Journalist & Anchorwoman
China Central Television
DONG Qian is a journalist and anchorwoman for the most influential Chinese-language news channel in China. She currently anchors a primetime evening news program as well as an interview program. For a decade and a half, she has anchored a number of high-profile programs, including News Probe, Oriental Horizon, and People in the News. From 2003 to 2006, she anchored the landmark CCTV Forum, a television commentary program that addressed some of the most significant and sensitive issues in Chinese politics and society. The program allowed for debate and an unprecedented range of views. The open dialogue made CCTV Forum one of the most popular shows in China and a bellwether for those in political and academic circles. Qian is famous for her probing, in-depth interviews of leading Chinese government officials, businessmen, and others.