Metin Hakverdis’ constituency of Hamburg-Bergedorf-Harburg has a very direct link to China: the Container Terminal Altenwerder. Several million containers are handled there every year – many from the Middle Kingdom. “It’s impressive when you stand up there on the bridge for half an hour and look at all the arrivals,” reports the Member of the Bundestag. The Hanseatic city has close contacts in the People’s Republic – as does Hakverdi. During the last legislative period, he was responsible for German-Chinese relations as the SPD parliamentary group’s China representative.
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