2010 Charmaine Sheh
for Can't Buy Me Love
Charmaine Sheh for Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Fala Chen for Can't Buy Me Love
Tavia Yeung for Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Susanna Kwan for Beyond the Realm of Conscience
2011 Sheren Tang
for No Regrets
Myolie Wu for Ghetto Justice
Linda Chung for Yes Sir, Sorry Sir
Kate Tsui for Lives of Omission
Fala Chen for Lives of Omission

Outstanding Crew

Year Winner Nominee
2009 Cheung Wah-biu & Chan Ching-yee
for Rosy Business
2010 Mui Siu-ching
for Can't Buy Me Love
2011 Cheung Wah-biu & Chan Ching-yee
for No Regrets
Tong Kei-ming for Ghetto Justice
Lee Tim-shing for No Regrets
Chong Wai-kin for Lives of Omission
To Chi-hak for A.T.M.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Journalists Receive 1996 Press Freedom Awards". Committee to Protect Journalists. 1996. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Siu, Beatrice (3 March 2014). "Pressing the point". The Standard.

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