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Genia Kostka

Director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

One could almost think that the Chinese policy is in the hands of one family at Berlin’s universities. Genia Kostka has headed the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität since 2020, while her wife Sarah Eaton is a professor on the same topic at Humboldt Universität. Whenever the 42-year-old gets stuck in her research on China’s technology policy, she has a sparring wife.

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