BAS21 | Speaker: Prof Dr Kristin Shi-Kupfer
Prof Dr Kristin Shi-Kupfer
Professor for Contemporary China Studies
University of Trier


Kristin Shi-Kupfer is Professor for Sinology at the University of Trier and a Senior Associate Fellow at MERICS. She is an expert on China’s digital society and politics, media policy, civil society and human rights. From 2013 until September 2020, Shi-Kupfer headed MERICS’ research area on Public Policy and Society. She previously worked as a research associate at the University of Freiburg’s Institute for Sinology. She earned her PhD from Ruhr University Bochum with a thesis on spiritual and religious groups in China after 1978. From 2007 to 2011 she was based in Beijing covering China for various German-speaking media like the Austrian magazine Profil, the German Protestant Press Agency epd or the public radio station Deutsche Welle. Since 2019 she is a member of the Sino-German Working Group on Digital Business Models initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Ministry of Education and Research.



The global race for AI supremacy: China, United States, Europe

  • John Miller, Senior Vice President for Policy and General Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council

  • Prof Dr Kristin Shi-Kupfer, Professor for Contemporary China Studies, University of Trier

  • Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament

  • Dr Nabil Alsabah, Bitkom