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 China, 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 gains
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Dr. Frank Umbach
The more economic problems Germany faces, the more willing it might be to compromise its long-term interests
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What's inside
  • Despite the need for a united EU stance on China, 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 gains
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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