FTChinese.com was recognized as one of the Top 30 New Media in China 2012 and was also included in the China Innovative Media list at the inaugural China New Media Summit in Hangzhou on 30 June (no actual rankings for both lists). FTChinese.com was the only international media commended. The judges said “FTChinese.com is a real model of localisation for international media”.
The Summit was co-organised by the China Periodicals Association, the New Media Industry Alliance and Zhejiang Daily Press Group. The news sites on the Top 30 New Media list were evaluated on three categories, “Innovation”, “Power” and “Value”.