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Merics: FDP has most China content in election campaign

The Berlin research institute Merics has examined the parties’ election programs in detail for their China positions. The result of the systematic comparison: The FDP Party program deals most extensively with China and takes a critical tone overall. The fewest mentions of the country can be found in the program of Die Linke. But the CDU also formulates a position on only a few open questions. The Green Party and SPD are in the middle of the pack. “While the CDU/CSU primarily emphasizes the challenges in foreign and security policy posed by China, the Green Party focuses on the human rights situation on the one hand and the need for a climate dialogue on the other,” writes study author Ariane Reimers.

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