STATE OF ASIA: Agatha Kratz
Episode 5 of the State of Asia Podcast
Agatha Kratz heads Rhodium Group’s China corporate advisory team, as well as its research on European Union-China relations and China’s economic statecraft. She contributes to Rhodium's work on China’s global investment, industrial policy and technology aspirations. Agatha is also a non-resident Adjunct Fellow of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies under the Simon Chair in Political Economy. She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London on China’s railway diplomacy. Her previous positions include Associate Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly journal China Analysis, Assistant Editor for Gavekal-Dragonomics’ China Economic Quarterly, and Junior Fellow at Asia Centre in Paris.
In this episode of the STATE OF ASIA podcast, Agatha talks about why the reasons for China's economic slowdown go much deeper than zero-COVID lockdowns. She explains how she still manages to get new information on China, with travel to the country being virtually impossible for over 2.5 years now. And she gets into what's off about the German chancellor's visit to Beijing.
Agatha will be in Zurich to speak at the STATE OF ASIA Conference on November 10, 2022, where she will be joined by many others of our trusted experts. For more details, the full speaker line-up, and information on how to get tickets, click here.
STATE OF ASIA podcast
episode 5 – published October 31, 2022
Host: Nico Luchsinger, Executive Director, Asia Society Switzerland
Producer: Remko Tanis, Programs and Editorial Manager, Asia Society Switzerland