German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (left) during a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin on July 9, 2018. Photo: REUTERS
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Europe’s self obsession nurtured its naivety about China for the wrong reasons. It’s time for a reality check

  • Throughout the EU’s history, Europe’s leaders were more concerned with links between themselves than with the global economy, in particular Asia
  • At the heart is the erroneous belief that the world economy rests on Europe, the US and Japan. The naivety was to dismiss China, Asia and Africa

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (left) during a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin on July 9, 2018. Photo: REUTERS
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