Fang Jing, China Central Television news anchor, Died at 44

Fang Jing was born in June 1971, and died on November 18, 2015.

She was an anchorwoman of China Central Television (CCTV).

Fang hosted several programs, including the prime-time military program Defence Watch.

In 2009, Fang came under suspicion of spying for Taiwan.

Fang started working for CCTV in 1994 after graduating from China’s top school for broadcasting and spent four months at Harvard University as a visiting scholar.

She hosted a number of shows including the three day live coverage of the Transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong and other millennium celebrations.

In 2009, Fang Jing was accused of disclosing state secrets to a man from Taiwan and receiving money from him.

Fang denied the accusation, but no longer hosted CCTV’s Defence Watch program after March 1, 2009.

Fang suffered from cancer and received treatment in Taiwan, where she passed away on 18 November 2015, aged 44.