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Mrs. Murdoch Takes The Wheel at MySpace China

Wendi Deng, the Chinese wife of Rupert Murdoch, appears for the first time to have been elevated to an official post within News Corp.: chief of strategy for MySpace’s China operation, reports Forbes magazine.

The new role would provide the 39-year-old Deng with her first chance to prove her mettle in the succession battle with Murdoch’s children for control of the sprawling family-run media empire.
Critics fear Murdoch may be quick to submit to the wishes of Chinese authorities if he acquires The Wall Street Journal, the same way he has cooperated with China’s heavy Internet censorship to obtain the relatively fast launch of MySpace China.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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