Former publisher dies at 96
Veteran journalist and former publisher of China Daily Jiang Muyue passed away on Jan 24 at age 96.
Jiang embarked on his journalistic career in 1938, when he joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) and founded Starlight Weekly, a Chengdu, Sichuan province-based newspaper that carried morale-boosting messages during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945).
Always on the frontlines, Jiang led a China Youth Journalists Society war correspondents team in 1939 and contributed stories to major newspapers in Chengdu.
In the 1940s, Jiang held a succession of editing positions in influential newspapers and news agencies, such as Xinhua Daily, Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily and Workers’ Daily.
He later served as the publisher of Zhejiang Daily (1957-1960).
Between 1963 and 1978, he worked as the deputy director of the China International Publishing Group, from where he was assigned to lead the establishment of the New China’s first national English-language daily newspaper — China Daily. He became the paper’s publisher in 1981.
Jiang was born in Sichuan province’s Peng’an county in 1915 and attended the province’s Jialing High School. He is survived by his daughter and four sons, and their mother.
Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/jian ... 517353.htm (China Daily, 1st February 2012).