Following Beijing’s sanctions against politicians, organizations, and academics, the diplomatic consequences have reached several European capitals – including Berlin: “The Chinese ambassador, Wu Ken, was asked to meet urgently with State Secretary Miguel Berger today,” the Foreign Office said in response to a query from China.Table. In the conversation, Berger said he reflected the German government’s view that the punitive measures “represent an inappropriate escalation that unnecessarily strains EU-China relations.” The step was “incomprehensible in terms of content” and had to be reversed immediately.
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