Written by Jon Sullivan.

It is almost one year since I started editing the CPI blog. In that time I am very fortunate to have worked with some wonderful colleagues from around the world who have contributed to the blog, for example to our special issues. We will continue to feature many guest posts from renowned scholars and other professionals working on China and its environs. Additionally, I am delighted to announce that a number of academics and writers have joined the CPI blog as regular contributors. In that capacity they will each write a regular column, drawing on broad range of diverse interests. Without further ado, and in alphabetical order, it is my pleasure to introduce the line-up as follows:

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, and head of  the EU-funded Europe China Research and Advice Network. Kerry’s research focuses on all aspects of Chinese politics, but particularly elites. He tweets @Bkerrychina

Adam Cathcart is Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Leeds. In addition to interests in bilateral and mulitlateral relations in Northeast Asia, Adam is a leading expert on North Korea. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of SinoNK and tweets @adamcathcart.

Ketty Chen is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University. Ketty has research interests in social movements, Taiwan and ethnographic methods. She maintains a personal blog here and tweets @HelloKetty1998.

J. Michael Cole is a journalist who has covered Chinese and Taiwanese armed forces along with regional security issues for nearly a decade (for Jane’s Defence and as deputy news editor of the Taipei Times). He is a former analyst at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, a CPI Fellow and Associate researcher at the French Centre for Study on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Taipei. His personal blog is here and he tweets @jmichaelcole1.

Sam Geall is Executive Editor of chinadialogue and Research Fellow on Low-Carbon Innovation in China at SPRU, University of Sussex. Sam has very strong research interests in the Chinese environment and is editor of the recently published China and the Environment: The Green Revolution. He Tweets @samgeall.

Gary Rawnsley is Professor of Public Diplomacy in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. His major research interests lie at the intersection of International Relations and international communications, with particular reference to East Asia. He maintains a personal blog here and tweets @GDRaber.

Ming Yeh Rawnsley is a Research Associate at SOAS and a CPI Fellow. She blogs in Chinese here, podcasts here and is Secretary-General of the European Association of Taiwan Studies. Her main research interests are in Chinese language film and media.

Jackie Sheehan is Professor and Head of Asian Studies at University College Cork. She is a renowned specialist on Chinese labour and the changing relationship between workers and the Party (in addition to all things Chinese politics).

David Tobin is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow. He is interested in identity and security in International Relations and the politics of the everyday. David’s personal blog is here and he tweets @ReasonablyRagin.

Over the next few days our regular contributors will say something about themselves, what interests them about China, which issues exercise them, and what kind of things they might cover in their column. For now, I welcome them all on board and look forward to bringing their insights to CPI readers.

Jon Sullivan is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the CPI. He tweets @jonlsullivan