Barbara Pongratz

Barbara studied Chinese Studies in Munich, Shanghai, and Beijing and is currently completing her master’s program at Freie Universität Berlin.

Chinese state-business relations within the ‘Digital Silk Road’ are her current research focus. During her studies, she focused on Chinese foreign policy, environmental politics as well as technological development. Barbara interned at another GIZ project promoting the Sino-German environmental cooperation in Beijing, worked for a German consulting company in Hong Kong, and the Körber Foundation’s international politics department in Berlin.