Mareike Ohlberg is an analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. Her research is focused on China’s digital policies as well as the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in Europe. She co-authored the reports “Authoritarian Advance: Responding to China’s Growing Political Influence in Europe” and “China’s Digital Rise: Challenges for Europe.” Ohlberg holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Heidelberg and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. In her Doctoral thesis, she analyzed changes in China’s global propaganda apparatus since 1978. Prior to joining MERICS, she spent a year as an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and another year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cheng Shewo Institute for Chinese Journalism at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Last Updated: February 19, 2020



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