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George G. Chen

George G. Chen

Research Associate

George G. Chen is an expert on China’s judicial system and legal policies. He is the author of Copyright and International Negotiations: An Engine of Free Expression in China?, a monograph published in 2017 by the Cambridge University Press. He has advised the Chinese and European governments on a variety of legal projects within the framework of the Sino-EU-Dialogue on the State of Rule of Law. Chen has a PhD in law from the University of Göttingen. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), and the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge. He was a Visiting Academic of the PCMLP based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford and a research fellow and Konrad Adenauer scholar at the University of Göttingen.




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.