LexisNexis Alliance With Wisers Provides Customers Critical Intelligence About Asia-Pacific Markets

Wisers' scope of Chinese news helps guide global business decision-making

NEW YORK - LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, on May 23 announced that it has reached an agreement with Wisers, the world's leading Chinese news information service provider, to offer exclusive access to both Chinese and English language news content. As a result of this exclusive agreement, LexisNexis customers will be able to gain immediate access to the world's largest news and business insights database covering Greater China and Taiwan, helping drive effective, real-time, business decision-making.

 "Our customers want to understand and succeed in the vibrant Asia-Pacific markets. They've told us that having instant and easy access to reliable Chinese news would add considerable value to these efforts," said Tom Ogburn, Vice President & Managing Director, Business Insight Solutions, at LexisNexis. "Now, our customers can quickly track and research the latest news and business trends in China and the region, and gain critical insights into these key markets."

Wisers' proprietary publishing system converts a broad range of simplified and traditional Chinese content into a single, flexible, comprehensive database. This enables Nexis.com® and Lexis.com® customers to conduct bilingual search with speed and efficiency, without having to leave their preferred LexisNexis® solution.

Other customer benefits include:

Access to more global content: Wisers offers the largest collection of native language news and company content from mainland China and Hong Kong, including,

  • An archive of more than 230 million articles
  • News and information from more than 1,600 content providers and 500 websites
  • The addition of more than 280,000 new documents daily

Bilingual search: Users can search in Chinese or English using the world's largest bilingual search engine dictionary, enabling faster and more cost effective searches.

Simplified search: Using Wisers' proprietary publishing system, WiseSearch users can:

  • Search by phrases, taking into account the semantics and context vital to effective searching in Chinese
  • Customize their search to determine how information is tracked, manipulated and presented; and they can also use additional services, including translation, summary and analysis

Wisers' database is continually updated with content from leading publications, specialist business and consumer titles, trade journals, Websites, and other top-tier content publishers serving the greater China market. Customers have access to publications from mainland China, including People's Daily, China Business Times, Economic Daily and Xinhua Economic News; from Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economic Times, South China Morning Post and Apple Daily; as well as China Times, Commercial Times and United Daily News from Taiwan.

Combined with the LexisNexis collection of billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 global legal, news and business sources, LexisNexis and Wisers offer an unmatched ability to stay current and manage global news and business intelligence.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis®and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

About Wisers Information Limited

Wisers Information Limited was founded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation in July 1998. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Wisers has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei with more than 120 employees. The company is now one of the largest online Chinese information providers in Asia. Powered by proprietary technologies developed at CUHK and fuelled with more than 340 credible content sources from Greater China, Wisers specialises in collecting, processing, indexing and customising Chinese news information to local enterprises, multinational corporations, government entities and education bodies. With sound business model and outstanding track record, Wisers has attracted numerous interests from leading international technology investors since 1998. The current investors include The Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation, Walden International Investment Group and E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co., LLC. For more information, please visit www.wisers.com.

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