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Saturday, March 16, 2019, 13:52
China Daily scoops 12 Hong Kong News Awards
By Li Bingcun
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 13:52 By Li Bingcun

This photo combination shows some of the award winning pages by China Daily Hong Kong Edition in the 2019 Hong Kong News Awards.

China Daily Hong Kong Edition continues to shine in the city’s journalism industry by winning 12 prizes at the annual Hong Kong News Awards presented by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong.

Ranked third in terms of prize numbers, it obtained prizes spanning eight categories, including two top awards for Best Science News Reporting and Best Business News Writing (English).

Ranked third in terms of prize numbers, it obtained prizes spanning eight categories, including two top awards for Best Science News Reporting and Best Business News Writing (English)

The awards were chosen among 630 entries from 11 Chinese and English newspapers in the city.

For a second consecutive year, Honey Tsang took the top honor in the Best Science News Reporting category with her reports on the consequences of abusing of antibiotic drugs. The series also won a merit prize in Best News Reporting.

Another impressive prize winner was Luo Weiteng from the business team. With her report “On two little podiums, they’ve worlds apart”, a business feature focusing on China’s highly segmented consumer market, Luo earned first prize for Best Business News Writing (English) for the second time.

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In addition, Luo also won the second runner-up in Best Business News Writing (English) for her story casting a light on the live-streaming craze among “left-behind” teenagers in the mainland’s rural areas.

He Shusi, who entered journalism less than three years ago, scooped her first award as runner-up for the Best Young Reporter. This was for her reports on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and two in-depth stories focusing on development of the city’s technology and transport sector.

Dara Wang, who received last year’s top award for Best Young Reporter, won third prize for Best News Writing (English) with a report a courageous survivor from the Wenchuan earthquake.

Wang was also awarded a merit prize for Best Science News Reporting with a series of reports with Li Likui, a deputy editor of the news desk. The series focused on closer cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland over medical issues.

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Consistent winners of the News Awards, China Daily graphic designer team Mok Kwok-cheong and Billy Wong secured two merit prizes in Best News Page Design (Series). The two winning series include a data journalism project analyzing Hong Kong’s aging problem and a cultural report series about the development of Hong Kong’s martial art movies. Senior data analyst Dong Kai from the news desk also contributed to the data journalism project.

The city’s most prestigious journalism awards, the Hong Kong News Awards, have been held since 1997. They recognize achievements in reporting, writing, photography and design in the news industry.

bingcun@chinadailyhk.com


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