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FTChinese names editor-in-chief

The Financial Times has appointed of Feng Wang as editor-in-chief of FTChinese to oversee the newsroom and all editorial content on the Chinese language website, effective in April.

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

He will work closely with Tracy Zhang, who heads FT Chinese’s commercial operations.

Before joining the FT, 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.

Angela Mackay, publisher, the Financial Times and Professional Education, said: “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.”

FT Chinese celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, with readership growing 10% year on year to 2.3 million registered users.

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