New Post editor-in-chief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 February, 2012, 12:00am
 

The South China Morning Post yesterday appointed Wang Xiangwei as editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Wang, 46, was promoted from deputy editor. He joined the newspaper in 1996 and built up the paper's China coverage.

'His appointment is a very important step to take us forward in these times of historical change, not just pertaining to the news industry, but also to Hong Kong, China and the region,' said SCMP Group's managing director and chief executive officer Kuok Hui Kwong in an e-mail to staff.

'Powerful, objective and insightful reporting on Hong Kong, China and the region is clearly a defining part of our future as a news organisation,' she said, adding: 'Xiangwei brings with him deep knowledge, commitment and a passion for Hong Kong's continued success.'

Wang replaces Reginald Chua, who stepped down last year.

Acting editor-in-chief Cliff Buddle was named editor responsible for special projects. SCMP Group also appointed Tammy Tam and Ken Howe as deputy editors.

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