Experts & Staff

Angela Stanzel

ECFR Alumni · Editor, China Analysis
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

China’s history, politics and economics, East and South Asia’s foreign and security policy


German, English, Mandarin


Angela was a Policy Fellow for the Asia and China Programme at ECFR from 2014 to December 2018. She also was an editor of China Analysis from 2017 on. Before joining ECFR, Angela worked for the BMW Foundation and the International Affairs Office of the Koerber Foundation in Berlin. Prior to that, she worked in Brussels for the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Asia Programme) and in Beijing the German Embassy (cultural section) as well as for several event and marketing firms. Alongside China’s history, politics and economics, her research work focuses on East and South Asia’s foreign and security policy.

Angela earned her Ph.D. in Sinology at Freie Universität Berlin, conducting a research about China-Pakistan relations (“The People’s Republic of China as an Actor in Today’s Pakistan – Advantages and Risks of Building a Chinese Power Base in South Asia”).





In the media

Angela Stanzel is speaking in The New York Times about Europe's role in the trade war between the USA and China.

Angela Stanzel quoted in The New York Times on the implications for Europe in the event of a US - China trade war

Angela Stanzel and Sunaima Kumar commet  the Maledives crisis

Angela Stanzel is quoted in the New York Times on Geely's buy in Daimler. 

Angela Stanzel cited in Le Temps discussing the grozing influence of China in eastern Europe.