Anchor of The Point
Liu Xin is a senior host and journalist at CGTN. She joined CCTVNEWS, the predecessor of CGTN, in 1997. For over a decade, she was one of the channel’s signature anchors, covering many major events in China and around the world. She also hosted numerous high-level events such as the state banquet for visiting US president Barack Obama in 2009.
In 2011, she was posted to Geneva, Switzerland, to set up CCTV’s Geneva Bureau and served as bureau chief for nearly six years. She covered the Iran nuclear talks, the conflict in Syria, and topics like human rights, refugees, climate change and world trade.
In 2017, she started hosting a brand-new weekday opinion program called The Point with Liu Xin, a prime-time show on CGTN. Liu has won numerous awards including the Chinese Government News Award, CCTV’s Anchor of the Year and Outstanding Staff of the Year.
Before joining CCTV, she was the first Chinese student to win an international public speaking competition in London.
Liu Xin speaks excellent English and Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in French and conversational in Turkish and German.