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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 organizations 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 specialized in EU-China relations during a postgraduate program 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)
What Macron could mean for European China policy, June 15, 2017.
Overseas NGOs in China: Left in Legal Limbo, March 8, 2017. (with 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.
Overseas NGOs in China: Left in Legal Limbo, The Diplomat, March 4, 2017. (with Kristin Shi-Kupfer)
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.
NGO Gesetz: Chinas Zähmung der Zivilgesellschaft, in: Neue Züricher Zeitung, March 7, 2017.
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, p. 8.
How to Counter China’s Global Propaganda Offensive, in: The New York Times, 21 September 2016. (with Mareike Ohlberg)