Welcome to my website!
I am a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) working on China's foreign and technology policy, EU-China relations, the politicization of technical standardization, and Hong Kong affairs. Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. You can also find and follow me on Twitter.
Out now: Chinese public diplomacy and European public opinion during COVID-19
China Review has published by co-authored piece with John Seaman, Richard Turcsányi and Björn Jerdén discussing the European public's reaction to China's public diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Innovative Technologies and standardization in geopolitical perspective": Hearing at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament
On 7 June 2021, I addressed the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament (Auswärtiger Ausschuss des Deutschen Bundestags). The hearing focused on the technology rivalry and technical standards. Watch the video.
Out now: New ETNC report "China’s Soft Power in Europe: Falling on Hard Times"
Does China still care about its soft power in Europe? This question is at the core of a new report published by the European Think-tank Network on China. I have contributed to the introduction and the chapter on Sweden.
Sweden’s corona trauma – a story of blind faith
Sweden’s corona policy receives international attention. Sweden is either seen as a model or a disaster. Yet, the Swedish “corona trauma” painfully uncovers the consequences if a democracy lacks a critical civil society.
Out now: "China, Europe and the New Power Competition over Technical Standards"
Technical standards, long treated as a non-political issue of private self-regulation, has recently been discussed as a subject of geoeconomic rivalry. This paper explores how technical standards translate into state power.
Out now: Hong Kong: The End of the City of Protest?
The journal “Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations” has published my latest piece on Hong Kong politics, entitled “Hong Kong: The End of the City of Protest?” in its December 2020 issue.
Out now: My IFRI paper "Towards a more principled European China policy?"
The EU is realigning its China policy. What role will democracy, human rights and the rule of law play? This new paper unpacks the institutional dynamics within the EU and provides 25 concrete policy recommendations.
Book contract signed with Oxford University Press
I have signed the contract for a new book with Oxford University Press to appear in 2021! The book, entitled "Understanding China's Foreign Policy Contradictions", is based on my PhD research.