Gianluigi Negrois a PhD candidate at the University of Italian Switzerland (USI), Faculty of Communication Sciences. His research focuses on Chinese Internet regulation and new web 2.0 platforms. He is assistant editor of the China Media Observatory (CMO) at the Università della Svizzera Italiana. Previously he worked at the General Consulate of Italy in Guangzhou and at China-Italy Chamber of Commerce as Publication & Media Relations. He has been a freelance journalist for several Italian newspapers and magazines, focusing his articles on Chinese Internet developments, Chinese 2.0 platforms and the Chinese media system. His background is in contemporary Chinese studies and political sciences. Since February 2013 he has been member of the Italian Association of Chinese Studies.