Hong Kong, December 24, 1999
Heineken Open Shanghai ATP Tournament wins ATP Award of Excellence
— chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), a pan-Asian integrated Internet company providing a full range of solutions that Build, Distribute, Sell Internet services, was the web developer behind the award-winning official website for the Heineken Open Shanghai ATP Tournament. The website provided seamless media operations for the Heineken Open, and the event has been accredited with the Award of Excellence for Best Media of ATP Tournaments 1999 at the ATP Annual Conference in Hanover, Germany.
During the 10-day event, news, results and photos of the tournament in Shanghai were updated to the website on a real-time basis. International and local media were able to get first-hand, real-time news on the event for reporting purposes. In addition, player information and event schedules were also available on the website. chinadotcom corporation also sponsored PC terminals at the event, providing media as well as participating sportsmen with fast and efficient communications.
Ms. Vicky Hung, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development of chinadotcom corporation, said, "We are delighted to have played such an important role in the award winning tournament. This is an example of how chinadotcom corporation is bringing enriching Internet experiences to life for the Chinese community. This award recognises many of the qualities that we strive to deliver to our clients developing creative solutions, providing the most relevant and compelling content and delivering our services in a timely and efficient manner. This award caps many others that chinadotcom corporation has won internationally for developing world-class solutions for its clients."
Mr. Wang Li Jun, General Manager of Shanghai Bashi Industrial (Group) Company Limited and chief representative of the ATP Tour Shanghai Tournament, said, "Exemplary media operations
was critical to the success of the Heineken Open Shanghai ATP Tournament. chinadotcom corporation's professionalism in designing, building and operating the website has helped Shanghai demonstrate its capability in hosting international events and has further enhanced Shanghai's image as an international and cosmopolitan city. In addition, we are most grateful for the dedication of the chinadotcom corporation production team in providing on-site support during the course of the tournament."
Five awards in different categories were presented by ATP Tour Executive Vice-President Brad Drewett. " We were extremely impressed with Shanghai's outstanding media facilities," said Drewett. "The tournament did a tremendous job in organising the media room and ensuring journalists' requirements were met. One aspect where they were particularly strong was information distribution. Apart from superior physical distribution of information, journalists were also encouraged to use the available computer terminals to visit the tournament website, which was linked to the ATP Tour's own site. From these two websites, journalists had access to a wealth of information on the players, match previews, statistics, press releases and many other relevant details. This made a direct impact on the tournament's press coverage."
To review the website, please visit http://www.heinekenopen.china.com/
About chinadotcom corporation
chinadotcom corporation is the first pan-Asian integrated Internet company listed in the United States (NASDAQ: CHINA). The company provides a full range of Internet services that; 1) build e-commerce strategy and solutions (the Web Connection), 2) distribute content via its portal network (china.com, cww.com, hongkong.com, and taiwan.com), and 3) sell services through online advertising (24/7 Media Asia). chinadotcom corporation is committed to enabling digital communities to realize their full potential, thereby facilitating the development of the Internet in China and across Asia. The company has over 800 employees in 21 offices across 10 Asian markets, including Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. Major corporate shareholders include America Online Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Nortel Network Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc., New World Infrastructure Limited and 24/7 Media Inc.
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