Deqiang Ji is Associate Professor of International Communication Studies and Vice Dean of the Institute for A Community with Shared Future (ICSF) at Communication University of China in Beijing. He is currently the Vice Head of the International Communication Section of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), editor of the Sage journal Global Media and China, and editor-in-chief of ChinaMediaResearch, a flagship web-based academic platform. His research interests include international communication, intercultural communication, and the political economy of digitization in China. His has authored and edited five books including Digitizing China: The Political Economy of China’s Digital Switchover (2016), Anti-Corruption Communication: International Perspectives (2019), Communication and Global Power Shift (2019), and Annual Report of China’s International Communication (2017). His publications also include more than sixty journal articles which can be found in Chinese Journal of Communication, Media, Culture and Society, Javnost-the Public, Global Media and China, and many Chinese academic journals, as well as book chapters in China’s Media Go Global (Routledge, 2018), The International History of Communication Studies (Routledge, 2016), Mapping BRICS Media (Routledge, 2015), China and the Global Media Landscape: Remapping and Remapped (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019), and Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition (Routledge, 2019). He was a visiting researcher at Simon Fraser University in Canada (2010-2011) and City University of Hong Kong (2009). In the past years, he was invited to present papers at annual conferences of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), biennial conferences of European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), and many international conferences and seminars.