Publications & talks

Publications & talks

Please find below a list of selected publications and talks (as of November 2020). For audio and video files of some of the talks, please see the multimedia page.

Books:

Forthcoming (under contract): Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2017: Which political order do Chinese internet users and the government want? Implications for the international political order of the “Chinese century”. Saarbrücken: Éditions Universitaires Européennes.

Edited report

2018 (with Björn Jerdén, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero, and Alice Ekman): Political values in EU-China relations. European Think Tank Network on China – annual report. (presented at the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Commission, and the European External Action Service among others; on the list of “recommended readings” by the US State Department for all diplomatic missions of the United States).

Articles, papers and think tanks publications:

Forthcoming (2021): Die neue technische Standardisiungsmacht China. Eine Herauforderung für Europa, in: Freimuth, Joachim/Schaedler, Monika (eds.): Die veränderte Rolle von Normung und Standardisierung in China und Indien – eine industriepolitische Perspektive und ihre Bedeutung für Europa und Deutschland. Spinger. (in German)

Forthcoming (with Oscar Shao, 2021): China’s dwindling soft power in Sweden, in: Frans-Paul van der Putten et al. (eds.): ETNC annual report. The Hague: ETNC.

Forthcoming (with Ties Dams and Plamen Tonchev, 2021): Falling on hard times. China's soft power in Europe, in: Frans-Paul van der Putten et al. (eds.): ETNC annual report. The Hague: ETNC.

Forthcoming (2021): China - still a fragile superpower in search of its mission, in: Jacint Jordana and Pablo Pareja (eds.): IDEES Magazine

Forthcoming (with Björn Jerdén, John Seaman and Richard Turcsanyi, 2021): Chinese public diplomacy and European public opinion during COVID-19, in: China Review 21: 2.

2021 (with Richard Turcsanyi, Jelena Gledić and Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova): European Public United on China: selective cooperation in spite of negative perceptions. CHERN Policy Brief 1/2021.

2021: China, Europe and the new power competition over technical standards. Stockholm: UI Brief.

2020: Hong Kong, the end of the city of protest?, in: Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 6:3.

2020: Towards a More Principled European China Policy? Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in EU-China Relations. Études de l'Ifri. November 2020. Paris: Ifri.

2020 (with Björn Jerdén, Richard Q. Turcsányi, Matej Šimalčík, Kristína Kironská and Renáta Sedláková): What Do Swedes Think about China? Insights from an Extensive Survey of Swedish Public Opinion of China. UI Paper 8/2020. Stockholm: UI.

2020 (with Richard Q. Turcsányi, Matej Šimalčík, Kristína Kironská and Renáta Sedláková): German public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19 . Ripe for European leadership? Olomouc: Palacký University.

2020: China’s Deteriorating Image, 18 November 2020, Internationale Politik Quarterly.

2020 (with Richard Q. Turcsányi, Matej Šimalčík, Kristína Kironská, Renáta Sedláková et al.): European public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19. Differences and common ground across the continent. Olomouc: Palacký University.

2020: Exposing the fragility of EU-China relations. East Asia Forum. 23 May 2020.

2020: Who Controls Huawei? Implications for Europe. UI Paper 5/2020. Stockholm: UI.

2020: Technical Standardisation, China, and the Future International Order. Brussels: EU Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

2020: Hong Kong – protesternas stad. Världspolitikens Dagsfragor. Stockholm: UI. (in Swedish)

2020 (with Maja Björk): What to Make of the Huawei Debate? 5G Network Security and Technology Dependency in Europe. UI Paper 1/2020. Stockholm: UI.

2019 (with Bruno Hellendorff): The EU’s Reactive Approach to Rising Tensions Between the US and China, in: Miguel Otero et al. (eds.) Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry. European Think-tank Network on China – annual report. Madrid: ETNC.

2019 (with John Seaman and Daniel Voelsen): 5G and the US-China Tech Rivalry – a test for Europe’s future in the digital age. How can Europe shift from back foot to front foot? SWP Comment. Berlin: SWP.

2019: Hong Kong and the quest for judicial independence, in: Utrikesmagasinet, June 2019. Stockholm: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

2019 (with Björn Fägersten): China’s Standard Power and its Geopolitical Implications for Europe. UI Brief 2/2019. March 2019. Stockholm: UI.

2018: Political values in EU-China relations. Towards a “principled” or a “pragmatic” approach?, in: Tim Nicholas Rühlig, Björn Jerdén, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero, and Alice Ekman (eds.): Political values in EU-China relations. European Think Tank Network on China – annual report. Brussels: ETCN, pp. 91-95.

2018 (with Björn Jerdén, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero, and Alice Ekman): Introduction: The role of political values in Europe-China relations in: Tim Nicholas Rühlig, Björn Jerdén, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero, and Alice Ekman (eds.): The role of political values in EU-China relations. European Think Tank Network on China – annual report. Brussels: ETCN, pp.9-22.

2018: The EU’s New China Resolution: Principled but not strategic, in: The Diplomat. 13 September 2018.

2018: How China Approaches International Law: Implications for Europe. May. Brussels: European Institute for Asian Studies.

2018: China’s international relations in the new era of Xi Jinping. Implications for Europe. EU-Asia at a Glance. March. Brussels: European Institute for Asian Studies.

2018: Is China turning into an aggressive or responsible power under Xi Jinping? Implications for European policy-making. Policy Brief. Stockholm: Institute for Security and Development Policy.

2017: “Expressing my attitude and doing something impossible to make it happen...” Listening to the Voices of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement Protesters, in: Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 3:2, pp. 747-818

2017: “Honkongs framtid på en skör tråd”, in: Kinarapport 1/2017. (in Swedish)

2017: The deceptive promise of Xi Jinping’s control? The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress and its implications for the “new era”. UI Brief. Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Relations.

2017: China and the new International Order. Op-ed, 1 October 2017. EU-Asia Centre. Brussels.

2016: “Do You Hear the People Sing” “Lift Your Umbrella”? Understanding Hong Kong's Pro-democratic Umbrella Movement Through YouTube Music Videos, in: China Perspectives 4/2016, pp. 59-68.

2016: “Do You Hear the People Sing” “Lift Your Umbrella”? Le Mouvement des parapluies vu à travers ses chansons protestataires, in: Perspectives Chonoises 4/2016, pp. 59-68. (in French)

2016 (with Johan Lagerkvist): The Mobilization of Memory and Tradition: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s 1989 Tiananmen Movement, in: Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 2:2, pp. 735-774.

2016: How Does China Impact the Future International Political Order? Conceptual Reflections of the “China Model” in Light of China’s Fragmented Polity, in: International Relations and Diplomacy 4:1, pp. 48-59.

2016: (with Christopher Daase, in German): Sicherheitskultur nach 9/11 [Security Culture after 9/11], in: Masala, Carlo/Fischer, Susanne (eds.): Innere Sicherheit nach 9/11. Sicherheitsbedrohungen und (immer) neue Sicherheitsmaßnahmen? [Internal Security after 9/11. Security threats and (always) new security measures?] Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften; pp. 13-33. (in German)

2015: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement in Search of Self-determination. UI Paper, No. 3, November 2015. Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Relations.

2010 (with Katharina Grabietz, Fee Müller and Markus Patberg, in German): “Internationale Politische Theorie” [International Political Theory], in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 4/2010.

Blog posts:

Please visit my private blog on this website. Blog posts in German and English appeared also in Bretterblog, TRAFO blog, Carta, Menschenhandel heute, and Sicherheitspolitik-blog.

Conference Papers, lectures, panel discussions:

Upcoming: China’s foreign economic policy and its implications for Europe in general and the role of technical standardization in particular. Presentation at the seminar “Regulation, Standards, Innovation and Trade, Kommerskollegium, 24 March 2020 (postponed), Stockholm.

2021: The Geopolitics of standards. Presentation at the "practice session" of US Women in Standards. 8 April 2021, Washington D.C. (virtual).

2021: Chinese digital influence. Panel discussion in a CEPA event. 22 March 2021, Washington D.C. (virtual).

2021: Global Views on China. Presentation at the "CHERN Research Highlights" event. 11 February 2021 (virtual).

2021: China: Foreign policy of a rising power. Guest lecture at the Versalius College, Free Universty of Brussels. 1 February 2021, Brussels (virtual).

2021: China Standards 2035. Presentation to the German Industry Association BDI. 13 January 2021, Berlin (virtual).

2021: China-EU Geopolitics: The Geopolitics of Standards and 5G. Presentation to the "China Society" of the European Commission Bluebook Trainees. 8 January 2021, Brussels (virtual).

2020/2021: Chinese influence through technical standardization power. Paper presented at the workshop "Conceptualising and Measuring Influence of China", Hong Kong University, 11 December 2020 and 20 April 2021, Hong Kong (virtual).

2020: The future of standardisation of construction products. Presentation at the virtual conference “Construction Products – Fit for the Future”, German EU Council Presidency, Ministry of Interior, 20 November 2020, (virtual conference) Berlin.

2020: The geopolitics of technology and communication. Presentation and participation in a panel discussion at the Internet Governance Forum Spain, 22 October 2020, virtual conference, Madrid.

2020: Zukunftsmärkte formen – EU, China, und technische Standardisierung. Presentation (in German) at a webinar of the Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Köln, 8 October 2020, virtual webinar, Köln.

2020: What about Hong Kong? The “City of Protest” after the introduction of the National Security Law. Lecture at the University of Uppsala. 16 September 2020, Uppsala.

2020: What future for the EU-China relations in the post-Covid 19 World? Participation in the panel discussion of Vocal Europe (video conference), 23 June 2020, Brussels.

2020: Hong Kong and the Quest for Democracy and Freedom under Chinese Rule. Moderation of webinar with Joshua Wong, Martin Lee and Prof Eliza Lee. The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 10 June 2020, Stockholm/Hong Kong (virtual).

2020: China’s standardization policy. Presentation at the Working Group on Standardization in China of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, video conference, 9 June 2020, Beijing/Shanghai (virtual).

2020: China’s politics of standardization. Implications for Europe’s railway industry. Presentation to the Standardization Working Group of UNIFE, video conference, 5 May 2020, Brussels (virtual).

2020: Technical standardization, China and the future international order. Presentation of a report on China’s growing footprint in technical standardization, Heinrich-Böll Foundation, EU Office, Brussels, 3 March 2020, Brussels.

2020: The EU’s Reactive Approach to Rising Tensions Between the US and China. Presentation at the launch of the 2019 ETNC Report. European Policy Centre, 24 February 2020, Brussels.

2020: Hong Kong – City of Protest. Lecture at the University of Uppsala. 20 January 2020, Uppsala.

2019: Behind the headlines: protests in Hong Kong. Lecture at the Museum of East Asian Antiquities, 3 December 2019, Stockholm.

2019: The New Superpower. How will the Rise of China Change the World? Panel discussion at the “Battle of ideas” festival, 30 November 2019, Stockholm.

2019: EU-China Relations in light of the BRI. Presentation at the German-Nordic-Baltic Forum, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22 November 2019, Tallinn.

2019: Recent Trends in China’s Public Diplomacy. Cast Studies from Europe, Asia, Afrika and Latin America. Presentation at the Roundtable on “Engaging with China: Challenges and the Way Forward in Higher Education, Human Rights and Public Diplomacy”, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, 6 November 2019, Stockholm.

2019: China’s Impact on Democratic Values. Presentation at the ChinaBRIDGE Europe Roundtable. Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), 12 September 2019, Warszawa.

2019: In search for a European Approach to the BRI – the Role of Scandinavia. Presentation at the Seminar “The Scandinavian direction in transcontinental connectivity: the role of Latvia” by the New Silk Road Programme of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 20 June 2019, Riga.

2019: China’s geopolitics of technical standardization – a challenge for Europe? Presentation at the High level meeting on technical standardization, organized by the Romanian Presidency of the European Council and the Romanian institute of technical standardization (ASRO), 7 June 2019, Bucharest.

2019: 5G, Europe and the tech rivalry between the US and China, Policy Lunch at the German Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, 6 June 2019, Brussels.

2019: State and future of Europe-China Relations. Electoral Recess Training of the European Parliamentary Research Service 2019. Workshop on EU-China Relations. 21 May 2019, European Parliament, Brussels.

2019 (with Daniel Voelsen): 5G, Europe and the tech rivalry between the US and China, SWP Expert Exchange, 16 May 2019, Brussels.

2019: The geopolitics of standards – flow control. Presentation at Ericsson, 7 May 2019, Stockholm.

2019 (with Maja Björk): China’s rise in 5G standardization – a (security) challenge for Europe? European workshop on technical standardization at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 26 April 2019, Stockholm.

2019: The geo-politics of technical standardization. European workshop on technical standardization at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, 26 April 2019, Stockholm.

2019 (with Björn Fägersten): China’s Standard Power. Swedish Roundtable on technical standardization at the Swedish Institute of Intenrational Affairs, 18 February 2019, Stockholm.

2019: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New International Order? UI Seminar, 9 May 2019, Stockholm.

2019: Neither norm-breaker nor norm-maker: China’s successes in shaping international legal norms. ISA Annual Convention, 29 March 2019, Toronto/Canada.

2019: China, the mysterious country – notes on the domestic-foreign nexus of Chinese policy-making. Presentation at “Folk och Försvar”, 5 March 2019, Stockholm.

2019: How is China’s Rise Changing the Liberal International Order? Lecture at the University of Exeter. 6 February 2019, Exeter.

2019: Europe-China Relations. The Role of Political Values. UI Seminar. 5 February 2019, Stockholm.

2019: Political values in Europe-China relations. Presentation at the European Parliament, 30 January 2019, Brussels.

2019: The role of political values in the policies of the European Union and its member states towards China. Presentation for COASI representatives of the European Council at the Royal “Egmont” Institute, 29 January 2019, Brussels.

2018: European foreign policy and the role of political values in China. Presentation at the European External Action Service (EEAS), 7 December 2018, Brussels.

2018: Assessing of EU projects promoting political value in China. Presentation with the European Commission (DG DEVCO), 6 December 2018, Brussels.

2018: Political values in Europe-China Relations. Presentation of the ETNC Report 2018 at the Royal “Egmont” Institute, 6 December 2018, Brussels.

2018: What is ahead of China’s financial system? Implications for Europe. Panel discussion at the European Institute for Asian Studies, 27 March 2018, Brussels.

2018: China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. Discussant to a book presentation by Dr Richard Turcsanyi at the European Institute for Asian Studies, 1 March 2018, Brussels.

2016: Legitimate governance and state sovereignty in times of globalization. Europe and China in search of a “new deal”. Lecture at the China Foreign Affairs University, Peking.

2016: How Does China Deal with the Quest of Self-determination in Greater China? The case of Hong Kong. Presented at the International Studies Association Asia-Pacific conference, 25-27 June 2016, City University of Hong Kong.

2016: How does China impact the future international political order? Conceptual reflections of the “China model” in light of China’s fragmented polity. Presented at the International Studies Association Asia-Pacific conference, 25-27 June 2016, City University of Hong Kong.

2015/2016: How do Chinese view global governance? Chinese perspectives on the legitimacy deficit of global governance. Presented at the SWEPSA-conference, 14-16 October 2015, Stockholm as well as at the European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS-Workshops) of the European International Studies Association, 6-8 April 2016, Tübingen.

2015: “Do you hear the people sing” “Lift your umbrella”? Understanding Hong Kong’s pro- democratic umbrella movement through YouTube music videos. Presented at the Popular culture and World Politics Conference, 20-21 November 2015, University of Westminster, London. Lectures on similar topics have been held at the institute of media studies at the University of Stockholm, the institute of Political Science at Frankfurt University and the institute of China Studies at the University of Stockholm.

2015: Theorizing? IR in Contemporary China: The Role of Norms, Processes and Practices. Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, 18-21 February 2015, New Orleans.

2015: Norms and Processes: Thinking about IR in Contemporary China. Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, 18-21 February 2015, New Orleans.

2015: China and its WTO commitments: How interest groups shape China´s trade policies. Presented at the Global South Caucus conference of the International Studies Association, 8-10 January 2015, Singapore.

2015: Who makes Chinese foreign policy? Bringing the administration, think tanks and society back in. Presented at the Global South Caucus conference of the International Studies Association, 8-10 January 2015, Singapore.

2014: Zwischen Norm und Pragmatismus: Der Staat und die neue chinesische Weltordnung? (in German) [Between norm and pragmatism: The state and the new Chinese world order] Presented at the workshop "Der Staat in globaler Perspektive", 30-31 January 2014, University of Kassel.

2013: From Red Hacker Attack to Ai Weiwei’s “Dumbass”. Mapping Chinese cyber-activism and online debates and its impact on Chinese foreign relations. Presented at the “Pirating the Popular. Popular Culture and World Politics Conference”, 13-14 September 2013, Stockholm.

2011: (with Matthias Dembinski and Britta Weiffen): Rising States in a World of Regions. Regional Policies of the United States and China in Comparison. Presented at the ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, 25-27 August 2011.

2011: Western Individual or Chinese Collective? Towards a Trans-Individual Understanding of Morality. Presented at the young researchers conference “Liberalism: Causing or Resolving the Crises of Global Governance?”, 3-6 February 2011, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main.