Rebecca Arcesati is a Junior Analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). Her research focuses on the nexus between China’s foreign policy and its industrial, digital, and technology policies at home. Prior to joining MERICS, she was involved in a project helping Italian tech startups scale up in China and worked on gender equality issues with the United Nations in Beijing. Arcesati holds a Master of Laws in China Studies with a focus on Politics and International Relations from Peking University, where she was a Yenching Scholar, as well as a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Turin. She also studied Chinese language in Beijing and Dalian and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Milan.

Last Updated: September 11, 2019



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