Areas of Expertise

  • China’s foreign, security, and legal policy
  • China’s international law policy
  • China’s involvement in international organizations, especially its discourse power within the United Nations and establishment of parallel structures
  • China’s global initiatives (Global Security Initiative, Global Development Initiative, Global Civilization Initiative, Belt and Road Initiative, and Community of Shared Future for Mankind)
  • China+x mechanisms
  • Transatlantic policy coordination with a view to China

Short Bio

Moritz Rudolf has been an associate fellow at DGAP since April 2023. He is a research scholar in law and fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center where he focuses on the implications of China’s rise for the international legal order.

Previously, Rudolf was an associate in the Asia Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); fellow at the Intlaw Research Group (KFG) “The International Rule of Law — Rise or Decline?,” which examines the role of international law in a changing global order; and researcher at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS).

In 2020, Rudolf passed Germany’s second state examination in law and obtained his PhD in international law from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2021, he published the book The Belt And Road Initiative: Implications For The International Order, which is based on his PhD thesis. He studied law, Mandarin Chinese, and economics at Heidelberg University, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Language and Culture University.


German, Chinese, English, French


[Last updated: June 2023]

Dr. Moritz Rudolf




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