Sophia Yan is a CNBC Correspondent based in Beijing. Sophia covers Greater China and Asia, focusing on topics from technology to economy.
Prior to CNBC, Yan was the Asia Business Reporter with CNNMoney in Hong Kong, where she covered major financial and economic news across Asia. Yan 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 covered news, politics, regulation and business for Bloomberg News and Time magazine, based in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C., where she broke market-moving scoops, obtained exclusive interviews and produced features.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and is fluent in Mandarin.
"Some jobs are displaced, but equally new jobs are also created each time a new technology comes along," Dave Silver, told CNBC.
CNBC's Sophia Yan speaks about Citic Securities, Guosen Securities and Haitong Securities, who in total have been fined nearly half a billion renminbi by Chinese regulators.
China is hosting a hotly anticipated tournament of Go – a complex, ancient Chinese board game – against a powerful Google computer program, but nobody inside the country can watch the games.
Global champ Chinese player Ke Jie, lost his first game against Google DeepMind computer program AlphaGo in Wuzhen.
The world's number one champion of the ancient Chinese board game Go is battling against a computer program built by Google in a set of three matches
International investors may soon be able to trade China bonds from Hong Kong.
The owner of Italian soccer club Inter Milan is asking fans to have faith in the team as it works to turn things around.
Suning Vice President Steven Zhang spoke with CNBC about how companies should adapt to changing times.
CNBC's Sophia Yan reports from China's One Belt, One Road conference in Bejing, with comments from Zeng Guang'an, chairman of Guangxi Liugong Group.
Zeng Guangan, the chairman of construction machinery firm LiuGong, talked "One Belt, One Road" with CNBC.