Beatrice Gallelli is a reseacher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where she works on projects pertaining to Asia, and specifically the People’s Republic of China, China’s foreign policy Italy-China relations and Europe-China relations. She teaches Chinese language and translation at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice and Sociology of Asian Countries at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. She obtained her Ph.D. cum laude from Ca’ Foscari University in 2019, and she has been a visiting research fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University. She is currently part of the Sinophone Borderlands Survey research group, aiming at analysing China’s perception in Europe. She is the author of La Cina di oggi in otto parole (Il Mulino, 2021) and “From a Story of Disaster to a Story of Victory: Chinese Media Reports in the COVID-19 Crisis”, in Media Narratives during the Corona Pandemic. The Asian Experience, edited by Shubhda Arora and Keval J. Kumar (Routledge, forthcoming) written together with Runya Qiaoan (Palacký University).