Yang Lan: The Generation That’s Remaking China

Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who’s been called “the Oprah of China,” offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens — urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice.

Yang Lan One-on-One

As a signature TV talk show, Yang Lan One-on-One focuses on getting to know leading figures from the fields of international politics, business, society and culture. On this program, Yang Lan profiles the guests’ life stories, career experiences, and personal insights. Its eight-year history has made it one of the most highly regarded and well known in-depth talk shows in China. The talk show’s host, Yang Lan, guided by her personal style and unique viewpoint, has over the years conducted interviews with over four hundred movers and shakers from around the globe. Her guests have included Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Jack Welch, Andrew L. Webber, Tan Dun, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Chan, Kobe Bryant, Hugh Jackman and Michael Phelps, to name a few.

The Beijing Olympics

Yang Lan and the Olympics

1993.09 — Representative for the 2000 Olympics bid delegation team for China
2001.07.13 — Olympic Goodwill Ambassador & Presentation Speaker
2004.06.09 — 2004 Athens Olympic torchbearer
2007.01 — Executive producer and host of “Olympic Songfest,” a TV program to select the Olympic songs and music
2007.08.08 — Host of Beijing 2008 One-year Countdown
2008.05.04 — 2008 Beijing Olympic torchbearer
2008.08.24 — Host at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.