2016

Nov New World Development selected as constituent stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index for two consecutive years
Oct New World Group epitomises the spirit of The Artisanal Movement as it sweeps up “HR Grand Winner” and eleven other
Oct A record number of 2,734 participants with Rio Olympic swimmers from Hong Kong and overseas took part in New World Harbour Race 2016
Oct New World Group Exemplifies Bespoke Craftsmanship by Attaining the First WELL Pre-Certification world wide
Sep New World Development – The Big Winner at Asia’s Training and Development Excellence Awards And 30th International ARC Awards Competition
Aug Successful bidding of a prime land parcel in Qianhai, Shenzhen at RMB 4,207.2 million by New World Development and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, striving to build the second commercial project of the Group in Qianhai
Jul New World Group’s Park Signature, The Austin & Eight Kwai Fong Demonstrating The Artisanal Movement Granted 2016 Quality Building Awards
Jun NWD Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia Second Consecutive Year
Apr D.PARK Unveils Brands New, Revamped Image: "The World's First Multiple Intelligence Kids Mall"

2015

Oct New World Harbour Race 2015 celebrates 5th anniversary with record number of 2,330 swimmers
Sep New World Development is selected as Constituent Stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index
Apr New World Harbour Race 2014 wins top honour in International Mercury Awards
Mar New World Development is named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia
Mar Adrian Cheng promoted to NWD Executive Vice-chairman
Feb New World Group Charity Foundation Donates for the Establishment of a Clinical and Translational Laboratory for Hong Kong and Mainland
Jan New World Group Organises the first Qianhai - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Athletics Carnival
Jan NWS Holdings expands into commercial aircraft leasing by acquiring 40% interest in Goshawk Aviation Limited
Jan New World Group publishes second Sustainability Report verified by independent assurance

2014

Nov New World International Triathlon held on 30 November draws about 400 international and local triathletes
Oct Rosewood Beijing, the first Rosewood property in Mainland China, opens
Oct New World China Land holds National Staff Sports Meet
Oct New World Harbour Race 2014 draws 1,915 swimmers to compete in the Race on 12 October
Oct NWD launches PAVILIA HILL for sale
Oct New World Development wins tender for property development project atop Tai Wai Station
Sep K11 marks its fifth anniversary
Jul New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel opens
Jun NWD launches GRAND AUSTIN for sale
May First New World Springboard Inter-District Swimming Championships attracts over 100 students from New World Swimming Academy
Jan New World Development releases its first Sustainability Report
Jan Groundbreaking of New Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital.

2013

Dec New Year.New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations usher in the New Year 2014 draws hundreds and thousands of spectators.
Dec NWS Holdings Limited acquires equity shares in Beijing Capital International Airport to become its second largest shareholder.
Dec New World International Triathlon, the first urban triathlon held in Hong Kong, was staged on 1 December 2013.
Nov New World Group sponsors New World Cycling Charity Championship 2013.
Nov NWD launches EIGHT SOUTH LANE for sale.
Oct NWD launches THE AUSTIN for sale.
Oct New World Harbour Race 2013  draws  1,679 swimmers to compete  in the Race  on  6 October 2013.
Aug NWD launches PARK SIGNATURE for sale.
Jul NWD launches THE WOODSVILLE for sale.
May New World Hospitality changes name to Rosewood Hotel Group.
Mar NWS invests in the Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital.
Jan The first phase of New World Basketball League and the second phase of New World Swimming Academy begin.
Jan The new self-owned Xi'an Store grandly opens.
Jan HKCEC is named Asia's Best Convention and Exhibition Centre ten years in a row.
Jan New World Development and Vanke Property (Hong Kong) win the West Rail Tsuen Wan West Station TW6 Property Development.

2012

Dec New Year.New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations ushers in the New Year with hundreds of thousands of spectators on both sides of Victoria Harbour.
Dec Yancheng New World Department Store opens.
Dec New World Group holds Fun Day to celebrate its 40th listing anniversary with staff and their families.
Nov 40th listing anniversary of NWD.
Nov NWD launches New World CLUB.
Nov NWD launches The Reach and Double Cove.
Oct New World Harbour Race 2012 draws 1,679 swimmers to compete in 12 categories on 21 October.
Oct NWS Holdings establishes Hip Seng Construction.
Oct New Year.New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations is title-sponsored by New World Development Company Limited.
Sep New World Group sponsors New World Cycling Charity Championship 2012.
Aug New World Group launches New World Springboard sustainable community programme.
Jul New World Group launches The Green Book and its free mobile app promoting green living.
Jul New World Group establishes Love‧New World Volunteers Club.
Jun New World Group sponsors the iconic sports event New World Harbour Race 2012.
May NWD launches The Riverpark for sale.
May New World Group launches New World Swimming Academy to nurture under-resourced children.
May New World Group launches new corporate core values UNITI.
Mar New World Group inaugurates art gallery ART ONE in Convention Plaza.
Mar NWD launches The Signature for sale.
Mar New World Group launches Group Sustainability Steering Committee and issues Sustainability Policy.
Feb NWS Kwai Chung Logistics Centre opens.
Jan NWS Holdings completes acquisition of 95% of Hangzhou Ring Road in Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province.
Jan HKCEC is named Asia's Best Convention and Exhibition Centre nine years in a row.
Jan New World Group establishes New World Sports Club.

2011

Dec NWDS sets up Mianyang New World Department Store, its first store in Mianyang City.
Oct New World Harbour Race 2011 is successfully held on 16 Oct 2011. The Race receives positive feedbacks and attracts a total of 1,000 participants, spanning the individual and team categories.
Aug New World Group announces its full support to New World Harbour Race, an iconic sporting event organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association after a 33-year hiatus.
Jul New World Hospitality hotel management company completes a transaction to purchase Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, L.L.C. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will operate as the ultra-luxury brand in New World Hospitality's portfolio.
Jul With NWS Holdings as the major shareholder, Newton Resources Ltd (Stock Code: 1231) is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Jul New World Group participates in MSF Day 2011 and has raised HK$480,000, becoming the corporation raising the highest amount of the year for the fifth time.
May NWDS opens its third store in Shenyang, namely the Shenyang New World Department Store.
Apr New World Department Store's first store in Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou New World Department Store, commences operation on 22 April 2011.
Mar NWS Holdings announces the acquisition of interest in three water projects in Jiangsu province through its joint venture entity with an attributed total investment amount of approximately RMB300 million. The three water projects, namely Nanjing Golden State Chengbei Waste Water Treatment Plant, Taizhou Golden State Water Plant and Taizhou Golden Harbor Water Plant, are already in operation with a concession period of 30 years.
Jan The Teaching Hotel of CUHK invested by New World Group with HK$1.3 billion is opened on 4 January. It comprises Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin and the teaching building named Cheng Yu Tung Building.

2010

Dec The Guangzhou Dongxin Expressway, in which NWS Holdings holds 40.8% equity interest, is officially opened on 31 December 2010.
Dec The world's first K11 Design Store has its grand opening in the K11 Art Mall in Hong Kong.
Dec NWD purchases the remaining 50% interest in Discovery Park Shopping Mall and its 1,000 car parking spaces, making it wholly owned by the Group.
Dec Organized by Beijing Tsinghua University, co-organized by International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, fully supported by NWD and China Young Leaders Foundation, the second "New World Mathematics Awards" Presentation Ceremony was held successfully in Beijing.
Nov NWDS accredited as Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year.
Oct The FY2009 annual reports of New World Group have received various awards in the 2010 Galaxy Awards.
Sep New World Department Store China Limited opens its fifth store, Beijing New World Qianzi Department Store, in Beijing on 22 September 2010.
Sep New World Group announces the establishment of the Green New World Volunteers to fulfill its commitment to corporate social responsibility and support the sustainable development of the environment.
Jul K11 Multicultural Living Area is unveiled in Hankou in the city centre of Wuhan.
Jul On 16 July, K11 ECO HOME, the first large-scale exhibition project of K11 Eco Action, is unveiled in Chongwen District, Beijing.
Jul New World Group participates in MSF Day 2010 this year and has raised a total donation amount of HK$410,000, becoming the corporation raising the highest amount of the year. This is the fourth time for New World Group to receive such an honour.
Jun NWS Holdings Limited enters into the Share Transfer Agreement in respect of the acquisition of 8% equity interest in China United International Rail Containers Co.("CUIRC"), Limited. Upon completion, NWS Holdings will increase its interest holding to an aggregate of 30% in CUIRC and remains the second largest shareholder of CUIRC.
Jun New World Development Company Limited launches a brand new Green New World website, providing direct and immediate access to the comprehensive environmental-related information of the Group. The Group also unveils its Green New World logo.
May New World Department Store China Limited's fourth store in Beijing, Beijing Shishang New World Department Store, is launched on 13 May 2010.
Apr Five group companies of New World Group are awarded Manpower Developer 1st under the ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme, proving their commitment and excellent performance in staff training.
Apr New World Group's FY2009 annual reports win several awards in the 2010 Astrid Awards, organised by MerComm, Inc.
Mar New World Development Company Limited and its 27 group companies are awarded the 2009/10 Caring Company Logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, recognising their contribution to and outstanding performance in corporate social responsibility during the past year.
Mar The FY2009 annual reports of New World Group receive various awards in the 23rd Annual International Mercury Awards, recognising its outstanding performance in corporate communication.

2009

Dec K11, the world's first art mall developed by New World Development celebrates its grand opening.
Dec NWCL is awarded 2009 China Best Corporate Citizen three years in a row.
Oct Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, a hotel owned by NWD is re-opened on 2 October.
Oct The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) together with the adjacent Golden Bauhinia Square has been voted as One of the 60 top landmarks in China by 32 major media organisations in China.
Sep L'Arc Macau is officially open, the first hotel in Macau owned by NWHML.
Aug New World Group's FY2008 annual reports have been awarded the 2009 International ARC Awards, organised by MerComm, Inc. NWCL FY2008 annual report wins the Silver Award in Cover Photo / Design - Housing Related Products / Services; NWS FY2008 annual report wins the Bronze Award in Overall Annual Report - Conglomerate and the Honours Award in Overall Annual Report - Diversified Business; NWDS FY2008 annual report wins the Honours Award in Cover Photo / Design - Retail: Convenience & Department Store category.
Aug NWD joins hands with Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation to build a bridge in Taibai Village, a rural area in Gansu, China and names it New World Wu Zhi Qiao after the completion ceremony on 1 August.
Jul Located in Jiangzhenba of Weizhou Town, the new waterworks of Wenchuan partially funded by NWCL has been formally completed and put into operation.
Jul New World Group participates in MSF Day 2009 and has raised a total donation amount of HK$480,000, becoming the corporation raising the highest amount for three consecutive years.
Jul New World Hotel Dalian is opened.
Jun NWDS starts its rebranding programme with a new operation concept of Fashion Style and Living Style, bringing customers an entirely new shopping experience.
Apr New World Facilities Management Limited, a subsidiary of NWD, has successfully been awarded the contract for management and operation services for the Hong Kong Centre for Youth Development in Chai Wan, which is under the HKSAR's Home Affairs Bureau, starting from 23 April.
Apr New World Group's FY2008 annual reports have won the 19th International Astrid Awards, organised by MerComm, Inc. NWD FY2008 annual report wins the Bronze Award in Covers: Annual Reports - Photography (People, Place, Products); NWCL FY2008 annual report wins the Silver Award in Photography: Landscape / Places and Annual Report - Overall Presentation - Corporations: Traditional Format Over 160 pages categories, and Bronze Award in Photography: Annual Report category; NWDS FY2008 annual report wins the Bronze Award in Covers: Annual Report - Artistic (Graphics / Illustrations) category.
Apr The HKCEC has completed its HK$1.4 billion (US$180 million) expansion, bringing the centre's exhibition space to 83,000 sq m (893,080 sq ft) and total rentable space for events and activities to over 92,000 sq m (989,920 sq ft).
Feb Jointly developed by NWD and School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Shatin, a hotel owned by NWD, is launched on 11 February.
Feb New World Group and its 28 group companies are awarded Caring Companies, recognising their achievement in corporate social responsibility. It is also the fifth year NWD has been awarded with this accolade. In addition, NWS receives the Total Caring Award.
Feb The FY2008 annual reports of New World Group receive various awards in the 22nd Annual International Mercury Awards, recognising its outstanding performance in corporate communication. NWD wins the Silver Award in Annual Reports - Overall Presentation: Multi-industry; NWS wins the Bronze Award in Annual Reports - Overall Presentation: Conglomerate; NWCL wins the Gold Awards in Annual Report Covers - Graphics, Illustrations, Typographics, Annual Reports - Overall Presentation: Housing Development & Sales and the Mercury Grand Award: Annual Report - Eastern Hemisphere, while NWDS wins the Bronze Award in "Annual Reports - Overall Presentation: Department Store".

2008

Dec NWCL is awarded 2008 China Best Corporate Citizen for two years in a row.
Nov Dr Cheng Yu-Tung, Chairman of New World Development Company Limited, is awarded the Ivey Business Leader Award by the Richard Ivey School of Business of The University of Western Ontario, in recognition of his contribution to the business and education sectors, as well as his contribution to the establishment of the Ivey Business School's Asian campus.
Nov Harbour Place, a property of New World Group, receives several accolades in the HKIS Property Marketing Award 2008, including The Best Environmental Construction Award 2008, Top Ten Property Marketing Awards 2008 and Top Ten Property Sales Brochures Awards 2008. The awards are organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Oct Dr Cheng Yu-Tung, Chairman of New World Development Company Limited is awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in recognition of his significant contribution to the Hong Kong society.
Oct NWD corporate website is awarded gold prize in e-Inclusion Campaign 2008 organised by Internet Professional Association Limited. The award aims to recognize the barrier-free websites which help provide needy communities with equal opportunities in sharing the benefits brought about by the development of the internet in Hong Kong.
Sep New World China Land holds a ground-breaking ceremony for Anshan New World Garden Phase 1, the company's first project in Anshan, Liaoning Province.
Aug NWS and NWDS FY2007 annual reports win awards in the 22nd International ARC Awards. NWS wins the Bronze Award in Cover Design: Infrastructure while NWDS wins the Bronze Award for Interior Design: Retail and the Honors Award for Cover Photo/Design: Retail - Convenience & Dept. Store.
Jun New World Strategic Investment Limited ("NWSI") completes the investment in Biomax Environment Holdings Limited ("Biomax"). NWSI's investment in Biomax amounts to approximately RMB200 million.
Jun NWS receives the Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia.
May NWCL acquires the site, north of Lincheng Street in Qianshan District High-Tech Industrial Zone in Anshan, Liaoning, with the total premium amounting to RMB 399.8 million. The land, with an area of 228,000 sq m, will be developed into a middle to high-end residential area.
May NWD FY2007 Annual Reports win the Gold Award in the category of Annual Report - Overall Presentation: Corporations, while that of NWS win the Bronze Award in the same category. NWS has also won Annual Report - Photography Gold Award and NWCL wins the Silver Award in the category of Annual Report - Cover.
May NWD, together with Dr Henry Cheng, Managing Director of NWD, on his behalf have donated more than RMB 50 million, and have donated 300 sets of wireless communication equipment which are worth RMB 15 million to the front-line rescuing team, supporting the disaster-relief effort in the affected areas. Meanwhile, NWCL initiates staff members in regional offices to participate in the donation activities, including donating bloods and raising funds, as well as sourcing other resources and drugs in need to the affected areas. Other subsidiaries in the Group have also been actively supporting the relief work through various ways, to encourage employees to support the earthquake relief work in Sichuan.
Apr New World Hotel Wuhan is officially opened.
Apr NWD and China Young Leaders Foundation join hands with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation to launch an exhibition project People Power In A New World Youth Arts Exhibition.
Apr NWS acquires stake in Chongqing Water Group ("CWG"). Together with SUEZ Environment, the Group signs a strategic cooperation agreement and a share purchase agreement with CWG, becoming the strategic investment partner of the later.
Mar New World Development Company Limited joins hands with Tuen Mun Youths Association to set up a social enterprise named Road to Green - Striving for a Young New World.
Feb FY2007 Annual Reports of NWD, NWCL and NWDS have won International Mercury Awards.
Feb New World Group and its 25 group companies are awarded Caring Companies, recognising their achievement in corporate social responsibility.

2007

Dec First New World Mathematics Awards announced in Hangzhou, China on 17 December 2007.
Dec Harbour Place, a property of New World Group, is launched.
Nov NWD signs an agreement with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts on 29 November 2007. Hyatt will manage a luxurious 384-room Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is part of the prestigious mixed-used complex in Hanoi Road, Kowloon.
Oct A topping-out ceremony is held for The Chinese University of Hong Kong's teaching hotel which is developed by NWD on the campus of CUHK. The hotel is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.
Sep NWCL is awarded the 2007 Leading Overseas Corporate Brand investing in China Real Estate in Beijing by China Real Estate Top10 Research Team in its latest brand value research report. For four years in a row, NWCL has been on the list of the Top10 National Real Estate Developers Brand Value category.
Aug NWCL FY2006 Annual Report has won the Honors for Overall Annual Report in the International ARC Awards.
Jul New World Department Store China Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0825) is listed on HKSE.
Jul New World Group contributes RMB50 million for the Beijing Olympic National Aquatics Centre.
Jul Over 2,000 staff members of New World Group join the MSF Day 2007, raising a sum of HK$520,000. The Group has contributed the highest amount to the event for the second consecutive year and is also the corporation with the highest number of participants.
May The FY2006 Annual Reports of NWCL and NWSH have won the Gold Awards in the category of Annual Reports - Overall Presentation - Corporate and Covers: Annual Report respectively at the 17th International Astrid Awards.
Apr New World Group and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs sign a new agreement for New World/ Harvard Kennedy School of Government Fellows Program.
Apr New World Group launches New World Young Leaders to support the nurturing of future leaders in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Apr NWD donates HK$5 million to Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation as the Foundation's seed money.
Mar NWD FY2006 Annual Report wins the Silver Award in the category of Annual Report - Overall Presentation: Holdings & Property Development while that of NWCL wins the Bronze Award in the category of Design: Annual Report - Interior in the 20th International Mercury Awards.
Mar Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong is named Hotel of the Year by Marriott International Lodging for 2006.
Feb New World Group and its 25 group companies are awarded Caring Companies, recognising their achievement in corporate social responsibility
Jan NWCL is awarded 2006 China Outstanding Real Estate Corporate Citizen award by national Corporate Citizen Committee and national media China Real Estate Business.

2006

Dec Wuhan New World Centre of NWCL is awarded the 2006-2007 China Top10 New Landmark Building.
Nov NWD's The Grandiose in Tseung Kwan O is awarded Top Ten Property Marketing Projects and Top Ten Property Sales Brochures by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors while The Merton in Sheung Wan also wins Top Ten Property Marketing Projects Award and Top Ten Flat Layouts Award.
Nov NWSH garners Corporate & Public Category - Financial Award in the Asia Pacific PR Awards 2006.
Nov The Board of Directors of NWSH is presented the Directors of the Year Awards - Listed Companies (SEHK - Non Hang Seng Index Constituents) Boards by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors on 21 November 2006.
Oct NWD and MSF jointly organise New World MSF Day on 13 October 2006. HK$300,000 is raised and the Group is the corporation contributing the highest amount to the event.
Sep NWCL is awarded the 2006 Leading China Real Estate Company Brand and China Real Estate Top 10 Research Team.
Sep NWCL is named 2006 China Blue Chip Real Estate Corporation by national financial newspapers The Economic Observer and Sina.com. NWCL is the only Hong Kong and overseas developer among a group of 18.
Sep NWSH signs the joint venture agreement with a subsidiary of the Ministry of Railways, China Railway Container Transport Corp. Ltd., and other joint venture parties to set up a joint venture enterprise, China United International Rail Containers Co., Limited, which is a 50-year joint venture to develop and manage 18 large-scale pivotal rail container terminals in 18 major cities in Mainland China.
Aug New World Group triumphs in the International ARC Awards 2006. NWCL and NWD FY2005 Annual Reports win the Gold and Silver Awards respectively in Overall Annual Report: Real Estate Development/ Service category. NWSH FY2005 Annual Report is honoured with Silver Award in Interior Design and Honor in Cover Design/Photo in the Conglomerate sector.
May New World Central Park-view of NWCL is voted the Most Satisfied Luxurious Residential Community of Guangzhou by a poll organised by the Guangdong Provincial Research Centre.
May Palm Island Resort of NWCL in Huiyang wins the Outstanding Resort Club Award in the 2006 Hong Kong Golf Media Golden Globe Award, hosted by the Association of Hong Kong Golf Media.
May NWCL donates RMB one million dollars to Tianjin Disabled Person Foundation.
Apr New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai wins Bronze prize in the prestigious international 2005 Adrain Awards in the Web-Marketing category. At the same time, the Hotel also wins the title of Best Business Hotel in Shanghai.
Mar Dr Henry Cheng, Managing Director of New World Development ("NWD"), is presented The Award of Yan-Huang by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to commend his contribution to talent training in Mainland China through New World Training Programme for Senior Government Officials.
Mar The merger of the mobile telecommunications businesses of New World PCS Limited and Hong Kong CSL Limited is completed. The merged group is named the CSL New World Mobility Group, with New World Mobile Holdings Limited holding 23.6% of its interest.
Feb NWD and its 25 group companies are awarded the Caring Company Logo, recognising our outstanding performance in corporate performance in corporate social responsibility.
Jan Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") is once again voted the most popular exhibition venue in the Asia-Pacific region in the 2005 industry survey conducted by CEI Asia Pacific magazine.

2005

Dec Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway (Guangzhou-Zhuhai Northern Section) commences operation. Its maximum capacity can be as high as 120,000 vehicles per day.
Dec Cheng Yu Tung Foundation donates HK$30 million to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for its academic and research development, and to promote academic exchanges.
Nov NWS Holdings wins the first runner-up for Private Sector Department of the Year in the prestigious Asia Pacific PR Awards 2005.
Sep New World China Land ("NWCL") is ranked first in 2005 Top 10 China's Real Estate Company Brand Value event in Beijing by China Real Estate Top 10 Research Team. NWCL is the only Hong Kong developer among the local awardees.
Sep NWD is presented with Community Chest Award of Distinction in recognition of our contributions for their 2004/2005 campaign year.
Sep NWD wins awards in the International ARC Awards 2005, with NWCL being awarded for three consecutive years. NWCL's FY2004 Annual Report wins the Honours Award in Overall Annual Report: Construction/ Engineering category; while NWTMT's FY2004 Annual Report, together with New World TMT Review win the Silver Award in Overall Annual Report : Printing & Publishing category.
Sep NWS Holdings signs a letter of intent with China Railway Container Transport Corp. Ltd., established in Mainland China by the Ministry of Railways, and other independent third parties to set up a 50-year joint venture to develop, operate and manage 18 large-scale pivotal rail container terminals in 18 major cities of Mainland China.
Sep Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower and Wuhan New World Trade Centre are awarded the 2004 China Top 10 New Landmark Building.
Aug HKCEC's plan to expand its atrium link by adding 19,400 sq m or 30% of exhibition space is approved by the Town Planning Board.
Jul Dr Henry Cheng, Chairman of NWS Holding, is presented with the Legion d'Honneur by Mr Francois Loos, Minister Delegate for Industry of France. The honour, which is France's highest decoration, recognises Dr Cheng's contribution to Sino-French economic development through active investments by Sino-French Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited ("Sino-French Holdings") in public utilities across Mainland China and Macau.
Jun NWD is re-incorporated as a constituent stock of the benchmark Hang Seng Index.
Jun Customer base of New World Mobility exceeds 1,350,000.
May NWD and Shanghai Industrial jointly invest US$ 3 million into Shinhint Acoustic Link Holdings Ltd., a Hong Kong-based integrated manufacturing services provider for ODM/OEM production of electro-acoustic consumer products.
Apr New World Mobility is awarded the Reader's Digest SuperBrand 2005 - Gold Award.
Mar Wuhan New World International Trade Centre is opened.
Mar Following its disposal of interests in Container Terminal No. 3 and No. 8 West, NWS Holdings streamlines its previous Service, Infrastructure and Ports businesses into two divisions: Infrastructure and Service & Rental. The Infrastructure division consists of Energy, Roads, Water and Ports segments while the Service & Rental division comprises Facilities Rental, Contracting and Transport, etc.
Mar NWD and Prax Capital jointly invest US$ 12 million into Zhejiang Tianneng Battery Co. Ltd., the largest producer of electric bicycles batteries in China.
Feb NWD and its 20 group companies are awarded the Caring Company Logo, recognising our outstanding performance in corporate social responsibility.
Feb NWCL enters into an agreement with Beijing Bank to purchase the remaining of the majority equity interest in a Dalian mixed use project. As a result, NWCL becomes the sole owner and developer of a mixed use project still in development, and the majority owner of Dalian New World Hotel. The project is located in the thriving centre of Renmin Road, Zhongshan district.
Jan New World Group and its employees donate over HK$4.2 million to support relief operations in Tsunami-hit South Asian Countries.
Jan New World Mobility receives the Hong Kong Merchants of Integrity Award (2004 - 2005) organised by Guangzhou Daily, with the highest votes in the Telecommunications & Equipments category.
Jan New World Telecom joins forces with Global Crossing to deliver the worldwide MPLS IP VPN and IPLC services to multinational enterprises.
Jan NWCL is awarded both the 2004 Top 10 Developers in Advancing China Urbanization and 2004 Top 10 Developers in Advancing the Land Market by the academic body China Land Science Society under the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the national press China Real Estate Business.

2004

Dec New World China Land Beijing District has won three distinctive awards during the year, including 2004 Top 10 Best Performance National Developer in Beijing, New World Garden winning the Best Selling Property and New Fortune Garden receiving the title of Best Facility Urban Residential Project.
Dec New World China Land Guangzhou District has amassed a number of awards during the year of 2004, including the 2004 Best Integrity Corporation of Guangdong Province, 2004 Guangzhou Most Reliable Developer and 2004 Most Respectable Developer in Guangzhou.
Nov New World China Land wins 2004 China Top 10 Brand Value Developer, the first research ever conducted in China to objectively evaluate the brand value of national developers.
Sep Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower and Wuhan New World Trade Centre are awarded the 2004 China Top 10 New Landmark Building in Beijing.
Jul New World China Land is awarded the 2004 China Blue Chip Real Estate Corporation, organised by the national financial newspapers Economic Observer and Beijing Youth Daily.
Jul Following its acquisition of Group's mobile service business unit, New World Mobile Holdings Limited becomes the Group's listed arm in mobile services, offering a host of quality mobile services, including voice service and customised value-added services, under the New World Mobility brand.
Apr With a $40-million construction cost sponsored by New World Group, Avenue of Stars, a tourist attraction honouring outstanding professionals of Hong Kong's movie industry, is officially opened.
Apr New World Mobility becomes one of the merchants in the Quality Tourism Services scheme organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Mar NWS Holdings Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited form a 50/50 joint venture, known as Merryhill Group Limited, to operate a comprehensive range of transport services, including bus services, ferry services and sightseeing ferry services.
Feb NWCL is voted The 10 Most Loved Property Developer Brand in Guangzhou, an event sponsored by Guangzhou Daily.
Feb New World Telecom establishes bilateral relationships with 100 global incumbent and major carriers.
Jan Kunming New World First Bus Services Limited commences operation in Kunming with approximately700 buses and 39 routes.

2003

Dec New World China Land is awarded the 2003 Most Competitive Real Estate Company in Guangzhou by the Guangzhou Corporate Evaluation Association.
Nov Sky Connection Limited, which retails a series of duty free tobacco and liquor at Free Duty shops in the Hong Kong International Airport and the ferry terminals in China Hong Kong City and Shun Tak Centre, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of NWS Holdings.
Nov NWCL is awarded the 2003 China Top 50 Real Estate Corporation.
Sep NWDS launches a series of promotional programmes to celebrate its 10th anniversary. A co-brand credit card MuDan Card is launched with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
Aug The Group and UNICEF jointly launched a 2-year partnership "Create a New World for Children" Corporate Alliance Campaign.
Jun New World Telecom is honoured as one of the top three Best Asian Competitive Carriers from Telecom Asia Magazine. NWT is the only telecom carrier in Hong Kong winning the award.
May NWI obtains approval from the Radio, Film and Television Bureau of Fujian Province to launch its digital service platform on a massive scale.
May The Group solely finances HK$40 million for the design and construction of the project Avenue of Stars and is awarded a management and maintenance contract for the Avenue for a period of 20 years.
Feb After completion of a reorganisation, PPC is renamed NWS Holdings Limited with a brand new logo created to represent a new era for the company.
Jan The bus franchise granted to NWFB is extended to 2013.
Jan Xiamen Xiang Yu Quay Co., Ltd. (currently Xiamen New World Xiangyu Terminals Co., Ltd.) merges with Xiamen Xiangyu Free Trade Zone Huijian Quay Co., Limited. and Xiamen Xiangyu Free Port Developing Co., Limited to form a 50-year joint venture with a total project investment of RMB1.15 billion.

2002

Dec NWD reorganises certain major subsidiaries of the Group with the aim of achieving a more streamlined organisational structure for its businesses.
Dec New World Telecom is the first FTNS operator in Hong Kong to launch IP-based fixed telephone and broadband services.
Dec New World Telephone is renamed as New World Telecommunications Limited to mark its transformation as a regional telecommunications provider.
Nov Chongqing Water Plant commences operation.
Nov New World Telecom is awarded a Type II license by Taiwan authority DGT.
Oct Pacific Ports Company Limited ("PPC") will acquire the traditional infrastructure assets from NWI and acquire NWS from NWD.
Oct New World Department Store is officially opened at Dalian New World Plaza.
Aug Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower is completed.
Aug Qingdao Water Plant commences operation.
Jun Xiamen Xiangyu Free Trade Zone Huijian Quay Company Limited commences trial operation.
Feb HKCEC is named Best Overseas Centre, Meetings Category for the ninth consecutive years by the UK-based Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine.
Jan ATL Logistics Centre Yantian Limited commences operation.

2001

Nov The Group and AIG Credit Card jointly launch the nuWorld Credit Card.
Nov New World Telephone completes its optical fibre interconnection with China NetCom.
Sep NWS acquires the entire issued share capital of Ngo Kee Construction Company Limited.
Aug NWD's 2000 Annual Report wins the Grand Award of the International ARC Awards.
Aug Zhengzhou Water Plant commences operation.
Jul The Group increases shareholding in Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited to 29.98%.
Mar The World Centre receives recognition under the Beijing City New Top 10 Architectural Awards in the 1990s.

2000

Dec The Group forms a strategic alliance with Liberty Mutual Group of the United States, the Asian Development Bank and other investors to set up New World Liberty China Ventures Limited, raising initial capital of US$150 million mainly for private equity investments in small and medium-size enterprises in Mainland China.
Nov NWCL acquires the remaining 49% stake in Tianjin New World Plaza, which becomes an investment property solely owned by the Group.
Oct Sino-French invests in Zhengzhou Water Plant.
Sep NWS acquires New World Insurance Services Limited.
Sep NWS acquires a 99% stake in CiF Solutions Limited.
Apr New World Telephone invests in APCN-2, accelerating the growth of Hong Kong into a regional internet hub of Asia.
Feb New World Mobility signs a network expansion agreement valued at US$25 million with Nokia for further expansion of its mobile communication services.

1999

Nov New World Telephone is the first new Hong Kong FTNS operator to sign an International Correspondence Agreement with China Telecom.
Nov Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) wins the M&C Asia/Pacific Gold Awards 1999 and the IMA Mice Awards 1999.
Nov New World Services Limited sets up New World First Ferry Services Limited and purchases 14 ferry vessels, a depot at Cheung Sha Wan, together with the operation rights of eight ferry routes from The Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited and The Hongkong and Yaumatei Ferry Company Limited.
Oct NWS becomes the second largest cleaning enterprise in Hong Kong after acquiring Wai Hong Cleaning & Pest Control Company Limited.
Sep New World Mobility signs an agreement for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) gateway with Nokia, making NWM one of the first mobile operators in Asia to introduce WAP services.
Aug The Group acquires a 19.9% stake in Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited.
Jul New World China Land Limited ("NWCL") (Hong Kong stock code: 917) is formed to consolidate all of NWD's property projects in Mainland China, and is listed on HKSE in July.
Mar HKCEC us voted the Best Overseas Centre for the sixth consecutive year.
Jan Xiamen Xinyuan Container Terminal Co., Ltd. commences operation.
Jan CSX Orient (Tianjin) Container Terminals Co., Limited commences operation.

1998

Dec New World Telephone's International Gateway is in service.
Dec A contract for Asia Container Terminals Limited is signed by NWS.
Nov New World Telephone's PCS service is rebranded as New World Mobility, signifying the company's commitment to a new era of interactive mobile communications services.
Jun Beijing New World Centre Phase I is completed.
Jun Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is selected as one of the world's ten best international convention and exhibition centres in the Global Achievement Awards 1998 and the Best Convention / Exhibition Centre as part of the 1998 M&C Gold Service Awards.
Mar New World First Bus Services Limited receives a 5-year franchise to operate bus routes and commences its service.

1997

Dec New World Courtyard Hotel in Shunde is opened.
Nov NWS acquires 50% interest in Sino-French Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited (its key projects includes Macau Power and Macao Water Plant).
Oct Tianjin New World Plaza is completed.
Aug New World Telephone Group launches its mobile communications services - New World PCS.
Jul The newly completed HKCEC extension is in the international spotlight as the venue for Hong Kong's handover ceremonies marking the return to Chinese sovereignty.
Jun New World Services Limited amalgamates and restructures all service-related businesses of New World Development Company Limited, including Hip Hing Construction Company Limited, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, Young's Engineering Company Limited, Tridant Engineering Company Limited, Urban Property Management Limited and General Security (HK) Limited.
Jun New World Telephone launches residential fixed line services.
May Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway (Guangzhou-Zhuhai Section) Phase I Section I commences operation.
Apr New World Services Limited ("NWS") is established to consolidate all the services-related businesses within the Group.
Feb United Asia Terminals (Yantian) Limited commences operation.

1996

Nov The Group invests in the construction of three major bridges in Guangzhou, including Hedong Bridge, Jiefang Bridge and Jiangwan Bridge.
Sep New World Telephone is awarded a Personal Communications Service ("PCS") license in Hong Kong.

1995

Dec New World Development (China) starts its first project in Tianjin.
Oct New World Infrastructure Limited ("NWI") (Hong Kong stock code: 301) is formed to consolidate all of NWD's infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and Mainland China. NWI is listed on HKSE in October.
Jul On 1 July 1995, New World Telephone is the first new telephone company to launch telephone services, ending a 70-year-old telephone monopoly in Hong Kong.
Jun New World Telephone obtains Fixed Telephone Network Service license.
May Guangzhou New World Riverside Villas on Ersha Island, Guangzhou is launched.

1994

Dec New World Department Stores (Holdings) Limited opens its first store in Wuhan.
Oct A hotel under the brand name of New World is opened in Ho Chi Minh City.
Sep A hotel under the brand name of New World is opened in Shenyang.
Jul A hotel under the brand name of New World is opened in Manila.
Feb An American Depository Receipt Programme is established, enabling NWD's shares to be traded in the New York Stock Exchange's Over The Counter market.

1993

Dec New World Telephone Limited ("New World Telephone") is awarded a license to operate Fixed Telecommunications Network Services ("FTNS") in Hong Kong.
Jan The Group participates in the redevelopment project of Beijing City Centre.
Jan The Group signs cooperation agreements with several regional governments in Mainland China, for the development of infrastructure, property and industrial projects in Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang and Chongqing.

1992

Feb New World Development (China) is set up.
Jan NWD starts development of Zhuhai Power Plant, Huizhou Expressway in Shenzhen and Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway.

1991

May NWD establishes New World Paging and pioneers the first secretarial paging service in Asia.
Jan NWD develops the first property project in China - Fortuna Garden in Guangzhou.

1989

Nov Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is officially opened by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
Sep Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is opened.
Jul Renaissance Harbour View Hotel is opened.
Feb New World Group starts its infrastructure business in Mainland China by participating in the construction of Guangzhou City Northern Ring Road.
Jan Dr Henry Cheng is appointed Managing Director of NWD.

1988

Nov Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is opened.
Jan NWD acquires a 24% interest in Tate's Cairn Tunnel.

1987

Feb Phase I of ATL Logistics Centre Hong Kong Limited commences operation.

1986

Oct Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officiates at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the HKCEC on 21 October.

1985

Oct NWD acquires 49% interest in ATL Logistics Centre Hong Kong Limited, a joint venture with CSX World Terminals Hong Kong Limited.

1984

Dec NWD signs an agreement with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to develop and manage the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") at the Wanchai waterfront.

1982

Jan Dr Ho Sin-Hang retires from his position as Chairman of NWD, with Dr Cheng Yu Tung appointed as his successor.

1980

Jan The American International Tower is renamed New World Tower on 1 January.
Jan Phase Two of the New World Centre is completed.
Jan NWD participates in a consortium to develop the Shun Tak Centre complex.
Jan New World Development’s participation in China Hotel Guangzhou, the first Sino-foreign joint-venture hotel in Mainland China, marks the beginning of New World’s investment in Mainland China property market.

1978

Dec Phase One of the New World Centre is completed while the New World Hotel begins operation inside the New World Centre.

1976

Jan New World Development acquires and sets up its head office at the then American International Tower at 18 Queen's Road Central. American International Tower was renamed as New World Tower on 1 January 1980.

1975

Jan City One Shatin, a residential project comprising 53 towers, is completed.

1973

Feb NWD commences the construction of a commercial project (today's New World Centre) on the Holt's Wharf site.
Jan NWD acquires a controlling 52% interest in Hip Hing Construction Company Limited.

1972

Oct NWD (Stock Code: 017.HK) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising over HK$193 million.

1970

May New World Development Company Limited is established to venture into property development. Dr Ho Sin Hang is elected Chairman of the Company, while Dr Cheng Yu Tung is appointed Director and General Manager. Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited is the Company's largest shareholder.