Barbara Pongratz is an Associate Analyst at MERICS and her research focuses on Sino-German relations and China’s environmental policy. Prior to joining MERICS, she worked in development cooperation in two environmental projects at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and at a German management consultancy in Hong Kong. Barbara studied Sinology as well as European and International Law at Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, undertaking exchange semesters at Shanghai Tongji University and Peking University.