Bertram Lang is a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asia Studies (IZO) at Goethe University Frankfurt, and co-founder of the Global China Hub. His expertise is in China's foreign policy and impact on international norms, with a focus on anti-corruption efforts, the non-profit sector and EU-China relations. Building on his prior experience as a researcher and policy advisor at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics), Bertram has been working as a China strategy advisor for European policy-makers, NGOs and risk consultancies. He has published both academic articles and policy analyses (e.g. for the OECD's research edge series) on China's global anti-corruption and law enforcment agenda.

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Supreme audit institutions´ anti-corruption strategies

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Bertram Lang


Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt

Professional Title

Research Fellow


  • Asia Pacific




Anti-corruption campaigns

Corruption and norms
Civil society and anti-corruption
International anti-corruption cooperation
Corruption and anti-corruption in East Asia

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