Sophia Yan is an award-winning journalist with nearly a decade of experience, and is China Correspondent for CNBC, based in Beijing.

Sophia dives into the real-life, human impact of complex business stories. She specializes in reporting unique cultural and consumer angles that illustrate the growth of the Chinese economy and examine the global impact of China's rapid rise.

In 2015, Sophia was named an Abe Journalist Fellow by the Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Her work has also been honored with a "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Prior to CNBC, Sophia Yan was a reporter for CNN and Bloomberg News, based in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. She began her career in Time Magazine's Washington bureau.

Sophia is an accomplished classical pianist and has performed in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is fluent in Mandarin, speaks basic Taiwanese, Cantonese and Spanish, is studying Japanese, and can always order a lavish meal in French.

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