Jing, Chai


Born in 1976, Chai Jing is an award-winning reporter and television host in China. While working at CCTV from 2001, she gained recognition covering the SARS epidemic in 2003. She has reported on domestic violence in China, contributing to the first Anti-Domestic Violence Law in 2005, the same year LGBT+ people appeared in an interview, titled In the Name of Life. In 2007, she won the National Green People Award for her coverage of pollution in her hometown. Seeing has sold over five million copies since its Chinese publication in 2012. Chai Jing spent part of the royalty on an independent investigation into China’s environmental problems titled Under the Dome (2015), which was viewed 300 million times in seven days before being censored. In 2015, she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, and one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy.