Mr Anbin Shi, PhD, is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Associate Dean of International Development with School of Journalism and Communication, and Director of Israel Epstein Center for Global Media and Communication, Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include intercultural communication, global communication, public communication, press and politics. Professor Shi earned his BA (1992) and MA (1995) in English at Peking University and his PhD (2001) in Media/Cultural Studies at Penn State. He has published various articles and books in chinese and english. He was selected as the “Promising Mid-Age and Young Scholar” by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2010, and won the “Outstanding Teaching Award in Tsinghua” in 2009. In addition, Professor Shi is now appointed as member of the National Disciplinary Planning Committee of Journalism and Communication under the MOE, and serving as the special consultant and guest professor for the State Council’s Information Office, and has completed the training of more than 10,000 government spokespersons and press officers at central, municipal and provincial level. He also frequently appears on CCTV-NEWS (Chinese news channel in English), New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Al Jazeera to comment upon contemporary China’s press and politics.