Maurits Elen is a contributor to The Diplomat.
He focuses on the Chinese economy and U.S.-China relations. Maurits previously wrote for the Shanghaiist and served as managing editor at the Shanghai Business Review, where he tracked developments in the city’s business communities. He graduated from Leiden University with an MA in International Relations, MSc in Political Science, and MSc in Public Administration. As undergraduate, he received a BA in China studies and Propaedeutic in Jurisprudence.