Grzegorz Stec is an Analyst in the MERICS Brussels Office. His research focuses on EU-China relations, including their institutional framework, strategic discourse deployed by the two sides, and the EU’s common foreign policy building efforts. He also monitors Poland-China and wider Central and Eastern Europe-China relations.

Prior to joining MERICS, he founded the Brussels-based non-profit platform “EU-China Hub” and co-founded a Beijing-based consultancy company focused on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative. He has also worked as a contributor to Oxford Analytica.

Stec holds a Master of Science degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies (University of Oxford, as a recipient of the Jenkins Memorial Scholarship), a Master of Economics degree in China Studies (Yenching Academy of Peking University), and three BA degrees in International Relations, Comparative Studies of Civilizations, and Asia Studies (Jagiellonian University in Krakow). He also studied Chinese language at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Beijing Language and Culture University.

Last Updated: January 3, 2024



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