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CDU: the China candidate check

CDU-Kandidatencheck: Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz, Norbert Röttgen
Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz, Norbert Roettgen

When it comes to the CDU’s attitude toward China, observers of the ruling party like to speak of the eternal yin and yang, a perpetual struggle between rejection and dissociation from the authoritarian state power in Beijing, on the one hand, and the will to cooperate with the emerging economic power, on the other.

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