Zhu Yuxiang
Special Focus Magazine, China

Zhu Yuxiang, born in May 1962, is a senior journalist (L2).Since 1984, he has been working in the field of press and publication for 30 years.

In June 2000, he was responsible for founding the magazine Special Focus and was then appointed as editor-in-chief.

From August 2004 to March 2012, he worked as CEO of Periodicals Center of Hubei Daily Media Group and president of the magazine Special Focus.

Since April 2004, he has been the standing executive of Hubei Periodicals Association and standing executive of China Periodicals Association.

Since April 2012, he has been working as the lead editor of Hubei Daily Media Group and general manager of Hubei Special Focus Media Co., Ltd.

The magazine Special Focus, founded by Zhu Yuxiang and his group, is the first magazine whose circulation exceeded one million after China stepped into the 21st century. With a maximum circulation of over 4 million per issue, this magazine has long been a leading role in the magazine industry. In the seventeen years since its establishment, it has gained an accumulated net profit of nearly 300 million yuan. The growth speed of Special Focus as a new magazine is so rapid that it was regarded as a miracle for Chinese periodicals and a rare phenomenon in the history of world periodicals. And the magazine is thus honored as a dark-horse periodical in China.

Zhu Yuxiang is one of the emerging influential leaders in the circle of Chinese periodicals over the past ten years.

In 2005, he was recognized as one of the first group of Talents with Exceptional Expertise in Academia, Press, Publication, Writing and Cultural Management by the cultural and publicity departments of Hubei Province.

In 2006, he was rated as an Excellent CPC Member by the provincial authority and Advanced Individual in the Hubei Press and Publication Industry.

In 2007, he was recognized as a Celebrity in the Press of Hubei Province.

In 2008, he was rated as one of the Press and Publication Leaders in China.

In 2009, he was elected as one of the 100 Professional Experts with Outstanding Achievements in Press and Publication in China.

In the same year, Zhu Yuxiang won the honorary title of “The Most Influential Magazine Man over the 60 years since the Foundation of PRC” and was recognized as one of the Distinguished Talents with Exceptional Expertise in Academia, Press, Publication and Writing by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

In 2010, he won the title of “Outstanding Person” in the 2nd Government Award for Publishing in China.

In 2011, he was elected as a State Council Special Allowance Expert.

In 2012, he was honored as a Model Worker of Hubei Province.

In 2013, he rated among the first group of Cultural Celebrities of Hubei Province.