Opinion | Germany Debates How Much to Rely on China

Opinion | Germany Debates How Much to Rely on China

Updated: 2 months, 28 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes, 1 second ago

From WSJopinion: Berlin is discovering that it pays to develop a certain independence from China , writes josephsternberg

Commercial independence is difficult for businesses that face a hostile climate in their home country.

ByJoseph C. SternbergNov. 3, 2022 6:14 pm ETGerman Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s jaunt to Beijing this week marks the latest step in his country’s painful journey of self-discovery toward a China policy that actually serves its interests. Berlin has been arguing about how it should reorient its relationships with the world’s autocrats since Vladimir Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine in February. What has Germany learned?

One sign of progress is that Mr. Scholz’s trip to China is deeply controversial within Germany. Even as he nears the first anniversary of taking office, it’s easy to forget he’s chancellor. The head of an unwieldy three-party coalition and the leader of an internally divided and electorally weak Social Democratic Party, Mr. Scholz often is overshadowed by more-popular politicians in his cabinet—specifically Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Economy Minister Robert Habeck, both of the Green Party and both avowed China hawks.

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Germany's Scholz: It is clear China, Germany are no friends of 'decoupling'German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday that it was clear China and Germany were no friends of 'decoupling'. Sanity Isn’t that what the Germans said about Russia when Trump told them they were too reliant on Russian oil?. Yikes. I think everyone can see what is coming Scholz looking for a new master for Germany now Putin and Russia have been sidelined?

Germany's Scholz in China amid trade, Ukraine, rights issuesBEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Beijing on Friday for a one-day visit that has drawn criticism over China ’s tacit support for Russia in its war on Ukraine and lingering controversy over economic and human rights issues. Damn Nazis Olaf needs oil and gas so that the average everyday German doesn’t freeze to death. If only Germany didn’t take energy policy advice from an angry Swedish teenager they would not be in this predicament ausverkaufen

Germany’s Scholz Meets Xi in Test of Europe’s Posture Toward ChinaThe German chancellor’s one-day visit to Beijing, the first by a European Union leader since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, comes amid rising suspicion of China at home. With them, you can have a win-win relationship but with US, it’s always they win and you lose. A prosperous world, including a prosperous US, is in China’s interest but a prosperous world, including prosperous allied countries, is not in US’s interest. EU/Germany should continue to have a great and long-lasting ties with China. EU needs to have an independent view on China. At all times.

China, Germany should respect each other - Xi tells ScholzChinese President Xi Jinping told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday that China and Germany should respect each other and take care of each other's core interests, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. Shouldn’t it? 相互尊重不是最基本的吗?德国应该有一些基本礼貌。 Not only Germany but Europe & US should also respect China and this reciprocity should extend among all countries however on international issues Conversational tool should be applied not threatenings or strategic superiority.

Germany's Scholz makes difficult visit to assertive ChinaBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz is making his first visit to China as German leader this week, a diplomatically delicate trip while Germany and the European Union work on their strategy toward an increasingly assertive and authoritarian Beijing .

Wonder Land: In a time of economic and security peril, the U.Reuters German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, China November 4, 2022.Italy silent as ships with 1,000 rescued migrants seek help A working lunch was to follow, after which Scholz and his delegation were to meet with Premier Li Keqiang, who nominally has responsibility over China’s economy.Sha Hua Nov.

S. has forsaken pro-growth policies and national security for unrealistic climate change goals. But both need reciprocity and the same access for investments on both sides, and also prevent dependencies, Scholz said during his visit to Beijing. Images: AP//The Washington Post via Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly By Joseph C.” “It is clear that if China changes, the way we deal with China must also change,” Scholz said, adding that “we will reduce one-sided dependencies in the spirit of smart diversification. Sternberg Nov. 3, 2022 6:14 pm ET German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s jaunt to Beijing this week marks the latest step in his country’s painful journey of self-discovery toward a China policy that actually serves its interests.

Berlin has been arguing about how it should reorient its relationships with the world’s autocrats since Vladimir Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The diplomatically delicate trip comes as Germany and the European Union work on their strategy toward an increasingly assertive and authoritarian Beijing. What has Germany learned? One sign of progress is that Mr. Scholz’s trip to China is deeply controversial within Germany. Even as he nears the first anniversary of taking office, it’s easy to forget he’s chancellor. With China still imposing tough COVID-19 restrictions, his delegation won’t stay in Beijing overnight. The head of an unwieldy three-party coalition and the leader of an internally divided and electorally weak Social Democratic Party, Mr.

Scholz often is overshadowed by more-popular politicians in his cabinet—specifically Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Economy Minister Robert Habeck, both of the Green Party and both avowed China hawks. Continue reading your article with a WSJ membership .N.

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