Hear Angela Mackay, Global Publisher of FT Live, and The Financial Times’ Managing Director of Asia Pacific, talk of the surge in China’s confidence, military might and entrepreneurism resulting in new rules of engagement with the West, especially media. You’ll learn of the subtle shift of attention at conferences and global gatherings to the views of Asians-- not Westerners-- and how impressive China’s millennials are in terms of their STEM achievements and their enthusiastic, unbridled ambition. Through it all, the FT and others walk a tightrope to avoid Beijing’s efforts to control media, activity which she feels could be China’s Achilles heel.
We cover these topics plus robotics, China’s relationship with North Korea, corruption, global terrorism, and many more, all against the backdrop of events in the entire Asia Pacific region.
Angela Mackay Biography
Angela Mackay is Global Publisher of FT Live and Managing Director of FT Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, she is a member of the FT’s global board.
In Asia Pacific, Mackay focuses on developing the group’s significant potential across the region. This includes FTChinese.com, the mainland's leading foreign-owned Chinese language news site, as well as the FT's burgeoning executive education business.
As Global Publisher for FT Live, Mackay leads business and strategy development for events, membership and communities, such as 125 Forum and the Non-Executive Directors (NED) programmes. The FT stages more than 200 events around the world annually.
Mackay joined the FT in 2003 on its editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years. Before joining the FT, she was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Her previous roles include editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times in London, and UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review.
Mackay is a non-executive director of the FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance, and a board member of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Sovereign Art Foundation and the Asian Youth Orchestra.
She holds a BA in English Literature and an LLB, and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.