Vivian Wu, News Editor, BBC Chinese, Hong Kong Bureau Head, BBC World Service
Vivian Wu (1977, Lanzhou, Gansu province) leads BBC Chinese multi-media editorial output and management of BBC World Service Hong Kong Bureau.
With over 17 years of experience in both Chinese and English media world, other organizations that she has worked with prior to the BBC Hong Kong Bureau Head post include but are not limited to CCTV, South China Morning Post, the Initium Media, and the Portrait Magazine.
Starting from TV studio and then the newspaper industry, she has witnessed the digitalization of entire media industry; worked with and led teams in newspapers, magazines, online streaming, social media lab, and digital media analysis and marketing.
During the gap years between these media posts, Vivian taught and wrote about China politics, global media regulations, telecommunication development, political transformation and social changes of totalitarian regimes, and social changes on different academic stages and international platforms.
From 2009 to 2015, Vivian Wu was a media consultant, worked with Internews, the UN and other international organizations, and developed several global digital media projects aimed at enhancing local media capacity and civil society formations.
In 2010, she founded Yi De Vision; an independent international media think tank based in Beijing. Its clients included UN organizations, embassies, public and private corporations, and high-tech companies.
Vivian Wu holds a BA in English and Literature from the Renmin University of China; MA in International Communication from the Beijing University and an MA in Political Science from The New School (New York).