Feng, also known as C.L. Feng, served as China Daily's managing editor and then editor-in-chief in the 1980s. During his tenure, Feng led a transformation of the publication, introducing a western, photo-led style previously unseen in domestic newspapers.
Born in 1920 in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, Feng was educated in Shanghai and the US before being appointed world news editor for Beijing International News Agency. He went on to become managing editor at English-language magazine People's China and was international news editor and then deputy editor-in-chief at weekly news magazine Beijing Review between 1958 and 1978.
In 1978, Feng became a member of the four-man committee that set-up and launched China Daily, the nation's first English-language newspaper.
As editor-in-chief of the paper between 1984 and 1987, Feng encouraged reporters to write original stories in English about Chinese people and culture in order to better serve the newspaper's international audience.
It was under his suggestion that China Daily became the first newspaper in the country since 1949 to publish news from foreign news agencies. Feng is also credited with introducing new ideas to journalistic photography, helped to shift the focus from conventional objects showing China's development to images focused on people.
Following his retirement, Feng served as China Daily's editor emeritus and sat on the advisory boards of both news magazine Window and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Wang Xuan, the computer scientist known as "China's Bill Gates" for inventing an electronic publishing system for Chinese characters, died in Beijing last month. He was 69.
Wang's groundbreaking achievements in the field of Chinese character processing have been placed on a par with those of Bi Sheng, whose invention of movable type nearly 1,000 years ago brought about a revolution in printing.
Born in Shanghai in 1937, Wang entered Peking University in 1954 as a mathematics and mechanics major. He later worked in the university's Wireless Electronics Department for a further 20 years.
The focus of Wang's research was digitization of words, graphics and images using computer software, which led to the launch of the "748 Project" to develop a precision photo-typesetting system for Chinese characters.
He marketed this new technology through a company which evolved into Peking University Founder Group and went public in Hong Kong in 1995 with Wang as chairman.
It was responsible for introducing global standard computer-based editing and publishing systems to Chinese-language newspapers, making production processes smoother and reducing turnaround time.
Wang, who also served as dean of Peking University's Institute of Computer Science and Technology, is survived by his wife.
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