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Germany seeks China alternatives

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is promoting closer relations with Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. This would reduce Germany’s dependencies on China, Baerbock said in an interview with The Pioneer portal. In the interview, she also criticized the human rights situation in China and poor conditions for some German companies, such as forced disclosure of business secrets. However, she saw a complete reshoring to Europe as hardly feasible. Taiwan, South Korea and Japan could be alternative options for production.

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