Gianluigi Negro got a BA (2006) and a MA (2008) in oriental languages and Chinese economics at Ca’ Foscari University. His former professional activities were at the General Consulate of Italy in Guangzhou (2008) and at China-Italy Chamber of Commerce as Publications & Media Relations Executive (2010). After his graduation Gianluigi started to collaborate with several Italian media reporting the most important trend of the Chinese Internet. In 2010 he got a second MA in ‘Global Management’ at Roma 3 University. Since September 2011 he works as editor assistant at China Media Observatory. Mr. Negro researches investigate the most important Chinese Internet developments and their impact on the nascent Chinese civil society. In May 2015 Dr. Negro successfully defended his Ph.D. project focused on the development of the Internet in China. From September 2015 he is post doc researcher for the China Media Observatory. His researches were published on Journalism, Post Colonial Studies and Communication Politics & Culture. He is in the editorial team of Chinoiresie.info a collective blog focused on contemporary China for the section Media studies. He is member of the Italian Association of Chinese Studies and Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).