Mingshuang Lu completed the Master in Portuguese / Chinese Intercultural Studies at the University of Minho (2014-2016) with a dissertation entitled “The teaching and learning of Portuguese in China and Chinese in Portugal. Comparative study at the undergraduate level”. Currently, she is a PhD student in Translation and Terminology at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (partnership program with the University of Aveiro). She developed a PhD thesis entitled “Genres in the journalistic sphere: comparative study between Chinese and Portuguese”, under the supervision of Professor Matilde Gonçalves and Professor Wang Suoying. Her investigation is situated within the theoretical framework of Sociodiscursive Interactionism.