Sudden Weekly

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Sudden Weekly
PublisherNext Media
Paid circulation77,588/week Jul–Dec 2014 avg [1]
First issueAugust 6, 1995; 23 years ago (1995-08-06)
Final issueAugust 7, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-08-07)
Based inHong Kong

Sudden Weekly (Chinese: 忽然一週) was a women's magazine published in Hong Kong by Jimmy Lai's Next Media Limited from 1995 until 2015.[2] The magazine featured articles on celebrities and targeted women's.[2] It ceased publication on 7 August 2015.[2][3]


Issue 493 of the magazine (dated 7 January 2005 but delivered to newsstands on the night of 6 January) carried a story that included photographs of Director of the Chief Executive's Office Lam Woon-kwong with a woman outside a hotel in Tokyo and an interview with his wife of nearly 30 years. Lam resigned on the same evening, citing "in view of the media report on my private affairs, I tendered my resignation to the chief executive today".[4]


  1. ^ "Annual Report 2014-2015" (PDF). HKEX news (in Chinese). Next Media. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Eric Cheung (21 July 2015). "A 'harsh winter' for print media? Layoffs as Sudden Weekly to cease publication in August". Hong Kong Free Press. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ Isaac Cheung (21 July 2015). "HK gossip mag Sudden Weekly to cease publication after 20 years". Hong Kong Coconuts. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. ^ Leung, Ambrose (7 January 2005). "Tung's top aide resigns over Tokyo photos with female friend". South China Morning Post. Alibaba. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

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