Sigmar Gabriel (centre), the German economic affairs minister, is flanked by ministry spokesperson Tanja Alemany Sanchez de Leon and Hubert Lienhard, chairman of the Asia-Pacific Commission and CEO of German multinational Voith, at a joint news conference on the occasion of the 15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in Hong Kong on November 4. Photo: EPA

Germany’s fear of China could see it left behind on the Belt and Road journey

Norbert Knittlmayer says extreme caution over concern of a ‘sell-out’ to China is making the German government lose sight of the many opportunities presented by the multi-nation initiative

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Sigmar Gabriel (centre), the German economic affairs minister, is flanked by ministry spokesperson Tanja Alemany Sanchez de Leon and Hubert Lienhard, chairman of the Asia-Pacific Commission and CEO of German multinational Voith, at a joint news conference on the occasion of the 15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in Hong Kong on November 4. Photo: EPA
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