Didi Kirsten Tatlow

Didi Kirsten Tatlow is Senior Fellow at the Asia Program of the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, Germany, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at Projekt Sinopsis in Prague, Czechia. She researches, speaks and publishes widely on the political system of China, its impact on Europe, technology transfer, democratic security, ideology, disinformation, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She co-authored a book, “China’s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage” (2021). In 2019, she began an independent series of articles called “China-in-Germany,” examining the influence and interference activities of the Communist Party of China in Germany.

Tatlow, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, worked as a reporter and columnist in Asia and Europe for 23 years including at the Eastern Express, The Associated Press, Die Welt, Deutsche Welle, The South China Morning Post and the New York Times. In Oct. 2020 she published a cover story for Newsweek magazine on CCP influencing in the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.