Letzte Aktualisierung: January 11, 2023

Obituary: Hartmut Heine

Hartmut Heine
Was one of the most important China specialists in German industry for more than 40 years: Hartmut Heine, former head of China at Thyssenkrupp
Without him, there would be no Transrapid in China: Hartmut Heine, the former China boss of Thyssenkrupp, cultivated German-Chinese business relations in the People's Republic for 40 years. Now he has died in Beijing. An obituary.
Without Hartmut Heine, there would be no Transrapid in China. As head of Thyssenkrupp, he brought Chinese politicians and German industry together around the turn of the millennium, negotiated the contract and managed the construction of the system on the German side. On New Year's Eve 2002, the maglev train took off for its maiden trip to Shanghai's Pudong Airport. Aboard: Then German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and China's Premier Zhu Rongji. Hartmut Heine was the real Mister Transrapid. As has only just become known, he died of a heart attack in Beijing on December 4 at the age of 68.
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