About Us

The China Media Project is an independent research project specializing in the study of the Chinese media landscape both within the PRC and globally, as well as the specialized media and political discourse of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Now based in the United States, with a research hub in Taipei, Taiwan, the project was first launched in 2004 as a research and fellowship program at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre (“HKU Journalism”), responding to the need for specialized research and engagement around developments in the Chinese media landscape.

The CMP was started by Qian Gang, a veteran journalist and well-known author of several books on journalism, and Yuen-ying Chan, an award-winning journalist and educator as well as founder and director of JMSC. Today, the CMP works with a range of journalists and partners to monitor trends and breaking developments in journalism and communications in China. The project actively encourages cooperation with other institutions and experts working in a challenging field. For more information, please contact director David Bandurski at david(at)chinamediaproject.org.

David L. Bandurski


Now director of the CMP, leading the project’s research and partnerships, David joined the team in 2004 after completing his master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village (Penguin/Melville House), a book of reportage about urbanization and social activism in China, and co-editor of Investigative Journalism in China (HKU Press).

Ryan Ho Kilpatrick

Managing Editor

Ryan has worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan for close to a decade, covering the region for a variety of local and international media. He holds a BA in Modern China Studies and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Hong Kong and has also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and National Taiwan University.

Dalia Parete

Researcher / Data Project Coordinator

With a background in Chinese foreign policy and Taiwan studies, Dalia worked previously at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris, and at the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the UK. She holds a Master of Science in China and International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Alex Colville

Researcher / Database Coordinator

Alex has written on Chinese affairs for The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Wire China. He was based in Beijing from 2019 to 2022, where his work as Culture Editor and Staff Writer for The World of Chinese won two SOPA awards. He is still recovering from zero-Covid.

CMP Contributors

Chu Yang

CMP Contributor

Chu Yang is a freelance journalist and researcher with a particular interest in China’s digital culture and the global influence of Chinese media. She previously co-founded Cenci Journalism Project, a multimedia platform reporting on China’s marginalized groups, and several other civic journalism initiatives. Before starting her independent projects, she covered China’s economy and finance for Caixin. Chu is pursuing a Mundus Journalism master’s degree in journalism, media and globalization, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

Raphael Chan

CMP Contributor

Raphael recently graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Laws degree. At the China Media Project, he has researched on China’s cyberspace policy and the overseas presence of Chinese media.

Joyce Chan

CMP Contributor

Joyce Chan is a freelance researcher with a particular interest in Chinese politics, media and foreign policy. She is fluent in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, German and Swedish.

Tuvia Gering

CMP Contributor

Tuvia Gering is a researcher at INSS’s Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation Israel-China Policy Center, a nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub, and a Tikvah Fund’s Krauthammer fellow based in Jerusalem and specializing in Chinese security and foreign policy. In addition, Gering is the editor and author of Discourse Power, a Substack newsletter covering leading Chinese perspectives on current affairs. 

Jordyn Haime

CMP Contributor

Jordyn Haime is a Taiwan-based freelance journalist who writes about religion, media, culture, and geopolitics. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2020 with degrees in journalism and international affairs and recently completed a Fulbright fellowship, under which she researched Judaism and philosemitism in Taiwan.

Kevin Schoenmakers

CMP Contributor

Kevin Schoenmakers is a Shanghai-based freelance journalist.

Xinyu Deng

2022-2023 CMP Intern

Xinyu is a double master’s degree candidate in Global Media and Communications (LSE & USC), and in 2021 was a research member in the Media@LSE Knowledge Exchange Internship Program. His research interests include Chinese media development, media representation, and media and data ethics. In 2020, he was an intern journalist at Xinhua News Agency.

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