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Internet Governance Forum
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Guo Liang is director of the China Internet Project and associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the Consultant of Internet Society of China (ISC). He began his Internet related work as a columnist, writing about and introducing the Internet in Southern Weekend, a leading weekly newspaper in China in the mid 90s. In 1997, he chief edited seven books, known as Internet Culture Series, including one book written by himself. This led to his recognition as one of the top 10 Chinese “Netizens” in 1998. Since 2001, he has conducted surveys on Internet usage and impact in China, CASS China Internet Project, and is regarded as one of the leading experts on Internet impact in China. He has closely followed up IGF process since 2006.His research fields include political, social and economic implications of the Internet in China, information society, information philosophy, E-government, Internet governance, China Internet laws, online public opinion and social media. As a native Chinese speaker, he is proficient in oral and written English. He has spoken about these issues at Yale, Harvard, Oxford, USC, The Brookings Institution, and RAND, among others. His research is frequently cited by major Western media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and The Economist.  He gave a keynote to PARADISO-PF7 conference at European Commission in Brussels in January 2009, and another keynote to AoIR in 2006 and was interviewed during the conference: Liang received a B.A. in philosophy from Renmin University in 1983 and a M.A. in philosophy from the Graduate School of CASS in 1990. His survey reports can be downloaded either from or from