Interview with Nils Schmid + AutoX + Chilli sauce billionaire
Since last week, the German Wahl-O-Mat (Vote-o-meter) by the Federal Agency for Civic Education can be used for guidance ahead of the Bundestag elections in 2021. However, China only makes a brief appearance with one question on the expansion of communications. There are no questions regarding major foreign policy or even EU-China relations. If you speak German, we recommend the Sin-O-Mat – the Vote-o-meter for China issues. With it, you are able to picture what the German parties think about CAI, Taiwan or the BRI.
With the election campaign entering its final stages, China.Table also takes a look at the German parties' positions on China policy. To kick off our series on the federal elections, foreign policy spokesman of the SPD parliamentary group, Nils Schmid, explains in an interview with Michael Radunski what challenges he sees on the part of Beijing. The SPD chairman of the German Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee also gives his opinion on where Angela Merkel's China policy has failed. Till September 26, we will present you with more interviews with top German politicians.
Whether German voters would let themselves be chauffeured through rush-hour traffic by Chinese robot taxis is not a question asked in either the "Wahl-O-Mat" or the "Sin-O-Mat" – but a sensational video could now spark interest: In a clip by AutoX, the Chinese leader in autonomous driving, backed by Alibaba and Shanghai Motors, a car steers smoothly through a busy street – all without a human driver. Frank Sieren investigated what makes the start-up AutoX so special.