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Malacca: China’s Suez Problem

For almost a week, the container ship “Ever Given” blocked the southern end of the Suez Canal and thus one of the world’s most important trade routes. The gigantic 200,000-ton ship had been on its way from China to Rotterdam and then ran aground. According to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 98 percent of container ships pass through the Suez Canal when traveling between Germany and China.

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