Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Paid Hong Kong papers fight 3 free dailies

Traditional paid circulation dailies in Hong Kong are fighting back as three free dailies are cutting into their circulation, Nozomu Hayaski of the Asahi Shimbun reports. "The three tabloids are now seen as powerful new kids on the block in Hong Kong's newspaper market, which has a total readership of 2 million. There are more than 10 newspapers in the market, from pro- and anti-China papers to general-interest and English-language newspapers--all competing for fickle readers," Hayaski writes.