'GQ China' Editor Exits Amid Staff Disruptions

GQ China editorial director Ming Zeng has left.

This comes a week after deputy editor Tao He resigned, following accusations by staffers that he committed professional misconduct, including plagiarism and sexual harassment, according to WWD, which first reported the news of Zeng’s exit.

In a letter sent by his lawyer, He denied the sexual-harassment allegation.

Zeng was promoted from deputy managing editor to managing editor in May 2018, reportedly after the offer was withdrawn from Blues To, an editor from Taiwan.

Last September, group publisher Paco Tang was the subject of an anonymous email sent to Condé Nast China's staff, accusing Tang of corruption and embezzlement. 

The Chinese edition of Condé Nast's men's brand GQ was launched in 2009, in partnership with China News Service.

GQ China is one of the most profitable publications for Condé Nast worldwide, according to WWD.

Its "GQ Lab" account on WeChat, China’s immensely popular messaging, social media and payment app, brought in roughly $28.6 million in 2018.



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