Sophia Yan is an award-winning business reporter based in CNN's Hong Kong bureau, covering major financial and economic news across Asia.
Sophia Yan is an award-winning reporter for CNNMoney, covering major financial and economic news across Asia. Based in the Hong Kong bureau, Yan's work appears on all CNN platforms.
At CNN, Yan 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 examines what the rise of China means for the rest of the world.
She has covered the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2014, the increasing trend of wealthy Chinese entering global immigrant investor programs, and the booming "birth tourism" industry, which caters to Chinese who want to give birth in the U.S. to secure American passports for their children.
Yan has also reported extensively on the record number of Americans giving up citizenship as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act takes effect. Her coverage of how U.S. tax complexities affected American expats was honored with a "Best in Business" award in 2013 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Yan's reporting has long focused on the intersection of business and government. Before joining CNN in 2013, Yan covered news, politics, regulation and business for Bloomberg News and Time Magazine. Based in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C., she broke market-moving scoops, obtained exclusive interviews and dove into troves of data to produce features.
She is fluent in Mandarin, and is sought after as a speaker and moderator at universities and conferences. She holds a B.A. and a B.Mus. from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
Follow Sophia on Twitter: @sophia_yan