Lawyer Fehl-Weileder on Evergrande + Shen Yun and Falun Gong
Evergrande is bankrupt – that much has been clear for months. Still, a formal bankruptcy of the real estate group is not in sight. In Germany, the company would long have been charged with bankruptcy fraud. In China, however, companies have enough room to delay the inevitable. Elske Fehl-Weileder, an expert in Chinese bankruptcy law, explains in an interview with Christian Domke Seidel what lies behind this strategy and why bankruptcy can also be an opportunity for a fresh start in China.
German cities were plastered with posters of Shen Yun in recent weeks. This week, the ensemble will perform in Berlin. Fabian Peltsch analyzes that this is not folklore from the People's Republic. Because the dance show Shen Yun is closely linked to the Falun Gong movement. And it has what Beijing longs for: cultural soft power.
Today's profile is all about Germany's diplomatic power. We introduce you to Patricia Flor, Germany's next ambassador to Beijing. It is not yet clear when Flor will take up the position – and the German Foreign Office has yet to make an official announcement on the appointment. And all this despite the fact that it is already an open secret in both Beijing and Berlin.