China is counting on good cooperation with the future German Federal Government of the SPD, Greens, and FDP. “I hope that the new German government will continue its pragmatic China policy and meet China halfway,” a foreign ministry spokesman said in Beijing on Thursday, according to a report by Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Bilateral relations should be developed based on mutual respect and equality, he said. Issues such as Taiwan, the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang were China’s “internal affairs“. Respect for China’s core interests would be the basis for bilateral relations, he said. The coalition agreement presented on Wednesday speaks of a “systemic rivalry” with China (China.Table reported). ari
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