Claudia Wessling
Director Communications and Publications
Claudia Wessling

Claudia Wessling leads communications and publications at MERICS. She is a seasoned journalist and Asia expert focusing on China and Indonesia. She has written on digitalization in China, Sino-German relations, Hong Kong and the Belt & Road.  

Prior to joining MERICS, Claudia was an 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 digitalization, and has written for publications such as Heise Technology Review, Tagesspiegel, and Handelsblatt.  

Claudia 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 communications and publications at MERICS. She is a seasoned journalist and Asia expert focusing on China and Indonesia. She has written on digitalization in China, Sino-German relations, Hong Kong and the Belt & Road.  

Prior to joining MERICS, Claudia was an 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 digitalization, and has written for publications such as Heise Technology Review, Tagesspiegel, and Handelsblatt.  

Claudia 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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