BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), today announced that it has appointed media veteran Mr. Tong Chen as Co-President of ifeng, effective October 31, 2016. Mr. Chen has also been appointed by Particle Inc. ("Yidian") as its President, effective the same date. Mr. Chen will be fully responsible for ifeng's content operations management and Yidian's content, product operations, and public relations.
"We are extremely excited to have Tong, a seasoned media executive and pioneer of China's internet media ecosystem, join us at ifeng," stated Mr. Shuang Liu, CEO of ifeng. "Over the years, Tong has helped lead the media industry's content consumption evolution and spearheaded the development and success of China's portal, blog and weibo productions. He is a proven leader with significant media and content development expertise and a deep understanding of the changes and direction that are taking place, not only in our industry, but within China overall and recognizes the vast opportunities they present for ifeng. As we continue to improve our cutting-edge technology and provide our users with the highest quality, customized content across our mobile and PC platforms, we aim to leverage Tong's vision and track record of delivering results to lead us in the right direction. We look forward to working with him to build upon the Company's strong foundation and accelerate our success for years to come."
Mr. Chen is a well-known, highly accomplished media executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the media and content development space. From November 2014 to October 2016, he served as Vice President of Xiaomi Inc., responsible for its content investment and operation. Prior to joining Xiaomi Inc., Mr. Chen spent 17 years at SINA Corporation and served as its Chief Editor and Executive Vice President from February 2007 to November 2014. Mr. Chen holds an M.B.A. from China-Europe International Business School, an M.A. in Journalism from Renmin University of China, an M.A. in Communications from Beijing Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in electronic engineering from Beijing University of Technology.
About Phoenix New Media Limited
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and TV channels in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet and through their mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its ifeng.com channel, consisting of its ifeng.com website and web-based game platform, its video channel, comprised of its dedicated video vertical and mobile video services, and its mobile channel, including its mobile Internet website, mobile applications and mobile value-added services.
Yidian owns Yidian Zixun, which is an interest-oriented mobile App, which integrates cutting-edge search and recommendation technologies to provide its users with unique personalized content. Yidian is dedicated to building a next-generation, interest-based content engine. Yidian was co-founded by Mr. Xuyang Ren, who is the Chairman of Yidian and former vice president of Baidu, Dr. Zhaohui Zheng, who is the CEO of Yidian and former founding head of Yahoo! Labs in China, Dr. Xin Li and Mr. Rongqing Lu, both of whom are Internet technology veterans with years of experiences in top-notch Silicon Valley high-tech companies.
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