Message from the Managing Director
Commercial Press is the oldest and most influential publishing house
in Modern China, with over 100 years of history spanning three centuries.
Its position in China is outstanding, not simply because of its
long history but because of the way in which it has kept up with
the times. To this day, its three independent divisions in Beijing,
Hong Kong and Taiwan, together with its other domestic and overseas
branches, have remained leading book publishers, distributors and
retailers in their respective localities.
The Commercial Press (H.K.) Ltd., headquartered
in Hong Kong, is positioned between Greater China and the rest of
the world. In addition to developing its local activities, the company
has consistently made it its aim to bridge these two worlds. Because
of this, it has been proactive in both cross-regional business cooperation
and in promoting collaboration between Chinese and international
publishers; in fact, the latter is its long-term goal.
Globalization trends, the technological revolution
and a restructuring of the way in which knowledge is presented in
this new age have prompted us in recent years to evolve from a traditional
book publishing business into a diversified cultural and educational
enterprise. We are currently engaged in developing our online bookstore,
data banks, digital multimedia publications and online educational
In this new era, education is the primary
key to mankind's development. The Commercial Press (H.K.) Ltd. is
accelerating its participation in different aspects of education,
in order to promote the early realization of a new style of education.
M .H. Chan
Managing Director & Editor-in-chief