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 and its Sherpa on digital technical standard-setting. Thanks a lot for your interest in my work. You can also find and follow me on Twitter.
My new book is out: "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!
New report out: Europe’s Strategic Technology Autonomy From China. Assessing Foundational and Emerging Technologies
How can the EU achieve Strategic Autonomy in emerging and foundational technologies from China? Identify four dimensions of Strategic Autonomy, the Digital Power China consortium explains in a new report what we need to do.
COSCO buys minority share of Hamburg seaport terminal - my comments
Chinese state-owned shipping company COSCO has purchased a minority share in a seaport terminal in Hamburg. Read and listen to my comments.
New paper published: The false promise of Open RAN. Why Open RAN does not solve the “5G China challenge”
Most EU countries have effectively excluded Huawei from its critical 5G infrastructure. Some observers hoped that Open RAN alongside Nokia and Ericsson equipment could replace Huawei. But the hope in Open RAN is unfounded.
In the media: the Taiwan crisis
Following Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China has carried out massive military exercises around Taiwan. What does this imply? Listen and watch my comments.
25 years after the handover of Hong Kong
On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong was handed back from British colonial rule to China. The People's Republic promised a "high degree of autonomy" until 2047. 25 years later, it has broken this promise. Here is my take.
My new paper is published: "China’s Global Vision Vacuum"
China strives to redefine the global order. Is China engaging in a constitutive process shaped by the global economy; or is it an imperial power pursuing sovereignty? The EU needs to understand China's contraditory policy.
Out now: My new study on China's Standardization approach titled "The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation"
Today, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, in partnership with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, published my new study "The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation".