China Daily Asia Weekly newspaper wins WAN-Ifra award
Asia News NetworkChina Daily Asia Weekly was recently recognized for excellence in editorial content for features in the 2013 Asian Media Awards organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-Ifra).
September 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The award, presented at Publish Asia held in Bangalore, India, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, was for the Chinatown series published in the August 2012 issue. The articles examined the changing face of Chinatowns across the region, capturing their special flavor and shedding light on the transformations taking place and the challenges confronting them.
The series brought out in detail the rich cultural heritage of Chinatowns, opening windows on the rich history of the Chinese diaspora. Interviews with residents of Chinatowns and people from host communities provided vignettes on what the enclaves meant for both ethnic Chinese people and other Asians. The WAN-Ifra contest is considered to be among the most competitive in the industry, drawing entries from the best newspapers in the region.
“It is highly gratifying to see that China Daily Asia Weekly is being recognized by its peers for its editorial excellence,” says Zhou Li, publisher and editor in chief of China Daily Asia Pacific Ltd, publishers of China Daily Asia Weekly in Hong Kong.
“The award is all the more satisfying as the paper is less than three years old. I thank WAN-Ifra and the organizers of this forum for bestowing the honor on this young paper,” adds Zhou.
China Daily Asia Weekly is the Asia edition of China Daily, the national English language daily of China. The 32-page tabloid, headquartered in Hong Kong, is published every Friday. Launched on Dec 10, 2010, China Daily Asia Weekly is now the region's biggest circulation newspaper and is distributed every Friday in 12 countries and regions, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
“I am sure this award will inspire us all to work harder and strive towards an even higher level of journalism,” Zhou says. “Our long-term aspiration is to be a major reference point on China and the rest of Asia for the region's readers.”