Du Xian (news anchor)

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Du Xian
Native name
Born (1954-09-23) September 23, 1954 (age 64)
Alma materCommunication University of China
OccupationNews anchor, journalist, professor
Years active1982 - present
Known forXinwen Lianbo
TelevisionPhoenix Television
Chen Daoming (m. 1982)
ChildrenChen Ge (b.1985)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese杜憲
Simplified Chinese杜宪

Du Xian (Chinese: 杜宪; born 23 September 1954) is a Chinese news anchor, journalist, and professor.[1]


Du was born in Beijing in 1954, the daughter of the scientist and engineer Du Qinghua, an academician the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

After graduating from Communication University of China in 1982 she was assigned to China Central Television to host Xinwen Lianbo.

On June 4, 1989, Zhang Hongmin and Du Xian reported the People's Liberation Army cleared out thousands of protest students in Tian'anmen Square protests of 1989, she was forced to resign for expressing sympathy (she wore a black mourning gown and her voice was deeply different from usual).

In January 2000, Du was employed as a host at Phoenix Television, she hosted We Only Have One Earth, Crossing the Sand Line, and Looking for the Faraway Homeland.

She is now a professor at Communication University of China.



  • Xinwen Lianbo
  • We Only Have One Earth (Chinese: 《我们只有一个地球》)
  • Crossing the Sand Line (Chinese: 《穿越风沙线》)
  • Looking for the Faraway Homeland (Chinese: 《寻找远去的家园》)


  • My 106 days in America (Chinese: 《我在美国的106天》)

Personal life[edit]

Du was married to a notable Chinese actor Chen Daoming, their daughter, Chen Ge (陈格), was born in 1985.[2][3]


  1. ^ 杜宪. Sina (in Chinese). 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ 杜宪. 163.com (in Chinese). 2013.
  3. ^ 陈道明太太杜宪近照曝光 曾为央视新闻主播. China.net (in Chinese). 2012.