Anthony Yuen

Anthony Yuen joined Phoenix Satellite Television in 2000, and with over 350 million regular Chinese viewers around the world, he has quickly become a popular face of broadcast journalism in Asia.

Yuen’s weekly program, “Talk with World Leaders,” reveals compelling insights. Some of his notable interviewees include: Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair, former US Secretary of the State Colin Powell, former US President Ronald Regan, former US President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UN Secretary General Kofi Anan, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and former President of the Palestinian Council Yasser Arafat.  Yuen also hosts a thirty-minute daily program called “News Today” which contains his analysis and comments on current affairs.  This program became a popular commentary program, attracting two hundred million viewers daily, among them the elite inside China.

Yuen has authored numerous books on Asia including: Talk with World Leaders On U.S.-China Relations, Understanding Cross Straight Relations, On U.S. and the World, Understanding Japan, How Far Can Taiwan Go?  For eight years, he has been writing political columns for newspapers throughout Asia: Lien-He-Zao-Bao, Singapore; Sin-Chew Daily, Malaysia; Economic Journal, Hong Kong; Asian Week, Hong Kong.

Being a prestigious professional journalist, Yuen has been honoured by ten universities in China, including Fudan University, Renmin University of China, Lanzhou University, Sichuan University, China University of Technology and Hainan University, as a guest professor.

Yuen graduated with a B.A. in journalism from National Cheng-Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan in 1973. After serving as Deputy Chief of International Affairs at the Broadcasting Corporation of China, he continued his studies at St. John’s University in New York, NY with a M.A. in East Asian Studies.  He studied four years at the Department of Politics at New York University majoring in International Politics.

Currently, he lives in Hong Kong with his wife.

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, February 2006