From the wikipedia entry:
Isaac Mao is one of the pioneers of blogs in the People’s Republic of China. He is co-founder of CNBlog.org and a researcher in social learning…
As one of the earliest bloggers in the Chinese community, Isaac is not only co-founder of CNBlog.org which is the earliest evangelizing site in China on grassroots publishing, but also the co-organizer of Chinese Blogger Conference (2005 in Shanghai, 2006 in Hangzhou).
Isaac Mao is the co-organizer of the 3rd Chinese Blogger Conference in Beijing that I attended this past week-end on November 3-4. I was lucky enough to be able to do a video interview of him.
I have known Isaac Mao for over 3 years. When I started blogging, I found CNBlog.org and meet a lot of Chinese bloggers there, including Isaac, and I began to learn more about China’s issues through blogging, in addition to newspapers and magazines and similar media.
In the interview Isaac introduces the concept of CnBloggerCon; this is a good chance to understand why Isaac and other volunteers worked so hard to form and maintain the conference the last 3 years. I admire them very much for it.
Note: people referred tongue-in-cheek to Isaac Mao, as “Chairman Mao.” (via Rebecca McKinnon), so I named this post “The interview with Chairman Mao”.