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German Health Minister calls for more independence from China

At the latest, the Covid pandemic has shown how fragile the global supply chains for medicines are in a crisis. German Health Minister Jens Spahn has now called for more independence from China in the area of drug production, Deutschlandfunk reported. Germany is too dependent on supplies from the People’s Republic, Spahn said at yesterday’s Pharmacists’ Day in Düsseldorf. The CDU politician also stressed more sovereignty in medical products. “We also don’t give the arms industry to China just because they are cheaper,” Spahn said.

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