Rebecca Arcesati’s research focuses on the interlinkages between China’s foreign (economic) policy and its domestic digital, technology and industrial policies and how these impact Europe. Prior to joining MERICS, she was involved in a project helping Italian tech startups scale up in China and worked on gender equality with the United Nations in Beijing. Arcesati holds an LL.M. in China Studies with a focus on Politics and International Relations from Peking University where she was a Yenching Scholar. In her Yenching Academy thesis, she explored the role of science and innovation diplomacy in EU-China relations from a historical perspective. She also received an MA in International Studies from the University of Turin. Arcesati studied Chinese language in Beijing and Dalian and received a BA in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Milan.
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