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The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Berlin-based independent institute that conducts practice-oriented research on contemporary China. The institute’s analysis focuses on internal political, economic, social, innovative and environmental developments in China, as well as on the country’s external relations.

One of MERICS’ special tasks is to communicate findings from observation and analysis of China to the public. To this end, the institute publishes a 14 daily newsletter, the “MERICS China Update”, which provides a summary of the major events of the past two week.

Another regular publication is the “MERICS China Monitor”, in which the institute analyses important current events and medium-term trends and provides decision makers with concrete recommendations for action.

You can subscribe to both publications free of charge here.

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