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 Oriental Studies, speciality in China, Autonomous University of Barcelona, (Spain) (2005 – 2008)
  • 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 First ASEFUAN Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. ASEFUAN y Casa Asia, Barcelona y Madrid (Spain) (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

  • Symposium on Energy Transition and Climate Change. COP21: Climate and Energy Roundtable. Speakers: Mr. Jancovici, Ms. Zhao, Ms. Paulo, Ms. Haiyan, Ms. Qian. Organised by the French Consulate in Shanghai and Tongji University, October 2015
  • "China, The EU, and the new architecture for global financial markets", paper proposal accepted for the ‘Money, finance and everyday life in China’ international conference organized by the Research Institute of Anthropology East China Normal University, Shanghai, June 2015
  • Paulo, M and Chia, M.E. (2014) China’s Internet Developments: a new scenario for changing perceptions of China’. In: China’s Media Go Global, Tsinghua University, Beijing, September 2014
  • 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.
  • 中外专家聚同济大学 热议“能源转型与气候变化. Organised by Tongji University, UNEP, and the German Consulate in Shanghai, June 2014
  • E-Governance in China: Reality or science fiction?. In Madariaga – College of Europe – Foundation and Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies, Brussels, April 2014
  • Evolución de las TIC y su papel en la sociedad china: comercio electrónico y gobernanza digital. In: Conference organised by the Institute of Official Credit from Spain, Casa Asia and Fundación Consejo España-China, April 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.
  • El auge de la urbanización verde en la República Popular China. In: Symposium for young researchers on international studies and Oriental studies, Barcelona, July 2013
  • 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.
  • El medio ambiente en la República Popular de China: ¿existe espacio para las organizaciones civiles medioambientales? In: III International Electronic Symposium about Chinese Politics, March 2013
  • Conceptualización de las ONG en la R. P. China. Rol y obstáculos de las ONGs. In: Conference organized by the I Latin American Congress on Chinese Studies, Barcelona, 25-26 June 2012