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Annette Schavan: “Europe should talk turkey”

Annette Schavan, co-chair of the Sino-German Dialogue Forum since 2019.

Annette Schavan’s job is not easy at the moment: She is chair of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum – at a time when there is actually hardly any dialogue left. The plenum, with 16 German members and 16 Chinese members, last met in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao. That was two years ago. Today, the exchange is limited to telephone calls. “It’s a bit like swimming without water,” Schavan laments.

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