This introductory chapter discusses the significance of studying contemporary Chinese war correspondents and defines them as non-specialist journalists who have covered wars and conflict outside China at least once. It proposes a new cascading media and conflict model to study these correspondents. The new model takes the reporter-centric approach and demonstrates that both domestic and global variables at different levels impact war reporting. A feedback loop also exists to reinforce the values and performances of war correspondents. The book is divided into two parts. The first one deals with general themes and the second focuses on case studies of the Libyan War, Syrian War, Afghanistan War, and Palestinian-Israeli conflict.