Mireia Paulo Noguera


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Internationale Politische Ökonomie Ostasiens
AKAFÖ 2/31
44780 Bochum
Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-28408

Curriculum Vitae

Mireia Paulo Noguera, M.A.
Research Associate & PhD Candidate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) (since 03/2019)

Research Interests

  • China’s Foreign policy and China as a regional and global actor
  • China’s contemporary political and economic issues, laws and regulations
  • EU-China relations
  • EU-China digital connectivity (esp. innovation strategy, cyber security strategy, IoT)


  • Director of the European-American Market, A&Z Law Firm, Shanghai (China) (2015 – 2019)
  • International Business Supervisor, Simon Electric, Shanghai (China) (2014 – 2015)
  • Research Senior Management Consultant (2008 – 2014)
  • Trainee, European Commission, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation–EuropeAid, Brussels (Belgium) (2012)
  • Trainee, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Field Office, Maracaibo (Venezuela) (2011 – 2012)
  • Project Manager in non-profit organisations (India, Panama, Spain) (2004 – 2008)

Lectures and courses

  • ‘China’s economic developments’, Tongji University, Shanghai (China) (2016)
  • ‘EU-China Relations’, Tongji University, Shanghai (China) (2015 – 2013)
  • ‘E-Governance in China’, ESADE Institute of Governance and Public Direction, Barcelona (Spain) (2014)
  • ‘Evolución de las TICs y su papel en la sociedad china: comercio electronico y gobernanza digital’, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) (2014)
  • ‘Urbanisme: És l'urbanisme verd l’alternativa al model urbanístic xinès?’, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) (2013)
  • ‘MediAmbient: Quina és la lògica estratègica del Partit Comunista Xinès en matèria de medi ambiental? ’, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) (2013)


  • PhD Fellow, Department of East Asian Politics, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) (2019 – present)
  • Postgraduate Research, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
  • MA in Political and Administration of the European Union, College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium) (2009 – 2010)
  • Language training, Chinese Language Department, Peking University, Beijing (China) (2007 – 2009)
  • BA in International and Intercultural Studies, speciality: conflict analysis and resolution, Autonomous University of Barcelona, (Spain) (2004 – 2006)
  • BA in Business and Tourism, speciality: sustainable development planning, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain) (2000 – 2004)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Fellowship of the Ministry of Education of the PRC. "EU Windows' Programme" at Fudan University, Shanghai (China) (2013 – 2014)
  • Awarded for the best master thesis on EU-China Relations by InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations, College of Europe (2009 – 2010)
  • Fellowship of the Spanish Foreign Ministry and the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency. College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium) (2009 – 2010)
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Official Credit from Spain. Peking University, Beijing (China) (2007 – 2009)
  • Fellowship of the Marie Curie Programme. China in the World. Bristol University (2007) and Leeds University (UK) (2006)
  • Selected candidate to represent China at the United Nations Model (C'MUN), Spanish United Nations Association Barcelona (Spain) (2005)

Publications (Selection)

Book Chapters

  • China-Europe Investment Cooperation: A Digital Silk Road. In Cheng Y. et al. (eds.) The Belt & Road Initiative in the Global Arena. Springer, 2018
  • ‘电子治理如何影响欧洲人心目中的中国形象‘ 在门镜,中国与欧盟的相互认知:媒体的视角,北京: 社会科学文献出版社, 2016年版。
  • Examination of the Contemporary EU-China Economic and Political Links. In Rewizorski M. (eds.) The European Union and the BRICS: Complex Relations in the Era of Global Governance. Springer, 2015.
  • La asociación estratégica Sino-Europea: una cooperación indispensable para afrontar los desafíos emergentes. In Netzahualcoyotzin R. (eds.) Politica internacional del China. BUAP, 2015.

Journal Articles

  • The role of e-Governance in Europe’s image of the Chinese Communist Party. International Communication Gazette, 78(1–2), 39–63, 2016.
  • La internacionalizacion de los medios chinos, Observatorio de la Política China, 2015.
  • Sino-European Strategic Partnership: 10th Anniversary. ECRAN, 9 June 2013.
  • ‘The European and Chinese cooperation in the field of technology transfer, does it mitigate and adapt climate change effects?’, EU-China Observer, issue 3, June 2011.
  • ‘The EU-China Strategic Partnership in Climate Change: The EU-China Biodiversity Program’, EU Diplomacy Papers 3/11, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Conference Contributions

  • 中外专家聚同济大学 热议“能源转型与气候变化“ Symposium on Energy Transition and Climate Change. Organised by Tongji University, UNEP, and the French and German Consulate in Shanghai, October 2015.
  • Gottwald, J.C., and Paulo, M. (2014) The Significance of a Secondary Dialogue: EU-China Financial Services Cooperation. In: Collaborative Research Networks at the UACES Conference, Cork, September 2014.
  • Cities and water resources management: urbanisation versus sustainability. In: 13th ASEFUAN Annual Conference and Zhejiang University Cultural China Annual Forum, Hangzhou, July 2014.
  • Chinese e-participation: a real option for public participation on environmental protection? In: New European Research on Contemporary China, French Center for Research on Contemporary China and Sino-French Academic Center, Delegation of the European Union to China, Beijing, July 2014.
  • E-Governance: a reality or science fiction in the People’s Republic of China? In: ESADEgeo, China Europe Club, ESADE Institute of Governance and Public Direction, in collaboration with Casa Asia, April 2014.
  • Opportunities and challenges of e-Governance: A reality or science fiction of the Chinese Government? In: the IV International Electronic Symposium about Chinese Politics, March 2014.
  • The EU’s presence and visibility in the People’s Republic of China: A case study on Public Diplomacy. In: International Conference EU-China Soft Diplomacy, at the EU Committee of the Regions, Brussels, April 2013.