Wiebke Rabe is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance and conducts research on Local Governance of Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Contemporary China. She previously worked as a Research Associate for 'Europe-China relations' at the Hertie School and gained professional experience with the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and with the Austrian Embassy in Beijing. She graduated from Utrecht University with distinction (MA International Relations) and obtained a BA in European Studies from the University of Bremen. Wiebke Rabe also studied Chinese language at Peking University and Russian language at Saint Petersburg State University. She holds a PhD scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).