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China’s “Global Business” anchor, Cheng Lei, confirmed as MC

One of China’s most eminent business news anchors is confirmed as the MC for Norway Asia Business Summit 2019.

Cheng Lei anchors the “Global Business” show on CGTN. CGTN is a Chinese international English-language news channel, similar to CNN International and BBC World News.

Before returning to CGTN in 2012, Lei was the China correspondent at CNBC Asia for nine years.  In that role, she reported on all things China business related — and contributed to the Chinese programming of CNBC’s partners SMG and CBN.  It was at CNBC that she won a bronze award for “China, the next lap” series at the New York festivals in 2008.

Her fifteen-year journalism career began at CGTN’s predecessor, CCTVNews, in 2002 where she hosted shows like “Financial Review” and “BizChina.”  Before joining CCTVNews, she was a business analyst for a Sino-Australian joint venture in Shandong Province, the role brought her to China from Australia in 2001.