The Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company was
founded in 1979 specifically to publish textbooks and educational
books for primary and secondary schools. It was set up as a direct
outcome of the commitment of its parent company, The Commercial
Press, to the promotion of education and enlightenment. Today, the
company has become one of Hong Kong's leading local publishers.
In the more than 20 years since its inception, the company has
introduced many innovations in the subject matter, variety and production
techniques of its publications. It now publishes books dealing with
arts subjects, mathematics and science, Putonghua, art and handicrafts,
and moral education. The type of book published includes not only
textbooks but also a variety of extracurricular reading and reference
materials. Traditional printed books are now complemented by electronic
To meet the demand for IT education and e-learning,
a web page called "CyberLearning"
was introduced as early as 1999. Since 2001, this web page, together
with "The Commercial Press Education Website", has been
providing teachers and students with comprehensive online educational
resources. Recently, the Commercial Press Ltd - Educational Resources
Centre was set up to provide even more comprehensive support and
service for the local education scene.
The Hong Kong Educational Publishing Co. also actively participates
in local social, cultural and educational activities. For example,
with its parent company it co-organizes the annual "Book Report
Competition for Secondary School Students", with the aim of
fostering a greater spirit of learning and enquiry among students.
Since the turn of the century, education in Hong Kong and the way
people learn have both been undergoing unprecedented changes. In
view of this, the Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company is firmly
committed to live up to its slogan "Keep abreast of the times
and publish for education". In a spirit of respect for and
cooperation with educational authorities, the company will continue
to provide high quality learning materials to support the ongoing
development of local education.