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Rebecca Arcesati

Rebecca Arcesati

Lead Analyst, MERICS

Rebecca Arcesati’s research focuses on China’s technology and digital policy as well as Europe-China innovation relations.

She covers the global footprint of Chinese tech firms, digital infrastructure and surveillance tools, governance of data and artificial intelligence, technology transfer and research collaboration. Prior to joining MERICS, Rebecca gained experience helping Italian tech startups scale in China and as a research assistant in the UN Women China office.

She holds an LL.M. in China Studies (Politics and International Relations) from Peking University, where she was a Yenching Scholar. Rebecca received an MA degree in International Studies from the University of Turin and a BA in Language Mediation and Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Milan. She has studied and worked in Beijing, Shanghai and Dalian.