release time:2017-03-05 16:00:12  view count:157612  source:Boao Forum for Asia


Chief advisor for the Yicai Media Group

Dr Lifen Zhang, professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai; Chief advisor for the China Business Network (CBN), the largest business media group in China;

He was the founding editor of FTChinese,com, the FT's award-winning  Chinese language business web publication and FT's associate editor.

Formerly, assistant producer for the BBC television, producer, senior producer, senior trainer in journalism and production and news and current affairs editor at the BBC World Service.

He obtained his BA degree in journalism at Fudan University and stayed on as a research-teaching assistant. As the recipient of the prestigious SBFSS scholarship (Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme), he got his PhD in Communications at University of Leicester.

He has been visiting professors at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, the Baptist University in HK, University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, and Fudan University in Shanghai.

He received various awards including SOPA journalism awards、BBC Onnasis Bursary, State Street Award for Outstanding Contributions in Institutional Journalism). He is also a media leader at the World Economic Forum.