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Port dispute is just the beginning

The German Port of Duisburg now also feels compelled to justify its cooperation with Cosco.

The planned acquisition of a stake in one of four terminals at the Port of Hamburg by the shipping company Cosco has become a symbol of Chinese investment in Germany. It is the first acquisition of high-profile infrastructure since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: The “Zeitenwende” is gripping the port business. Demands are that Germany should no longer act naively toward authoritarian and potentially aggressive states.

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