Bilingual News Glossary App ‘Newssary’, developed by Dr Eva Ng of HKU Faculty of Arts, receives 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Award

13 July 2019 (Saturday)


Bilingual News Glossary App ‘Newssary’, Developed by Dr Eva Ng of HKU Faculty of Arts,
Receives 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Award

‘Newssary’, a free Chinese-English news glossary app developed by Dr Eva Ng, Assistant Professor, School of Chinese in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been named one of the 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps in the ‘2018 Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Contest’ organised by the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) of the HKSAR government, and co-organised by the Education Bureau, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association and the Radio Television Hong Kong. 

The contest aims to encourage the use of apps with healthy, practical and educational content.  The ten apps with the highest combined scores from public voting and the adjudication panel have been selected as the Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps of the year.

The award-winning app from HKU, ‘Newssary’, a combination of ‘news’ and ‘glossary’, builds on the extensive bilingual news and current affairs glossary of nearly 9,000 entries created by Dr Ng and her team as a central feature of her website ‘Resources for Interpreting’.  In addition to terms culled from current affairs, the glossary also includes buzzwords and slang.  Since its launch in 2017, the app has been highly recommended by scholars, translators and interpreters, and is well-received in the community.  The bilingual glossary has become a vital resource for professionals such as bankers and lawyers, students and teachers, as well as members of the public who wish to improve their bilingual competence in Chinese and English.

Dr Eva Ng holds an MA in Translation and Linguistics from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Forensic Linguistics from Aston University in the UK.  Prior to joining the University’s School of Chinese, she was a Court Interpreter with the Hong Kong Judiciary. She is the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014, Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2016 and Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-track Professorial Staff 2019 presented by the Faculty of Arts, and the University Teaching Innovation Award 2017.

‘Newssary’ is available for download at:

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For media enquiries, please contact Ms Cecilia Leung, Executive Officer, Faculty of Arts, Tel: (852) 3917 7150 / email:

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2018年十大健康手機 / 平板電腦應用程式選舉由香港特別行政區政府之電影、報刊及物品管理辦事處(電影報刊辦)主辦,教育局、家庭與學校合作事宜委員會、香港互聯網供應商協會和香港電台協辦,旨在推廣內容健康、實用及具教育意義的應用程式。從公眾投票及專業評審中合計得分最高的十項應用程式,選出年度健康手機 / 平板電腦應用程式。




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