Mareike Ohlberg is a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund, based at GMF’s Berlin Office. Before joining GMF, she worked as an Analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, where she focused on China’s media and digital policies as well as the Chinese Communist Party’s influence campaigns in Europe. Prior to that, she was an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Shih-Hsin University in Taipei. Ohlberg has spent several years living and working in Greater China. She is co-author of the book Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World (Simon & Schuster, 2020). She has a Doctoral degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Heidelberg and a Master’s degree in East Asian Regional Studies from Columbia University.

Last Updated: October 27, 2020

Features

10.30.20

State of Surveillance

Jessica Batke & Mareike Ohlberg
Across China, in its most crowded cities and tiniest hamlets, government officials are on an unprecedented surveillance shopping spree. The coordination of the resulting millions of cameras and other snooping technology spread across the country...

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American Company Sold DNA Analysis Equipment to Security Officials in Xinjiang, Documents Show

Jessica Batke & Mareike Ohlberg
In 2015, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Public Security Bureau announced it planned to purchase equipment from the U.S.-based biotechnology company Promega for the purpose of analyzing DNA and adding it to a national database,...