Isaac Mao is one of my heroes and it is thrilling to see him speaking at this conference. Isaac wrote a letter to Google about their censorship practices in China and has been a major force in Chinese blogging and social media (and he is brilliant). He is co-founder of CNBlog.org and a researcher in social learning.
In 2005, he started the movement for adopting Chinese bloggers on
overseas servers and has been a force for positive social change within the framework of what the Chinese government will tolerate.
Isaac’s point is that a new creative voice is emerging in China, but that repression continues–and he’s right.