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Germany’s Taiwan policy approaches turning point

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The Taiwan conflict has arrived on Berlin’s political scene. Not long ago, there was a chance that MPs would confuse Taiwan with Thailand. Today, one visit to Taiwan by German politicians follows the next. The preservation of Taiwan as a democratic state is at the top of the foreign policy agenda. Politicians apparently hope to score points with voters at home by showing solidarity for the island 9,000 kilometers away.

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