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FT names new editor for Chinese edition

March 2, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Feng WangThe Financial Times has hired Feng Wang as editor-in-chief of FTChinese, effective in April.

Feng Wang will oversee the newsroom and all editorial content on the Chinese language website.

FT Chinese is 10 years old, with readership growing 10 percent year on year to 2.3 million registered users.

“I am delighted to welcome Feng Wang to FT Chinese,” said¬†Angela Mackay, publisher, Financial Times & Professional Education, in a statement. “His impressive track record developing quality editorial content for digital platforms will be a vital asset as we further expand FTChinese.com. The FT brand reaches more senior business people in Asia than ever before and Feng Wang will play an important role developing FT readership in the region.”

Before joining the FT, Feng Wang was online editor at the South China Morning Post, editor-in-charge at Thomson Reuters Chinese News Service, and consumer media editor at Thomson Reuters. He holds a Masters in Journalism from University of California, Berkeley and a BA in English from Peking University.

Wang takes over from Lifen Zhang, who will step down after 10 years as editor-in-chief of FTChinese to become editor emeritus and a columnist.

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