You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

China’s Li Ruigang Set as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong’s TVB

Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster.

Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s media.

TVB and CMC are joint venture partners with Warner Bros. in Flagship Entertainment, a Hong Kong-domiciled, Beijing-based film company aimed at producing Chinese and global blockbuster films.

Li is also a non-executive director of advertising giant WPP and of IMAX China.

In a regulatory filing, TVB said that Li would be paid annual fees of US$28,400 (HK$220,000) as a non-executive director and an additional US$32,300 (HK$250,000) as vice chairman.

Hong Kong media freedom is guaranteed by local law, but expanding corporate ownership by Chinese corporations has sparked fears of erosion. Li is a director of Young Lion Acquisition and Shaw Brothers, two companies that control 26% of TVB shares.

More Film

  • 'The Night Eats the World' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Night Eats the World'

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • Verne TroyerStarkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala,

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    Li Ruigang, head of China Media Capital, has been appointed vice chairman of Television Broadcasts (TVB,) Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV broadcaster. Li, who has a vast array of corporate connections, is expected to help the broadcaster seize opportunities in China. But his elevation has also raised questions of growing mainland Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content