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Charles Xia

Reporter & Producer, CGTN

Charles is a data-driven business journalist, working on English/bilingual content for CGTN TV and Digital. He is leading the editorial transition in the news network to cover more stories in TMT, PE/VC and the start-up community.

CGTN (formerly CCTV-News), is a 24 hour English-language multi-platform news channel and China’s largest global news network, with employees from more than 30 countries.

He has covered major business forums and conferences such as the World Economic Forum, and have interviewed top market titans like Ray Dalio from Bridgewater Associates and Stephen Schwarzman from Blackstone, chairmen and CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, such as Walmart, Ford and Unilever, leaders of major Chinese SOEs like PetroChina and ICBC, executives of tech giants like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Baidu, Tencent and Xiaomi, and partners at top consulting firms like Mckinsey and BCG. He has also interviewed various Nobel Prize laureates in economic sciences, economists from leading global banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, BofA MerrillLynch and Citi, and political figures, such as Fmr. French PM Dominique de Villepin, Fmr. Pakistan PM Shaukat Aziz, Preisdent of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Suma Chakrabarti, China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, Fang Xinghai.