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German government does not want to provoke Beijing

The German government rejects turning away from China despite increasing conflicts with the communist leadership in Beijing. “In view of the strong, worldwide interdependence of national economies and the complexity of global challenges such as climate change, peacekeeping and fragile statehood”, the Federal Government considers “containment and disengagement strategies vis-à-vis China as an emerging world power not to be expedient”, according to a Federal Government response to a question from the Left Party in the Bundestag.

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