Mr. You is a China specialist reporter at the Joongang Ilbo, a South Korean daily newspaper. Previously, he was the director of the Joongang China Institute (JCI) since its creation in 2007. JCI was the first institute established by South Korean media groups to conduct research on China-related matters. He also worked as a correspondent in Hong Kong (1994-1998) and as the Beijing bureau chief for the Joongang (1998- 2004). He has authored, coauthored, or translated 5 books on China. He received a B.A. from Sogang University and an M.A. from Seoul National University.