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‘We must take Xi Jinping’s statements literally’

Johannes Vogel zu seiner China-Erfahrung
Johannes Vogel is Vice Chairman of the FDP at the federal level and First Parliamentary Secretary of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag.

What is the political message of this visit?

The new systemic competition between democracies and autocracies requires a comprehensive approach. One of the dimensions is that we have to take statements of autocrats like Xi Jinping seriously and literally, and he now also openly speaks of military aggression to reunify Taiwan. It is therefore necessary to send a clear signal of support to Taiwan.

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