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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris in March 2019

Focus Germany: Relations with China in perspective

Despite the need for a united EU stance on Chinese competition and security issues, Germany remains focused on bilateral relations. By doing so, it gains a valuable trade partner, but it also incurs the risk of expanding China’s influence in the European sphere. The only way for Berlin to solve this dilemma is to put long-term security interests ahead of short-term economic gain.

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