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Rebecca Arcesati

Analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies

Rebecca Arcesati is an Analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). Her research focuses on China’s digital and technology policies and how they impact Europe. She covers digital infrastructure and the global expansion of Chinese tech firms, data and emerging tech governance issues, as well as EU-China relations in the technology and innovation spaces.

Prior to joining MERICS, Rebecca was involved in a project helping Italian tech startups scale up in China and worked on gender equality with the United Nations in Beijing. She holds an LL.M. in China Studies with a focus on Politics and International Relations from Peking University, where she was a Yenching Scholar. She also received an MA in International Studies from the University of Turin, with a specialization in China’s foreign policy and political economy. Rebecca studied Chinese language in Beijing and Dalian and holds a BA in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication.

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