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Julia Pallanch is the Program Assistant of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Based in Berlin, her portfolio includes the management of operations concerning the Stockholm China Forum, and the India Trilateral Forum. Prior to joining GMF, Julia received training as externalist at the EU Delegation to China in Beijing, and supported the Asia Program of the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. She holds a BA degree in Sinology from Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and is in the process of finalising her MA degree in Modern East Asian Studies from University Duisburg-Essen, where she specialises on Chinese Foreign Policy and EU-China relations. Julia has deepened her knowledge in Mandarin Chinese by attending two semesters at Soochow University as well as several programs organised by Fudan University, Shanghai. She is fluent in Italian, English and Slovak and speaks Mandarin Chinese and German.