In political Berlin, the impending conflict is already treated as a fact, and the clash of titans is considered inevitable: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s draft China strategy against the objections of the Chancellor’s Office under Olaf Scholz. While Baerbock as a Green politician puts a focus on human rights and political independence, Scholz as a social democratic chancellor will defend the interests of the economy. This is the common narrative. This was already indicated by the Cosco deal against the will of the Green coalition partners (China.Table reported).
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