Yan Dingfei (Hu Jianlong). Freelancer, Guangzhou. Jianlong has worked as a reporter in China for the Guangdong news organisation Southern Weekly, Caijing Magazine and the Beijing Bureau of Southern Daily. He wants to examine the significance of the China-Singapore Economic Corridor, gathering the views of experts and observers.
Li Jiajia. Producer and host, Guangdong Satellite TV, Guangzhou. Jiajia started out as a business reporter before she moved to TV and went on to host a TV show that delivered high-profile, impactful programmes including interviews with controversial personalities. She wants to research and write a policy paper on how the media, especially new media, can help improve human rights and democracy.
Chao Sun. Editor-in-chief of influential magazine China Economic Report and the annual economic yearbook, Almanac of China’s Economy, Beijing. Project: The feasibility and structure of a new English digital magazine for global audience who are interested in Asia.
Fan Ming. Beijing-based CCTV senior producer working on “News Probe”, an investigative news programme. Has won national awards for her documentaries. Plans to research TV interview shows.
Shen Yuan-an. Covers the movie industry for the influential Guangzhou Daily. Has published a book on China’s movie industry. Wants to research Singapore film.
Ju Jing. Senior Reporter at Southern Weekly (Chinese), Shanghai. Plans to research urban planning and cultural protection.
Doris Lee. Senior journalist at South Metropolitan Daily (Chinese), Guangzhou. Plans to research the media adapting to the internet.