Yang Lan

Awardees 2014

Ms. YANG Lan is a journalist, a talk show hostess, and a well respected TV interviewer in China. In 1999, Ms. Yang and her husband Mr. WU Zheng founded Sun Media Group, one of China’s leading privately owned media groups. Sun Media Group was nominated by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s best small businesses.  In 2000, Ms. Yang and Mr. Wu launched satellite television channel Sun TV which is the greater China’s first documentary channel focusing on historical and cultural programs.  Sun TV made a great mark in the promotion of Chinese culture and international exchanges through introducing China to the world and the World to China.
In 2005, Ms. Yang undertook her firm commitment to philanthropic efforts and established a non-for-profit organization based in Hong Kong known as Sun Culture Foundation with a mission to promote the advancement of education and the building of philanthropic culture in greater China. In 2009, Ms. Yang’s efforts were recognized by the government when she won the national China Philanthropy Award.  In 2010, she was appointed China’s goodwill ambassador of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.  In 2010 Ms. Yang served as an ambassador for the Shanghai World Expo.  She also serves as an ambassador for the Special Olympics.
Ms. YANG Lan is an outstanding media practitioner, a business woman with wisdom and a philanthropic activist. She has made tremendous contribution to China’s media industry, international culture exchange and world’s philanthropy.