The Star, China Daily ink deal


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 08 Oct 2006

SINGAPORE: Local businessmen planning to venture into China’s growing economy will now be able to obtain more in-depth articles about the country through a weekly column in The Star known as BizChina

The column, which is published every Monday in The Star’s business pages, first appeared on Sept 18.  

The column is a collaboration between The Star and China Daily. As a newspaper group, the China Daily also publishes the China Business Weekly (CBW) in Beijing.  

China Daily managing director Zhou Li said that through this agreement, Malaysian businessmen would have access to accurate, timely and informative stories on China. 

IT’S OFFICIAL: Ng (left) shaking hands with Zhou after they signed the republishing agreement in Singapore.

“Our reports will enable Malaysian businessmen to get to know about trends and also understand the business culture in China,” Zhou said after the agreement signing ceremony between The Star and China Daily here yesterday. 

The Star's Editorial/Education Advisor Datuk Ng Poh Tip represented the paper while Zhou represented China Daily

Malaysia was the second country to have such an agreement as CBW was also collaborating with The Nation in Bangkok.  

“We have better resources and ties with government and multi-national businesses in China,” Zhou said, adding that they were also voted as the leading English daily which was the most quoted by foreign wire agencies. 

Ng said The Star was happy to provide extra information from a credible source to the business community and readers in general. 

She said that under the agreement, The Star would publish selected articles from CBW in its BizChina column. 

Meanwhile, editors from 14 Asia News Network (ANN) member newspapers attended a three-day forum entitled India-China-Japan: The New Power-Triangle in Asia

Founded on March 19, 1999, ANN is the first co-operative effort between national daily newspapers in Asia with the help of the foundation. 

ANN members are The Statesman (India), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), Sin Chew Daily and The Star (Malaysia), The Straits Times (Singapore), The Nation (Thailand), Viet Nam News (Vietnam), The Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines), Daily Star (Bangladesh), China Daily (China), Daily Yomiuri and Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), The Korea Herald (South Korea) and The Island (Sri Lanka).  

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