Hong Kong, February 5, 2007 – The South China Morning Post today announced the appointment of Daniel Kwan as China Editor with immediate effect. Kwan will be responsible for overseeing China coverage and managing news bureaus on the mainland and in Taipei. He will continue to report to Wang Xiangwei, SCMP’s Deputy Editor.
Kwan, who holds a BA in Economics from York University, Toronto and an EMBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, joined SCMP in 1988 and spent his first year in the company’s executive training program. On completion he joined the China desk as a reporter. In 1995 he was promoted to Deputy China Editor and in 2005 to China News Editor.
Commenting on this appointment Mark Clifford, Editor-in-Chief said, "I’m pleased to be able to appoint such a long-time SCMP staffer to this key position. Daniel brings a wealth of mainland contacts and experience to this role."
Kwan’s appointment follows the promotion of Wang Xiangwei from China Editor to Deputy Editor reporting to CK Lau, the paper’s veteran newsman recently promoted to Editor.
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