2nd CHERN China-Europe Research Highlights

The 2nd China-Europe research highlights in our Online Series was Foreign Investments and Security: A Nordic perspective on China’s rise, discussing Chinese Investments in Northern Europe in a presentation of the COINS (Consequences of Foreign Investments for National Security) project. Morten S. Andersen, Hege Medin and Ulf Sverdrup, all from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), presented some early results from their research projects. They presented results from a comprehensive statistical mapping of Chinese investments, a survey on attitudes towards foreign investments, and discussed some of the challenges facing governments when designing effective screening mechanisms.

The event took place on Zoom on Apr 08, 2021 05:00 PM Amsterdam

See a recording of the presentations:


Morten S. Andersen

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Morten S. Andersen is a Senior Researcher at NUPI, and the project leader of COINS. Andersen earned his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


Hege Medin

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Hege Medin is a Senior Researcher at NUPI, she earned her PhD in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2013. Her main research field is international economics (international trade in particular), but she also has an interest in international investments, economic geography, labour, welfare, health and environmental economics. Her research frequently involves statistical analyses of register data.


Ulf Sverdrup

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Ulf Sverdrup, is the Director of NUPI. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo and was a professor at the Norwegian Business School BI, and a research professor at ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo. Sverdrup has published extensively on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European politics, European integration and Norwegian foreign policy.


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