Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2012 (Revised October 2012)

Caijing Magazine (A)

by Karthik Ramanna and G.A. Donovan


In late 2009, Wang Boming, publisher of Caijing Magazine, widely regarded as China's most independent newsmagazine, gathered his core team for an urgent meeting. His pioneering editor Hu Shuli, described for her fiercely independent journalism as "the most dangerous woman in China" had quit with two-thirds of Caijing's staff, allegedly over a conflict on editorial independence. Wang, known for his ability to navigate the country's carefully controlled propaganda apparatus, considered how to rebuild the magazine without its star editor.

Keywords: Journals and Magazines; Publishing Industry; China;


Ramanna, Karthik, and G.A. Donovan. "Caijing Magazine (A)." Harvard Business School Case 112-028, February 2012. (Revised October 2012.)