Tim Rühlig

Tim Rühlig

Associate Research Fellow

Tim Rühlig joined UI in 2018 and is working on EU-China relations as well as Chinese foreign policy.

Tim is researching China’s foreign economic policy and its implications for Europe in general and smart seaport projects as well as  the role of technical standardization in particular.

Tim holds a PhD from the University of Frankfurt in which he investigated how the Chinese party-state copes with globalization and the transformation of the state. In 2018, he was the coordinator of the European Think Tank Network on China (ETNC) and lead editor of the network’s annual report assessing the role of political values in Europe-China relations. He has been a visiting research fellow at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, Stockholm University, the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels and UI. Previously, he has studied political science, cultural anthropology, international relations and peace and conflict research. He was a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence “The formation of normative orders” in Frankfurt and has worked on political implications of social media discourses in China.

Areas of expertise:
EU-China relations; China in international affairs; Chinese foreign policy; Chinese Communist Party; global governance; Hong Kong


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