Mandarin News Australia was a news and current affairs service on the Special Broadcasting Service for the Australian Chinese community and the broader Australian audience.
Mandarin News Australia was Australia’s first and only free to air, locally produced in-language Mandarin news service. This program delivers relevant news and current affairs to one of Australia’s largest language communities and the wider community. The program covers national and international stories, ranging from major political and business news, local Chinese and Australian arts, cultural, community and sports events. The program also features weekly profile pieces on inspiring locals and successful identities, including Kevin Rudd, Yao Ming, the Dalai Lama, super sleuth Dr Henry Lee, China's academic superstar, Yu Dan and The Sun King: Shi Zhengrong.
The program airs on SBS Two on Wednesdays at 5:30pm with English subtitles, and repeated on SBS One on Sundays at 6.30am. Mandarin News Australia is presented by Zhou Li and Amy Chien-Yu Wang who's also a video journalist on the program. The production team consists of video journalist, Jason Jin, World News Australia journalist, Cassandra Hill, video producer, Phil Austin and Executive Producer, Liz Deep-Jones.