MERICS Breakfast Briefing: Managing China’s economic coercion

Sep 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:30

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Klosterstraße 64

BDI and MERICS are delighted to present and discuss the recently published MERICS Monitor: “Fasten your seatbelts - Managing China’s economic coercion”.

Since 2018, China has increased and diversified its use of economic coercion on foreign companies and governments, resorting to measures of popular boycotts, restrictions on trade and tourism as well as deterring bluffs on prominent targets. In our new study, MERICS analysts have identified 123 cases of economic pressure and signaling between 2010 and 2022 with companies in the consumer and agricultural goods, commodities and services sector being the most frequent targets of retaliation. Our experts analyze how Beijing uses economic coercion to advance its strategic objectives and show how companies from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are managing their risk exposure to adjust to this new reality

This research is part of MERICS’ “Lessons from East Asia” project, launched in November 2021, and was kindly supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The report is available here.

MERICS Speakers:
Aya Adachi, Analyst
Max J. Zenglein, Chief Economist

BDI Commentator:
Friedolin Strack, Head of Department, International Markets

Bernhard Bartsch, Director External Relations, MERICS

Please note that this event is confidential and by invitation only.

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