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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