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Yazhou Zhoukan literally as "Asia Weekly", is the only Chinese
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

 language international affairs newsweekly which has been published for over 20 years. Yazhou Zhoukan is now published by Yanzhou Zhoukan Limited, a subsidiary of Media Chinese International Limited
Media Chinese International Limited
Media Chinese International Limited is a leading Chinese language media platform targeting Chinese readers in major Chinese communities worldwide headquartered in Malaysia. Tan Sri Datuk Tiong Hiew King is the Chairman...

 which is based in Malaysia, which is one of the largest global Chinese media platforms targeting Chinese readers in major Chinese communities. It provides political, economic and cultural news around the world.

During its 15th Anniversary in 2002, Yazhou Zhoukan organized its first The Young Chinese Entrepreneur Award. The Award was open to individuals from five regions, including Mainland China
Mainland China
Mainland China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term that refers to the area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China . According to the Taipei-based Mainland Affairs Council, the term excludes the PRC Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and...

, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

, Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

, and Malaysia. This event gathered worldwide Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs to share their experiences and insights.

The headquarters of Yazhou Zhoukan is in Hong Kong. With its team of journalists worldwide, it is able to present global issues and Chinese perspectives on international issues.

History


Yazhou Zhoukan was formerly associated with Asiaweek, which was the English edition focusing on Asia. They were published weekly by Asiaweek Limited, a subsidiary of Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Time Inc. is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 merger of the original Time Inc. and Warner Communications. It publishes 130 magazines, most notably its namesake, Time...

 Based in Hong Kong, it was established in 1975.

Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation Limited got the ownership of Yazhou Zhoukan from Time Warner Inc. in 1994. Currently, Yazhou Zhoukan is published by Yahzhou Zhoukan Limited, a subsidiary of Media Chinese International Limited
Media Chinese International Limited
Media Chinese International Limited is a leading Chinese language media platform targeting Chinese readers in major Chinese communities worldwide headquartered in Malaysia. Tan Sri Datuk Tiong Hiew King is the Chairman...

, which is the parent company of Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation.

Milestones


1987 - Yazhou Zhoukan was first published in December

1991 - Computer Typesetting was first used in producing Yazhou Zhoukan

1992 - Supplement, Global Chinese Business 300 was first launched

1993 - Supplements, Global Chinese Business 500 was first launched

1994 - Time Warner Inc. sold the ownership of Yazhou Zhoukan to Ming Pao Enterprise

1995 - Supplement, Global Chinese Business 100 - China Report was first launched

1998 - The website of Yazhou Zhoukan, yzzk.com, was first introduced

2001 - TOM.COM purchased 50% of shares of shares of Yazhou Zhoukan in March

2002 - The Simplified version of Yazhou Zhoukan was first sold in Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

, Brunei
Brunei
Brunei , officially the State of Brunei Darussalam or the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace , is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia...

 and Malaysia

2002 - The first The Young Chinese Entrepreneur Award was organized in December

2002 - Special Edition of Top 1000 Asian Company was introduced

2003 - Subscription of Yazhou Zhoukan was introduced in Thailand

2003 - Subscription of "Yazhou Zhoukan was introduced in Indonesia

Market positioning


Yazhou Zhoukan is the first Chinese title publishing international issues. Yazhou Zhoukan aims to provide the latest news about the global affairs to Chinese society, leaders and elites internationally. In its role as a Chinese language platform it reports news, current affairs, analysis and opinion.

Readers group


Yazhou Zhoukan reports the Chinese perspectives of all aspects of international issues, including political, economic and cultural fields. Readers of Yazhou Zhoukan are mainly Asians in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Mainland China
Mainland China
Mainland China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term that refers to the area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China . According to the Taipei-based Mainland Affairs Council, the term excludes the PRC Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and...

, Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

, Malaysia, Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

, Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

, Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

, South Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

, Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 etc. The majority of readers belong to the middle class with relatively high incomes and educational level. Most of them are senior management personnel and entrepreneurs.

Achievements


The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2008:
  • Excellence in Human Rights Report (Honorable Mention) - 高耀潔赴美,胡佳網絡建功
  • Excellence in Human Rights Report (Award) - 揭開現代中國奴工產業鏈真相
  • Excellence in News Photography (Honorable Mention) - 澳門民怨沸騰,暗藏七大危機
  • Excellence in Reporting on the Environment (Award) - 環境危機催生中國新民主運動
  • The Scoop Award (Honorable Mention) - 西藏談判僵局,達賴特使密晤京官內情
  • The Local Journalist Award, Chinese Language - 江迅 Jiang Xuen


The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2007:
  • Excellence in Feature Writing (Honorable Mention) - 中國維權新浪潮,中產階段新博奕
  • Excellence in Magazine Front Cover Design (Honorable Mention) - 以色列中國民工賭命
  • Excellence in Opinion Writing (Award) - 程翔系列


The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards 2006:
  • Excellence in Human Rights Report (Honorable Mention) - 中國維權人士律師,法治先鋒
  • Excellence in Feature Writing (Award) - 快樂的是是菲律賓人超越政經痛苦
  • Excellence in Opinion Writing (Honorable Mention) - 美越為越戰翻案


Yazhou Zhoukan has also won several awards from various organizations. In March 2003, its photographer Kwong Wingkeung has won the Focus at the Frontline 2002 organized by the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association in the Photo Essay Category for his work, Afghan- being neglected because of her peace. Three month later, the story Exclusive Report: Liu Xiaoqing, the Movie Star of the Mainland China, was Imprisoned has won the 2003 SOPA Editorial Excellence Award for Excellence in Reporting, Chinese Language Category.

Yazhou Zhoukan Young Chinese Entrepreneur Award


In 2002, Yazhou Zhoukan was elected the most popular Chinese magazine among Asian financiers and executives. In 2002, the 15th Anniversary of Yazhou Zhoukan, it organizes its first The Young Chinese Entrepreneur Award. It aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to excel in their fields in order to create a good prospect for the Asian economic climate.

Application Criteria:
  • Applicants should be aged below 40

  • Business Achievements: Achieved commercial success, demonstrated business growth and development through financial return and market position in the regional or global market

  • Entrepreneurship: Demonstrated the leadership and ability essential to long-term business success

  • Innovation: Established creative ideas and innovative programmes that enabled the organization to excel against competitors in the industry


This award is open to individuals from five regions, including Mainland China
Mainland China
Mainland China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term that refers to the area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China . According to the Taipei-based Mainland Affairs Council, the term excludes the PRC Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and...

, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

, Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

 and Malaysia. Only one winner is selected from each of the five important Asian regions. The winners of the Young Chinese Entrepreneur Awards are mainly CEOs or Group Managing Directors of the companies with prestigious status.

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