Shui Junyi, veteran world news anchorman on CCTV
Born in 1963 into an academic family in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, Shui Junyi was a war correspondent in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is now the veteran anchorman of world news at China Central Television (CCTV), hosting numerous talks with world dignitaries, such as former U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger, Russian President Vladimir Putin, former U.S. President Bill Gates, Spanish tenor Jose Placido Domingo and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Influenced by his parents and grandparents, many of whom are scholars and educators, Shui received a quality education in his childhood. He was hired by Xinhua News Agency and sent as a correspondent to the Middle East a few years after his graduation from the Foreign Language School of Lanzhou University.
He rose to fame while reporting on the Gulf War (1990-1991), when he was among the earliest lineup of war correspondents after China’s reform. By the time he covered the Iraqi Crisis, the BosnianWar, and the anti-terrorists war in Afghanistan, Shui’s skill set and knowledge had been deeply expanded. Since CCTV hired him in 1993, he has become a well-known world news anchorman working for programs such as “Oriental Horizon,”“Focus Interview,”“High-End Visit” and “Global Vision.”
Resume: Born in 1963 in Lanzhou, Gansu Province
1984-1989: Reporter and editor at Xinhua News Agency
1989-1991: Correspondent based in the Middle East for Xinhua
1993: Host, reporter and producer of CCTV news programs