Isaac Mao is cofounder of the Social Brain Foundation and vice president of Shanghai-based United Capital Investment Group. He helped pioneer the practice of using overseas servers to host Chinese blogs and served as cofounder of CNBlog.org. His Web site is isaacmao.com.
Chinese journalist-blogger Zhai Minglei started his blog after his print magazine, Minjian, was banned in 2007. Roughly translated as "newspaper for only one person," 1bao’s insights on politics, culture, and the media are popular among young Chinese, who access it despite China’s censors
The Web site of futurist Ray Kurzweil is my go-to source for the latest news and commentary on technology and artificial intelligence. Through a weekly e-mail newsletter, Kurzweil highlights the best theories and visions of how science and technology can make the world a better place.
ChinaDialogue is the first fully bilingual Chinese-English site dedicated to environmental issues in China. It collects links to news stories and reports — both positive and negative — on everything from the melting glaciers in the far northwest to Beijing’s smog.
YeeYan (or "voice of translation") is a "bridge blog" between the English- and Chinese-language worlds. Chinese users can read the most recent articles from Western media, including those from Web sites banned in China. Westerners, meanwhile, will find translations of Chinese blogs and media on topics ranging from the recent uprisings in Tibet to this summer’s Olympic Games.
Josh Rogin covers national security and foreign policy and writes the daily Web column The Cable. His column appears bi-weekly in the print edition of The Washington Post. He can be reached for comments or tips at email@example.com.
Previously, Josh covered defense and foreign policy as a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, writing extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, U.S.-Asia relations, defense budgeting and appropriations, and the defense lobbying and contracting industries. Prior to that, he covered military modernization, cyber warfare, space, and missile defense for Federal Computer Week Magazine. He has also served as Pentagon Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper, in its Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reported on U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and more.
A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
Josh's reporting has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, ABC, NPR, WTOP, and several other outlets. He was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow, 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the 2011 recipient of the InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C.| The Cable |