Hu Yong is an associate professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a well-known new media critic and Chinese internet pioneer. He is active in industry affairs as the co-founder of the Digital Forum of China, a non-profit organization that promotes public awareness of digitization and advocates a free and responsible internet. He also co-founded Chinavalue.net, a leading new media business.
Qiao Mu is an associate professor of political communication and the Director of Center for International Communication Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese edition, and a committee member of National Prize for China’s Media and Journalism. He also tried to use the internet to support his – ultimately unsuccessful - efforts to be elected as an independent local councillor.
Priscilla Jiao, a former South China Morning Post correspondent, covers issues concerning the internet, censorship, social media platforms and civil society for a variety of publications. Her coverage of tainted milk activist Zhao Lianhai won a Special Merit of Human Rights Press Awards in recognition of an outstanding contribution toward greater awareness and appreciation of human rights.
Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder and director of Danwei, a research firm that tracks Chinese media and Internet. He is an affiliate of the Australian Centre on China in the World, co-editor of the annual China Story Yearbook and co-host of the Sinica podcast. He covers a range of subjects from the Chinese internet industry, media regulation, censorship, the habits of Chinese internet users, to Sino-African affairs, the Great Wall, and Chinese consumer culture. He is also the founder of Great Wall Fresh, a social enterprise to help Chinese farmers run small tourism businesses catering to foreign outdoor enthusiasts.
Advantage: what is it that gives us the edge over others? And how can we ensure we don’t disadvantage future generations? With Malcolm Gladwell, Kathryn Asbury and Ian Goldin.