MERICS Research

MERICS is an independent research centre that actively communicates its findings to the public. The institute analyzes political, economic, social, technological and ecological developments in China as well as their international impact. MERICS provides relevant information to decision-makers in politics, business and society and acts as a key contact for the German and European media. As such, MERICS aims to communicate a nuanced view of China and to enhance in-depth knowledge of China in Europe.

MERICS provides analysis and information on current and long-term political and economic developments and practical challenges in Germany’s and Europe’s relations with China. Our research at MERICS is based on primary sources and is the result of a constant exchange with society, politics, and academia. Our recommendations are geared toward action.

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The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.