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German politicians call for export ban on marine propulsion systems

Two leading Green Party parliamentarians are supporting the United States in its demand for Germany to stop selling military-grade marine machinery to China. This was reported by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Juergen Trittin, currently Foreign Policy Spokesman for the parliamentary group in the Bundestag, and high-profile MEP Reinhard Buetikofer believe the practice of exporting ship engines is outdated. “Such support for China’s rapid rearmament is contrary to German interests,” Buetikofer told the newspaper.

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