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Concerns about Germany’s turning point

The China strategy of the new German traffic light coalition seems to be taking shape. The first details are already emerging and are causing debate from German China circles all the way to China itself. On Wednesday, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported about a secret diplomatic cable from the German Embassy in Beijing. The report urged the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) to reconsider its projects in China. The state-owned GIZ primarily implements cooperations on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for example in climate protection, the legal system or Industry 4.0.

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