2003-2004 Parvin/Freedom Forum Fellows
at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Fellows (in red lei) pose with Parvin staff and members of the U.S.-China Friendship Association. From left (rear) Francis Au; Kathy Jay, Zheng Lifei (Fly); Ron Goldman; Janet Pinho-Goldman; Su Qiang (Joel); Cheng Yunjie (Robin); Pang Yong (Richard); (front) Qin Jize (Meg); Wen Yufang (Amy); Tom Brislin; Evelyn Ching; Vernon Ching, Walter Chang.
Since August 2002, Su has worked in the International News Department, China Daily, as a sub-editor for world news. Prior to joining China Daily he had a short teaching career at JiangSu Mingda University
(Margaret) Qin Jize was born in 1978 in Wuhan, Hubei Province. She attended Wuhan Foreign Language School and Xiamen University, where she received her B.A. in English Language and Literature.
(Fly) Zheng Lifei was born in September 1979 in East China's Zhejiang province. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 2002 at Beijing Broadcasting Institute, majoring in International Journalism. Upon graduation, he joined China Daily working as an assistant editor in the Opinion Department.
His work during the past year mainly includes selecting and then editing opinion articles from major Chinese newspapers, reviewing the national economic developments and reporting on the vibrating social trends that are believed to be of interest to foreign readers.
(Amy) Wen Yufang was born in 1980 in Hunan Province. She graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a B.A. in English. She also pursued American Studies, Economics, and Literature. She works in the Foreign Affairs Office of Peoples Daily, dealing with foreign journalists through contact, reporting and translation.
Xinhua News Agency
(Richard) Pang Yong (was born in 1972 in north China¹s Hebei Province. He received his MA degree on English Literature in Hebei University in 1996 and joined Xinhua in the Reference News Department (RND).
After working as a translator and an editor for three years, Pang became an overseas correspondent, in Xinhua¹s Dar es Salaam Bureau, Tanzania. His wife, Cui Ying, who worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quit her job and accompanied him to Africa.
Pang returned to the Reference News Division in November 2001 as an editor with the desk of Important Reference News, a publication with morning edition and afternoon edition, carrying the latest important international news, for senior government decision-makers¹ reference.
(Robin) Cheng Yunjie was born in 1976 in Zhongdian County of Yunnan Province. She received an M.A. in International News Reporting from the China School of Journalism, where one of her professors was former Parvin/Freedom Forum Director Dr. Lowell Frazier.
Cheng works as a bilingual reporter in the Department of Home News for Overseas Service in Xinhua, writing stories in both English and Chinese. Previously she interned with the China Features Department of Xinhua. She has traveled throughout China on assignment and was selected to cover the Ninth National People¹s Congress in 2002.