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Christian Ude

Former Senior Mayor of Munich and member of the advisory board of Chinaforum Bayern e.V.

Christian Ude cannot say exactly how his interest in China began. “For a long time, my wife and I had a vague interest in this ancient Chinese high culture that we knew so little about,” says the former mayor of Munich. As vague as this interest may have been at first, it was reason enough for the SPD politician and his wife to give up smoking.

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