Rebecca Arcesati’s research focuses on the nexus between China’s foreign policy and its industrial, digital and technology policies at home. Prior to joining MERICS, she was involved in a project helping Italian tech startups scale up in China and worked on gender equality issues with the United Nations in Beijing. She holds an LL.M. in China Studies with a focus on Politics and International Relations from Peking University, where she was a Yenching Scholar, as well as an MA in International Affairs from the University of Turin. Arcesati also studied Chinese language in Beijing and Dalian and holds a BA in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Milan.