Talk with MERICS Head of Research Kristin Shi-Kupfer

Publiziert am 29.05.2020 | Übersetzung verfügbar in: Englisch

This week's guest at Superwoman on F15' | by ForbesDACH is Kristin Shi-Kupfer, head of the research areas politics and society at MERICS. With aizu founder Aileen Zumstein, the sinologist talks about her personal interest in China, the growing concern about data security among the Chinese population and reflects on how the trade war between the US and China affects her work.

While her interest in China was originally awakened by the country's history, today Kristin Shi-Kupfer's research focuses on the digital society, religious politics, social change and related social conflicts in China. She is head of research at the independent think tank Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, where she is responsible for the areas of politics and society. In an interview with aizu founder Aileen Zumstein on the digital channel F15' |, Shi-Kupfer talks about the "certain inner conflict" she experiences in the context of the trade war between the US and China. She also shows why in the course of the corona crisis data protection increasingly becomes a topic of discussion in China and explains why political advancement for women is still very difficult despite their increasing presence in economic and social leadership positions.

All questions in the video:

1:46 Where does this lively interest in China come from?

3:33 The Chinese Communist Party is pursuing a comprehensive digital strategy. Can all this be implemented? Does this point to a leadership?

5:33 An anonymous online survey of more than 550 students from China, Taiwan and Germany explored their views on the Social Credit System. How do the young people see it, are you surprised?

7:00 What are the current topics that drive Generation Y and also Z, politically, economically and socially?

8:46 Your research focuses on the digital society. How far along is China, how do people behave and where is the journey heading?

11:12 What can we learn from the Chinese culture?

12:37 Does a woman have a chance to get to the top of the government?

14:10 Does the trade war between the USA and China affect your work?

The interview itself is held in German.

Superwoman is a programme of the new digital channel F15' | by ForbesDACH, on which discussions are held every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with experienced entrepreneurs, managers, experts and with decision-makers who have a serious interest in diversity issues. With their knowledge, commitment and experience they show different views and possibilities on this complex topic.

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