Jing Chai

Producer of "Under the Dome"

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Chai Jing (Chinese: 柴静; pinyin: Chái Jìng; born on January 1, 1976) is a Chinese journalist, former television host, author and environmental activist.
In 1995, Chai began her broadcast career as a radio host in Hunan Province. From 2001 to 2013, she worked for China Central Television (CCTV) as a well respected investigative reporter and host. In 2012 she published an autobiography, Insight (Chinese: 看见; pinyin: kànjiàn), which has sold more than 1 million copies.
In 2014, Chai undertook an independent investigation into China’s environmental problems, which culminated in a self-financed documentary called Under the Dome (Chinese: 穹顶之下; pinyin: qióng dǐng zhī xià). By March 3, 2015, the film had garnered over 150 million views in China, sparking widespread discussion about pollution and environmental policy in China. The film was blocked on Chinese websites by the authorities on March 7, 2015. In 2015 she was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.


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