Germany relations

Beijing Blasts Germany After Joshua Wong’s Berlin Visit

Hong Kong democracy activist and Demosistō co-founder Joshua Wong traveled to Germany yesterday, where he met with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin. Wong was among several high-profile activists and lawmakers arrested late...

Li Keqiang Visits Berlin Amid Trade Tensions

On his first foreign tour as Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang is in Berlin today, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany, China’s largest European trading partner, will be the premier’s only stop in an...

China Focus Comes at a Cost for Germany

Following chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Beijing last week, Judy Dempsey warns at The New York Times that Germany’s booming trade with China may be a double-edged sword: As the crisis drags down most European...

Gerhard Schröder Opens Doors for German Companies in China

Der Spiegel looks at the work Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has done promoting German businesses in China since leaving his position: After he was voted out of office in 2005, Schröder started working in private...

China warns Germany Against Taking Uighur Gitmo Detainees

From The Local (Germany): China has warned the German government against accommodating Chinese Uighur Guantanamo Bay prisoners, saying they should face justice in their own country…The prisoners, who belong to the...

China Using the Internet to Spy on Germany

The Local reports that the German government believes that Chinese agents are using the internet to spy on Germany: Walter Opfermann from the state office for counterintelligence in Baden-Württemberg said on Tuesday that...

Merkel Faces Balancing Act on First Visit to China – Reuters

From the Reuters via the New York Times (link): German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a delicate balancing act when she visits China next week to forge unity on Iran and bolster bilateral economic ties, while delivering unwelcome messages on human rights and piracy. Merkel travels to China on Sunday for a two-day visit that takes […]



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