Claudia Wessling
Director 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 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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