July 2005 — Hu Yong is a producer with China Central Television Channel II, China’s most-watched business news channel, and a pioneering developer of China’s Internet. In 1999, after working eight years as a reporter, first for China Daily and later for Lifeweek newsmagazine, Hu joined the editorial board of China Internet Weekly. From 1999 to 2001, he was also president of the China Internet Institute, a leading think tank on Internet research and consulting in China. Hu is the author of Internet: The King Who Rules, the first book introducing the Internet to Chinese readers, and many other best-selling books concerning the Internet economy. He has also written for a variety of national and international business and professional publications, including Fortune (the Chinese edition), The Economic Observer, Business Watch, Sino-Foreign Management, China Entrepreneurs, 21st Century Business Review, China International Business. He is a regular columnist for Sina.com, Tom.com and Project Syndicate.