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Research Associate, European China Policy Unit (ECPU)
Bertram Lang’s research focuses on society relations between Europe and China, as well as civil society organisations and anti-corruption campaigns in China. Prior to joining MERICS he assisted project planning at the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart as a graduate trainee. Bertram studied Political Science and Chinese at the University of Freiburg in Germany, the Institut d'Études Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence in France and Nanjing University in China. He further specialised in EU-China relations during a postgraduate programme at the College of Europe in Bruges in 2014/15. During his studies, he gained work experience in the European Parliament, the Delegation of the European Union in Beijing and with Transparency International in Lisbon.
China's Global Law Enforcement Drive: the need for a European response, MERICS China Monitor No. 36, January 18, 2017. (with Thomas Eder, Moritz Rudolf)
Questioning not the EU, but the “Western system”: European crises through the lens of Chinese media, MERICS China Monitor No. 33, 12 July 2016. (with Jasmin Gong, Kristin Shi-Kupfer)
The pitfalls of law enforcement cooperation with China, January 26, 2017. (with Thomas S. Eder)
EU struggles to build up ASEAN as a counterweight to China, October 28, 2016.
Western NGOs in China: not trusted, but still needed, May 6, 2016.
The pitfalls of law enforcement cooperation with China, The Diplomat, January 21, 2017. (with Thomas S. Eder)
Germany and the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative: Tackling Geopolitical Implications through Multilateral Frameworks, in: Frans-Paul van der Putten et al. (ed.): Europe and China’s New Silk Roads. A Report by the European Think-tank Network on China, December 2016, pp.24-29. (with Jan Gaspers)
China and EU Strategic Thinking on Asia: Towards a Strategic ‘Slim Down, in: Olivia Gippner (ed.): Changing waters. Towards a new EU Asia Strategy. LSE Special Report 21, April 2016, p. 38-48. (with Jan Gaspers)
Taiwanese Lobbying in the European Union: ‘Workable Diplomacy’ and its Limitations, in: EU Diplomacy Papers, 08/2015.
The Prospective EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty: Wider Regional Implications in East and Southeast Asia, in: EU-China Observer, 3/2015, pp. 11-15.
Bertram Lang on MERICS, the European China Talent Program and EU-China relations, Mapping China, January 23, 2017.
Beijing wants homegrown organisations to replace foreign NGOs, Interview with Deutsche Welle, 2 January 2017.
Fremde Federn: Bertram Lang. Kulturelle Soft Power aus China?, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07.05.2016, S.8.
How to Counter China’s Global Propaganda Offensive, in: The New York Times, 21 September 2016. (with Mareike Ohlberg)