Sophia Yan is China Correspondent for the Telegraph, based in Beijing, and has covered the region for a decade. She reports extensively on human rights, investigating China’s crackdown targeting different groups including Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities filing from Xinjiang, Ningxia and neighbouring Kazakhstan, as well as people in Wuhan seeking reparations from the government for its coronavirus pandemic cover-up. She received the 2020 Marie Colvin Award for her coverage of China.
Prior to the Telegraph, Sophia was an on-air correspondent for CNBC in Beijing, where she led live coverage of China’s annual parliament meetings from Tiananmen Square, World Economic Forum in Dalian, Boao Forum in Hainan and the Belt and Road Forum in Beijin. She covered business, government, politics and general news across Asia and the US as a reporter for CNN and Bloomberg, based in Hong Kong and Washington DC.