Cheng Lei (journalist)

Australian-Chinese television news anchor and business reporter

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Cheng Lei is an Australian-Chinese television news anchor and business reporter. She served as a prominent news anchor for Chinese state owned English news channel CGTN in Beijing from 2012 to 2020 and also hosted the Global Business programme which airs on CGTN. In September 2020, after she had been detained by Chinese authorities in mid-August, a government official said Cheng Lei was "suspected of carrying out criminal activities endangering China’s national security".


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