Michael Clauss

Michael Clauss has been Germany’s ambassador to China since 2013. Before taking up the ambassadorship, he was the director general for European Affairs at the Foreign Office in Berlin.
Michael Clauss
Michael Clauss has been Germany’s ambassador to China since 2013. Before taking up the ambassadorship, he was the director general for European Affairs at the Foreign Office in Berlin.

Latest from Michael Clauss

China should be open to more foreign involvement in the belt and road

China should seek greater foreign business involvement in its landmark initiative to increase trust and confidence around the world, as well as to ease concerns in partner countries over debt and jobs.

28 Mar 2018 - 3:37PM

China should seek greater foreign business involvement in its landmark initiative to increase trust and confidence around the world, as well as to ease concerns in partner countries over debt and jobs.

China should be open to more foreign involvement in the belt and road
Between the market and the party, are China’s reforms moving in the right direction?
China’s pledge to open its market for trade and investment must be honoured on the ground

Recent moves by Beijing to ease some regulations for foreign investments are welcome, yet follow-through on the ground is lacking. Worryingly, the rules appear to have tightened in some other areas

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Recent moves by Beijing to ease some regulations for foreign investments are welcome, yet follow-through on the ground is lacking. Worryingly, the rules appear to have tightened in some other areas

China’s pledge to open its market for trade and investment must be honoured on the ground
China has a vision of how to engage the world. The divided West needs one, too
Why Europe and the US cannot afford to ignore China’s belt and road
China must defend globalisation with deeds and not just words
It’s time for China to honour its pledge to open up the market and society – and play fair
Don’t let China’s outdated cybersecurity laws block cooperation on the digital economy
China must play fair in acquiring foreign assets and technology
It’s in China’s own interest to level the playing field for foreign companies