Steve Chao

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Senior Asia Correspondent, Steve Chao (left) and senior cameraperson Matthew Allard look over video in the ruins of Otsuchi, Japan.

Steve Chao is a Canadian journalist and the senior Asia correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He was the Far East and Asia Bureau Chief for CTV News. He is currently a reporter for Al Jazeera English. He is based in Beijing. Chao was raised in Toronto where he attended Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute high school. He began his career in Ottawa, reporting for CJOH before moving to Vancouver to help CTV's Vancouver station. His work earned him The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters' award for Excellence in News Reporting. Chao is fluent in Mandarin.