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SPH secures publication and distribution rights for China Daily Asia Weekly

Singapore, 6 September 2012 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has been awarded the publication and distribution rights for China Daily Asia Weekly in Singapore. The first issue will be out on Friday, 7 September.

The China Daily Asia Weekly is an English-language 24-page weekly tabloid published every Friday. It is targeted at business owners and senior executives from industries ranging from banking and finance to hotels, properties and luxury brands. 

It will feature news, views and analyses from China as well as the region, covering areas such as news, business, personality profiles, lifestyle and commentary. The circulation run in Singapore will be 20,000 copies. 

First launched in 2010 in Hong Kong, it is also widely distributed in the region, including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. China Daily Asia Weekly is a publication of China Daily, the leading national English-language daily newspaper of China.

Each copy of the China Daily Asia Weekly is priced at $3 per copy and is available at major bookshops and convenience stores. Complimentary copies are also distributed at selected leading hotels, airlines, airport lounges and tertiary institutions. 

In addition to China Daily Asia Weekly, SPH also publishes and distributes other overseas newspaper and magazine titles such as Asahi Shimbun, Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, Forbes Asia, The Economist and Yazhou Zhoukan. 

Mr Zhou Li, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of China Daily Asia Pacific said: “It is important for us to have a footprint in Singapore and for its decision makers to have access to news from China and its related regional news from a local perspective. Our objective and contents are tailor-made to develop and enrich the bilateral understanding and increase the economic awareness of China, Singapore and the region.”

Subscription charges start at $64 for a 6-month package and $112.50 for a one-year package. Subscribers signing up for the one-year package will receive a book titled "Reflections", which is a compilation of insightful interviews with some of Asia’s illustrious businessmen, thought leaders and scholars. These include Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman, East Asian Institute Singapore; Mr Amar Babu, Managing Director, Lenovo India and Mr Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling, Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group, Malaysia.

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp,, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.


SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

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