Claudia Wessling

Claudia Wessling

Director Communications and Publications at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Sino-German relations; Digitalization and tech development in China; China's Belt & Road Initiative

Claudia Wessling leads Communications and Publications at MERICS. She is a seasoned journalist and Asia expert focusing on China and Indonesia. She has written on digitalization in China, Sino-German relations, Hong Kong and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Prior to joining MERICS, Claudia gained experience as a press officer at the representative office of Taiwan in Germany. She was also an editor at the foreign policy desk of news agency Agence France-Presse in Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 she reported on German politics as an AFP correspondent. Also a freelance science reporter, she specializes in mathematics, information technology, and digitalization, and has written for Heise Technology Review, Tagesspiegel, and Handelsblatt.

China Horizons publications

EU-China relations

The upcoming EU-China Summit, with Abigaël Vasselier

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