BI Yantao, educated in China, UK and Ireland, is an independent observer, nonpartisan freelancer and communication professor based in mainland China. He is Founder and Director of Center for Communication Studies, Hainan University, China. Prof. BI also acts as Director of Communication Research Center of Sanlue Institute, a thinktank based in Beijing. In the meantime, he works as a consultant for several entities.
Prof. Bi Yantao's maim research interests are political communication, international communication and discourse analysis. He is a consistent advocate of empowering the civil society of China.
Prof. Bi is a contributing author of Global Voices Online and a stringer of Allvoices.com. Meanwhile, he writes for dozens of influential Chinese media in the world, including China Thinktank, China Elections and Governance, Guangming Observe, Boxun.com, and so forth.
As of November 2009 he has published 10 books and approximately 460 articles in print media of mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, UK, USA, and Germany.