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Talks in times of sanctions

Today, Premier Li Keqiang, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and most of the ministers of their respective governments will be connected for video talks. This summit is called the “Sino-German Government Consultations” and is taking place for the sixth time. Merkel, as an experienced head of government, has been able to watch China grow in self-confidence in real-time over the course of the format since 2011. Back then, her counterparts still explicitly rejected great power ambitions; today, their successors are stepping up with the claim to determine world affairs.

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