Gobidong, from Shanghai, China, worked at the Shanghai Institute of Economic Development. He has professional experience as a newspaper reporter, editor, editor-in-chief of a magazine, and TV channel director; he has served as the general manager of a large multinational media company. He was jailed for seven years for political dissent and was put under surveillance for 11 years after parole. Fleeing to the United States in 2018. He is currently an independent scholar, senior media person, columnist, and current commentator in Huntington, USA. Christian.