Mikko Huotari is head of the Foreign Policy and Economic Relations Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a new China think tank in Berlin. His current research and publication focus on Chinese foreign policy, Europe-China relations, and regional financial and monetary cooperation in East Asia. With Thilo Hanemann (Rhodium Group) he recently published “Emerging Powers and Change in the Global Financial Order” in Global Policy.

Last Updated: June 24, 2016



Is Europe Prepared to Deal with the China Challenge?

Mikko Huotari, Jan Weidenfeld & more
Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a grand tour of the western end of the “New Silk Road,” in visits to Serbia and Poland this week before he returns to Beijing via Uzbekistan, a more eastern outpost on China’s expanding 21st Century trade route. Xi...



What Went Wrong With U.S. Strategy on China’s New Bank and What Should Washington Do Now?

Patrick Chovanec, Zha Daojiong & more
Now that much of Europe has announced its intentions to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), was Washington’s initial opposition a mistake? Assuming the AIIB does get off the ground, what might it mean for future...