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Exclusive Preview: MERICS-Rhodium Report on Chinese FDI in Europe

  • Type :Webinar
  • Date & Time (Beijing) :Apr 8, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Date & Time (Brussels) :Apr 8, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Venue :Zoom (online)

EU SME Centre and European Chamber>

Exclusive Preview: MERICS-Rhodium Report on Chinese FDI in Europe

 

Since 2015, Rhodium Group and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) have published an annual report analysing recent trends in Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Europe – please find last year’s report here.

 

Although their latest update is set to be published at the end of April, the EU SME Centre and the European Chamber have secured a preview of the key findings of the study by their authors, Ms Agatha Kratz, Director at Rhodium Group, and Mr Max Zenglein, Chief Economist at MERICS (Ms Kratz will also discuss briefly the most recent trends in EU FDI into China). The meeting will take place on Friday, 8th April from 16:00 to 17:00 online via Zoom.

 

 

Meeting Registration and Cancellation 

This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase III including European embassies, consulates, EU-funded projects and secretariat/board members from European chambers or business associations only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Ms Susana Xu (susana.xu@eusmecentre.org.cnwith subject line before Thursday, 7th April COBYou will receive a confirmation email and later on the access link to the meeting.

 

 

Agenda:

16:00 – 16:05 Opening Remarks

16:05 – 16:35 Presentation by Ms Agatha Kratz and Mr Max Zenglein 

16:35 – 17:00 Discussion and Q&A 

 

About the speakers

Agatha Kratz

Agatha Kratz is a Director at Rhodium Group. She heads Rhodium’s China corporate advisory team, as well as Rhodium’s research on European Union-China relations and China’s economic statecraft. She also contributes to Rhodium work on China’s global investment, industrial policy and technology aspirations.

Agatha is a non-resident Adjunct Fellow of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies under the Simon Chair in Political Economy. She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London, on China’s railway diplomacy. Her previous positions include Associate Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly journal China Analysis, Assistant Editor for Gavekal-Dragonomics’ China Economic Quarterly, and Junior Fellow at Asia Centre in Paris.

Max Zenglein

Max J. Zenglein’s research focuses on China’s macroeconomic development, international trade and industrial policies. He has a particular interest in China’s evolving economic system and  the economic conditions in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

Max has over ten years of professional experience working on China-related economic issues. Before joining MERICS he was an economic analyst for the German Chamber of Commerce in Shenzhen and Beijing. He is an economist by training and has studied at the University of New York at Buffalo, the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Kassel. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kassel in 2015.

 
Max Zenglein
Max J. Zenglein’s research focuses on China’s macroeconomic development, international trade and industrial policies. He has a particular interest in China’s evolving economic system and  the economic conditions in Hong Kong, Macau, and Tai
 
 
Agatha Kratz is a Director at Rhodium Group. She heads Rhodium’s China corporate advisory team, as well as Rhodium’s research on European Union-China relations and China’s economic statecraft. She also contributes to Rhodium work on China’s global investment, industrial policy and technology aspirations.
 
Agatha is a non-resident Adjunct Fellow of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies under the Simon Chair in Political Economy. She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London, on China’s railway diplomacy. Her previous positions include Associate Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly journal China Analysis, Assistant Editor for Gavekal-Dragonomics’ China Economic Quarterly, and Junior Fellow at Asia Centre in Paris.