Lucrezia Poggetti’s research focuses on EU-China relations, including sub-regional formats like the 16+1 framework, as well as China’s public diplomacy strategies in Europe. Prior to joining MERICS, she gained professional experience at the Delegation of the European Union to China working on Chinese domestic politics. Poggetti holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and has spent one year at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou studying Mandarin.

Last Updated: April 8, 2019

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04.08.19

How Should Europe Handle Relations with China?

Thorsten Benner, Ilaria Carrozza & more
When Xi Jinping visited Europe in late March, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker portrayed the future of EU-China relations in mixed terms: “We are strategic partners, and yes, rivals,” he said, “but competition among us is a good...