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Sigrun Abels

Sinologist and Head of the China Center at the TU Berlin

In conversation with Sigrun Abels, one immediately senses her fascination for the Chinese language and culture. She quickly talks about the challenge of always developing an attitude towards China and its politics. “I am very interested in a balanced image of China,” says the sinologist. She neither belongs to the group of “China supporters”, nor does she want to “bash China”. She sees herself firmly in the middle. “And that is a difficult task.”

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