Chinese Internet portal has confirmed that Liu Chun, vice president and chief editor of, will depart the company.

Liu's departure is reportedly due to personal reasons.

Liu joined in July 2011. During his service at, he worked as vice president of the company, chief operating officer of the video section, and chief editor of He was also appointed president for the video section at one point.

Charles Zhang, chairman and chief executive officer of Sohu, said that the company appreciates Liu's efforts and contributions during his service in the company.