Welcome to my website!
I am a Senior Research Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) working on China's foreign and technology policy, EU-China relations, German China policy, the politicization of technical standardization, and Hong Kong affairs. I remain an associate research fellow with my previous employer, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). I am also an appointed observer to the European Commission's High-level Forum on European Standardisation. Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. You can also find and follow me on Twitter.
One month in Ukraine: a field report from a country at war
One month ago, I left Berlin to volunteer in Ukraine – for the third time since the full-scale invasion began. What is it like to be in Ukraine? How do Ukrainians cope with the war? What can we do to help defeat Russia?
Out now: Evaluating Public Support for Chinese Vendors in Europe’s 5G Infrastructure
Germany is considering banning equipment made by Chinese companies like tech giant Huawei – in its 5G mobile infrastructure. A representative opinion poll, shows only 30.8 percent of Germans want 5G cooperation with China.
Germany’s new China strategy: a step forward, no breakthrough
For the first time, Germany has adopted a China strategy. The reactions are mixed. The strategy breaks with previous mercantilism, but it does not offer new impulses. A review of core features.
Out now: Decisive but Forgotten: Germany’s Missing Technological Zeitenwende
The digital technology transformation is a largely overlooked dimension of Zeitenwende. However, increasing technology autonomy in a world increasingly characterized by great power rivalry should be a priority.
Monograph: China's Foreign Policy Contradictions
My book "China's Foreign Policy Contradictions" is published by Oxford University Press! Read the blurb and join one of the book launches!
Digital Power China (DPC)
How can the EU achieve Strategic Autonomy in emerging and foundational technologies from China? The Digital Power China consortium provides valuable insights.
Testimony to the US-China Economic Security Review Commission of the US Congress
On 15 June 2023, I have had the honor to testify to the US-China Economic Security Review Commission of the US Congress. I spoke about transatlantic cooperation to meet China's growing influence on technical standardization.
Read my report on Chinese tech standardization: "The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation" (2021) jointly published by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China & The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, partnering with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, published my comprehensive study "The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation".
Expert hearing at the German parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on technical standardization
In June 2021, I have testified as an expert to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German parliament (Bundestag) discussing China's technical standardization power.