Wendi Deng

Wendi Deng called 'evil' and 'admirable' on China's Weibo after Murdoch divorce news

Many microbloggers said Wendi Deng married Rupert Murdoch for money. Photo: Reuters

The highly publicised divorce between News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, has divided the online community

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

A Bad Week for ... , June 16, 2013

Wendi Deng

Wendi Deng, the wife of billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, was hit with a divorce petition.

16 Jun 2013 - 2:25am

Who said it?

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng

I think he genuinely loved her. Everyone is wondering what went wrong

Biographer Michael Wolff on Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng


Clearly, we're going to make a thorough scrub of what his China connections are

US Congressman Mike Rogers on Edward Snowden


15 Jun 2013 - 1:53am 1 comment

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife No 3 Wendi Deng

The Murdochs at a Hollywood function in 2011. Photo: EPA

Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of US-based media group News Corporation and a former owner of the South China Morning Post, has filed for divorce from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, 16 years after they famously met in Hong Kong.

A News Corp spokesman confirmed last night that Murdoch, 82, had initiated the divorce proceedings, but gave no further details.

14 Jun 2013 - 6:55pm

Lai See

The best obtainable version of the truth? But what if there are two?

The Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng story is some 15 years old but it still excites interest. Gary Davey, the former chief executive of StarTV, was ambushed by Peter Jackson, who was chairing a session at Casbaa's annual conference and, much to the amusement of delegates, demanded he recount how they met.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Women making waves

Not so long ago, many Chinese women thought it natural to become housekeepers who bound their feet and spoke in hushed tones. But modern women have embraced a whole new image: they are decisive, independent, charismatic. Time to meet the modern Chinese tigresses:

Amy Chua, the tiger mother

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chic, elegant, but still packing a punch

These past few weeks have heralded ups and downs for stylish women in the limelight. Emma Watson, once a frizzy-haired, geeky, pre-teen Hermione, officially solidified her status as superstar style icon with yet another Vogue cover, as the Harry Potter film series comes to a close.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

He's become the poster boy for the fight against corruption

Lawyer David Matas, who says Chinese officials are using Lai Changxing to deflect attention from their own crimes

Your wife has a very good left hook

British MP Tom Watson, after Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng slapped a protester who rushed at her husband

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Wendi Deng

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Charmer who went on the offensive

The British phone-hacking scandal may have left Rupert Murdoch's reputation in tatters, but his Chinese-born wife's stock has soared on the back of her rapid reflexes and killer slap-down.

Wendi Deng Murdoch became an internet sensation around the world after she lunged to defend her 80-year-old husband from a protester in London last week.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I have said one day when my career as a professional basketball player ends, it would be a comma, not a full stop

Yao Ming, vowing to live a full life after basketball

China is saying they own everything [in the South China Sea]. So how do you ... have a code of conduct when your partner in the transaction says he owns everything?

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A tiger wife springs into action

Rarely has a single volleyball blow had such an impact.

Described variously as a right hook to the head, a volleyball spike or an old-fashioned clip around the ear, Wendi Deng Murdoch's actions in literally leaping to her husband's defence in the British parliament saved the day for the embattled Murdoch clan.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am