Plamen TONCHEV, Head of Asia Unit, Institute of International Economic Relations
Plamen Tonchev is Head of Asia Unit at the Athens-based Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER) and currently a European China Policy Fellow at Merics, in Berlin. He is the founding member of the European Think-thank Network on China (ETNC) and a member of the EU Chapter of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Committee (EU CSCAP). Tonchev has specialised in Chinese studies since the late 1999s and has published extensively in this area. His research interests cover both China’s politics and economy and its standing in the international scene, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and EU-China relations.