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The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Stiftung Mercator initiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China. As a central forum for engagement with China in Germany, MERICS lays the foundations for people – especially decision-makers in Germany and Europe – to better judge questions and issues relating to China.