• COMMENT 2019-03-07 BY

    Fang Xingdong

    CEO, CyberLabs
    Initiator of internet Oral History Project


    Fang Xingdong (Ph.D., Tsinghua University) is Director of Center for Internet and Society Communication University of Zhejiang. He is also the founding director of the International Internet Institute at STU. His recent research focuses on cyberspace strategies, cyber security, cyber economy and new media.


    As one of China’s earliest and most important cyberspace experts, Fang is a founding member of Digital BBS, China’s first Internet research institute that was established in 1998. Fang founded ChinaLabs.com in 1999, which is the first non-government think tank devoted to the research in Internet governance and policy-making related to cyber affairs. Since its establishment, ChinaLab has played a growingly role in promoting a better understanding of the shared cyberspace among regions, industries, institutes, organizations and various systems. As the board chairman and CEO of ChinaLabs.com, Fang leads a team of 30 full-time researchers and over 100 affiliate scholars working on over 30 research projects in cyberspace strategies and security each year.


    Fang is the first person who introduced blog to China, and founded BlogChina.com in 2002, where he remains as the editor-in-chief. In 2007, Fang started qqw.com, China’s first Internet financing platform for its middle and small businesses. He is the author of 25 books in new media, cyber culture and IT industries. He has also published a series of articles and research papers (over 10 million words in total) in cyber security, cyber strategies, new media, IT innovations, cyber culture and IT industries.


    In recent years, Fang and his team has completed the following research projects: The impact of social network sites on China’s economy and society; New changes in cyber security after the Snowden incident; The influence and functions of China’s online opinion leaders; Google globalized platforms influence China’s information security; The rise and management of China’s NGO entities on the Internet; A comparative study of Sino-U.S. cyberspace governance; Rethinking the national strategies in global cyberspace; A comparative study of Sino-U.S. power and ability in cyberspace; Reflection and news solutions in cyberspace governance after the exposure of the PRISM program.


    Professional experience  


    In 1996, Fang started to engage in the emerging internet industry;

    In 1999, Fang founded CyberLabs which is the first non-government think tank devoted to the research in Internet governance and policy-making related to cyber affairs, where he remains as chairman;

    In 2002, Fang founded BlogChina.com which is the first website of Web 2.0, where he remains as the editor-in-chief;

    In 2007, Fang started qqw.com which is China first Internet financing platform for its middle and small businesses;

    In 2012, Fang appointed as the chairman of Internet and Social Research Center in Zhejiang University of Media and Communications;

    In 2016, Fang joined and appointed as the dean of the Cheung Kong School of Journalism Communication in Shantou University, and meantime established the International Internet Institute in Shantou University;

    In 2016, Fang established the Journal of Cyber Affairs in conjunction with the International Institute for the Internet, Shantou University;


    Publications


    Editor-in-chief in books:


    Dahong, M., 2016. Chinese Internet media for 20 years. Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Jianhua, S., 2016. New media revolution: why dose the traditional media struggle so much? Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Tian, L., Yongchao, D., Li, L., 2015. Internet financial blue book (2015). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Mingxiong, L., Xiao, S., Shiping, Z., 2015. Internet financial blue book (2014). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xianlong, Z., 2015. China cyberspace strategy. Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

     

    Editor in books:


    Xingdong, F., Guangyao, C., 2015, Cyber space security blue book (2013-2014). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xingdong, F., Jian, X., 2015, Social media marketing Blue book (2014). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xingdong, F., 2015, WeChat blue book (2014). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

     

    Xingdong, F., Jian, X., 2015, Network public opinion Blue book (2013-2014). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xingdong, F., 2015, Hacker micro encyclopedia, Beijing: Oriental Publishing House.

     Xingdong, F., Wei, L., 2014, Alibaba: one step from Jack Ma. Jiangsu: Jiangsu Phoenix literature and Art Publishing House.

    Xingdong, F., Huailiang, H., 2014, Cyber power: the great game of cyberspace in China and the United States. Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xingdong, F., Kaisen, G., 2013, Attack ambush: the apocalypse of HUAWEI and CISCO. Beijing: China Economic Publishing House.

    Xingdong, F., 2013, Internet entrepreneurship map: how the Internet changes China’s entrepreneurial mechanism and wealth trend. Beijing: Open university of China press.

    Xingdong, F., Ji, Y., 2005, The 21st century book: 10 x 10 reading of business ideas in information age. Guangdong: Southern daily Publishing House.

    Xiangqian, F., Xingdong, F., 2004, Challenge Intel. Beijing: China customs publishing house.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2004, IT history 1: online hero, software hero and Chinese hero. Beijing: China Citic Press.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2004, IT history 2: entrepreneurial pioneer, technical genius. Beijing: China Citic Press.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2004, IT history 3: computer hero, chip hero and communication hero. Beijing: China Citic Press.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2004, IT history 4: ideological hero, scientific elite. Beijing: China Citic Press.

    Xingdong, F., Shenglan, J., 2004, The loss of Zhongguancun. Beijing: China Customs Press.

    Xingdong, F., 2004, Innovative destructive power: crossing the Internet fault. Beijing: Beking university Press.

     

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2003, Bloggers: the thieves in the E Era. Beijing: China FangZheng publishing house.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 2002, I appeal: China’s first legislative debate after WTO entry. Jilin: Jilin people’s publishing house.

    Xingdong, F., 2000, Microsoft crime: a verdict to change the world. Beijing: China Friendship Publishing Company.

    Xingdong, F., 1999, The age of Silicon Valley: the hero who created computer life. Beijing: China Friendship Publishing Company.

    Xingdong, F., 1999, Restore---the hero who changes the fate of computers. Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

    Xingdong, F., 1999, You let me drift down the stream. Xining: Qinghai people’s Publishing House.

    Xingdong, F., 1999, Hustle and bustle---an essay on the IT industry. Beijing: Ocean Publishing House.

    Xingdong, F., 1999, Digital altar---computer industry criticism. Beijing: Ocean Publishing House.

    Xingdong, F., Junxiu, W., 1999, Rise---challenge Microsoft hegemony. Beijing: China industry and commerce joint press.

     

    Executive editor-in-chief in books:


    National Internet Information Office., Beijing Internet Information Office., 2014, 20 years of Internet in China: a memorabilia of network events. Beijing: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.


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