Claudia Wessling
Director Communications and Publications
Claudia Wessling

Claudia Wessling leads publications and product development at MERICS. Previously, she served as acting head of the MERICS communications team for two years. A sinologist and journalist, she has written on digitalization in China, Hong Kong and the Belt & Road. Wessling was editor at the foreign policy desk of news agency Agence France-Presse in Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 she reported on German politics as an AFP correspondent. Also a freelance science reporter, she specializes in mathematics, information technology, and digitization, and has written for publications such as Heise Technology Review, Tagesspiegel, and Handelsblatt. Wessling gained experience as a press officer at the representative office of Taiwan in Germany. She studied Chinese, Indonesian, and economics in Bonn, Wuhu and Yogyakarta, before training as a science journalist in Berlin.

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Claudia Wessling

Director Communications and Publications

Claudia Wessling leads publications and product development at MERICS. Previously, she served as acting head of the MERICS communications team for two years. A sinologist and journalist, she has written on digitalization in China, Hong Kong and the Belt & Road. Wessling was editor at the foreign policy desk of news agency Agence France-Presse in Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 she reported on German politics as an AFP correspondent. Also a freelance science reporter, she specializes in mathematics, information technology, and digitization, and has written for publications such as Heise Technology Review, Tagesspiegel, and Handelsblatt. Wessling gained experience as a press officer at the representative office of Taiwan in Germany. She studied Chinese, Indonesian, and economics in Bonn, Wuhu and Yogyakarta, before training as a science journalist in Berlin.

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