Ji Deqiang is Associate Professor of Communication Studies with the National Centre for Communication Innovation Studies 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, editor of Annual Report of China’s International Communication, and editor-in-chief of ChinaMediaResearch, a web-based academic platform. His research interests include media and digitization, political economy of communication, anti-corruption communication, and international communication. His publications can be found in Chinese Journal of Communication, Media, Culture and Society, Javnost-the Public, and many Chinese academic journals. His recent publications include a monograph entitled Digitizing China: The Political Economy of China’s Digital Switchover (2016, in Chinese), the China Central Television chapter in China’s Media Go Global (Routledge, 2018), and the China Chapter in The International History of Communication Studies (Routledge, 2016). He was visiting scholar at Simon Fraser University in Canada (2010-2011) and City University of Hong Kong (2009). In the past years, he presented papers at annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research and European Communication Research and Education Association.