How tough talk on China conflicts with business interests | DW News

Adolf Goebbels
Published on Apr 15, 2023
China is Germany's largest trading partner outside of the EU, a fact that's become controversial in the current government. Just one reason why observers are closely watching this week's Chinese visit by German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock.
On Friday, Baerbock warned Beijing about its closeness to Russia and its plans for Taiwan. Her concerns are shared by Western allies like the US, which has raised trade restrictions on China in recent years. Those growing trade boundaries are a rising concern in Europe, as new export-figures show China expanded its business with Russia above all other countries.


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