Building Bridges on the air

China Daily Global

Television anchor Yue-Sai Kan has made a career out of helping China and the US get closer. For many Americans, the first time they ever saw a live television broadcast from China was in 1984, when China's 35th National Day celebration aired live on PBS for two hours. TV host and producer Yue-Sai Kan, who had already created a show about Asia, was the anchor of the historic live broadcast. The program was also historic for being the first joint venture between a Chinese station — China Central Television (CCTV) — and a US one, PBS. "It was very impactful because [it was] Americans' first time seeing China," said Kan.



Inside the New York Home of China’s Most Famous Woman


Yue Sai Kan’s residence is an eclectic expression of east and west, contemporary and period, coming together in one of Manhattan’s enclaves for the privileged The most famous woman in China has a five-storey townhouse in the very private Sutton Square along the East River. American-Chinese Yue Sai Kan is widely known in the mainland for having been a media maven and responsible for a cosmetic line that has introduced millions of Chinese women to cosmetics. Her residence in New York is one of less than 20 homes in this bucolic side of Manhattan. Through the years, the circa 1920 townhouse has undergone various renovations. Kan loves to decorate her home with a little help from interior designers, the last one being Luke Van Duyen.



Yue-Sai Kan Accepts Honorary Chairman of the First MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival

Kyodo Japan

As the Emmy Award-winning TV producer, entrepreneur, fashion leader, writer and humanist, Yue-Sai Kan takes the responsibility of Honorary Chairman. People magazine called her “the most famous woman in China” and Times referred her as “Empress of the Middle Kingdom”. In 2014, the achievement of the international image of Shanghai and the promotion of Western cultural exchange was recognized by the Shanghai International Film Festival, which was awarded the honorary title of the International Ambassador.



Building Bridges Between the U.S. and China


EDITORS’ NOTE Chinese-American Yue-Sai Kan is an Emmy-winning television producer, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. Her Looking East television series is the first nationally syndicated program to introduce Asian cultures to American audiences. Following her success in the United States, China’s national network China Central Television invited Yue-Sai to produce and host One World, giving millions of Chinese their first look of the outside world.



Shanghai K Charitable Foundation Welcomes Yue-Sai Kan as Goodwill Ambassador

Shanghai K Charitable Foundation

The Shanghai K Charitable Foundation (“the Foundation”) is pleased to welcome Ms Yue-Sai Kan as its first Goodwill Ambassador, effective 1 September 2018. The role of Goodwill Ambassador has been created in order to support the aims of the Foundation and its philanthropic initiatives in China, providing underprivileged youth with vocational hospitality training to launch careers in the hotel industry and thus build better lives for themselves and their families. Attending events, assisting with fundraising and raising the profile of the Foundation are just a few facets of the role to be undertaken by Ms Kan, China’s most high-profile businesswoman and humanitarian.