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HutchCITY launches new interface
24 x 7 latest news from six channels
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More than 500 fabulous gifts at your fingertips

(Hong Kong, 8 August, 2000) The HutchCITY new interface comes alive today with enriched contents and revamped web page designs. In addition, the browsing speed of the web pages has been significantly raised to allow users log on to the Internet world faster than ever.

Enhanced Browsing Speed Brings Extra Benefits

In addition, the new interface has advanced its browsing speed significantly with the adoption of more text links. Combined with the new web page design and six specially selected theme colours representing each of the content category, users are given extra convenience when browsing through the contents without the need to search back and forth - making "web surfing" a really enjoyable experience.

Six Information Channels: Latest Information Around the Clock

The design of HutchCITY new interface evolves around one simple concept - to bring "netizens" exuberant contents 24 hours a day. The six channels from HutchCITY are:

  • HutchCITY Entertainment

    Log-on to the hottest showbiz news, free souvenirs and even complimentary concert/movie tickets. A must-see for movie and music fans.

  • HutchCITY Finance

    Provides users with update financial, property and job seeking news with a click of the mouse.

  • HutchCITY Sports

    Weekly sport features from Sydney Olympic Games to soccer, basketball, tennis and golf news.

  • HutchCITY Leisure

    Hot tips and fun ideas for smart spenders. Special features currently displayed include backpacking tips and summer drinks.

  • HutchCITY Computer

    Having one's own computer can be so easy with the help of Dr. DIY from HutchCITY Computer. Users can configure their own computers following Dr. DIY's on-line instructions. Also available in this channel are latest product releases and FAQ on computer knowledge.

  • HutchCITY Education

    Provides the most comprehensive education information from college admission criteria, curriculum materials to even IQ games.

Tailor-made HKCEE Feature For Form 5 Students

In this summer, HutchCITY has also launched a special HKCEE feature to provide support to Form 5 students. Highlights of the feature include a comprehensive list of secondary school information and counselling services available to students. Pop singers Andy Hui and William So are also invited to share with students their own experience and memorable moments when they took the HKCEE.

Get A Special Gift Today

To add fun to the launch, HutchCITY will also be giving away 500 fabulous gifts including handset with cordless phones and mouse phones. Just click on to HutchCITY from August 9 to 31 and try out the on-line game - its easy and fun. Prizes are limited so don't miss the chance!

HutchCITY 24-hour Customer Service Hotline: 1220
HutchCITY URL: www.hutchcity.com

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Notes to Editors

  • Hutchison Global Crossing is now operating a wide range of telecom services including local phone, international calling, Internet access, broadband services and the Electronic Service Delivery Scheme.

  • Hutchison Global Crossing is a 50/50 joint venture between Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited and Global Crossing Limited, which was established in January 2000. It combines Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited's fixed line and Internet networks in Hong Kong with Global Crossing's international fiber optic broadband cable and its expanding portal facilities, Internet applications and data services, which help to explore strategic development opportunities in Hong Kong.

  • Apart from the new interface, HutchCITY also launched its new logo to give "netizens" a brand new impression. The new logo, which comes in the form of sea wave, symbolises web surfing. Netizens are invited to "surf" with the unrivalled Internet service provided by HutchCITY and keep in touch with friends and relatives at four corners of the world.

For media enquiry:

Sally TsangTel: 2128 6708
Fax: 2187 2055
Email: sallyt@hgc.com.hk