CDC Corporation (CHINA) and Sohu.com (SOHU) have announced changes to their respective executive team and board.

Showing that the company is now not really focusing on China anymore, CDC Corporation announced that Mike Latimore, who lacks much Asia or China experience has joined the company as CFO. Latimore will be based in the Atlanta office of CDC Software and joins the company with more than 10 years experience in the technology industries, having served most recently as an equity analyst at Raymond James where he focused on software and services companies ranging from US$100 million to US$10 billion in market capitalization.

"We are very pleased to have such a high-caliber individual come on board as CFO for CDC Corporation," said Peter Yip, CEO of CDC Corporation. "Mike brings deep experience and credibility through his many personal relationships in our key technology markets including enterprise software, wireless applications and interactive media, and he is already very familiar with the company since he initiated research coverage on us last year."

For Chinese portal Sohu.com, John Deng, Ph.D. has been appointed to its Board of Directors and audit committee.

Deng is the chairman and CEO of Vimicro Corporation (VIMC), a Chinese semiconductor design company. Deng received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, a M.S. degree in Economics and a M.S. degree in Physics, all from the University of California, Berkeley.

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