China’s Emergence as a Global Security Actor and Implications for Europe

KAS New York invites you to a discussion and reception with Mr. Mikko Huotari, Head of International Relations at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin.


Mikko Huotari heads the International Relations Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, Sino-European relations, as well as regional order in Asia. He has published extensively on China’s global investment strategy and economic relations with Europe as well as on geopolitical shifts related to China's rise as a global security actor.

Before joining MERICS, he taught International Political Economy and Chinese Foreign Policy at the University of Freiburg. During his studies of International Politics and International Law in Freiburg, Nanjing, and Shanghai he gained experience in policy-oriented China research at the German-Chinese Law Institute in Nanjing, the German Embassy in Beijing, and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin.

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  • Mr. Mikko Huotari

    Dr. Stefan Friedrich


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