Cong Yali graduated from Beijing Normal University in 1985 and received her Ph.D. from People’s University in 1995. Cong is a Professor of medical ethics in Peking University Health Science Center and Director of Department of Medical Humanities of Peking University Health Science Center. She also serves as Secretary General of the Society of Medical Ethics, Chinese Medical Association, and is a member of Medical Ethics Test, of the National Medical Examination Center at the Ministry of Health. Funded by the Ministry of Education, she studied in the University of Chicago, Center for Clinical Ethics as a Senior Visiting Scholar in 2001. She has published a textbook titled “Nursing Ethics”, and about 30 papers, including “case study, the VIP floors” in the Hastings Center Report, in 2005 and “Doctor-Family-Patient Relationship: the Chinese paradigm of informed consent” in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in 2004. She is further involved in some international projects on research ethics and public health ethics. From 2002 to 2011, she had been engaged in many research projects funded by various organizations.