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Vera Philipps – China expert moves to local politics

Vera Philipps – former Head of the East Asia Department of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

In March, Vera Philipps will begin a new era as the Office Manager of Berlin’s Senator for Economic Affairs Stephan Schwarz. Philipps is turning her back on East Asia with a tear in her eye and will instead focus on local politics. The People’s Republic of China will then probably only be something of a peripheral feature of her everyday professional life – unlike in previous years, when the country formed the core of her work. “China is everywhere,” she says.

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