President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
Thomas O. Falk
Opinion

Opinion

Thomas O. Falk

Why continuing Merkel’s China approach is in Germany’s best interest

  • Whoever leads Germany’s next government must be aware that the US is not the reliable protector or partner it was in years past
  • To serve German interests best, the new government must not be forced into a binary choice between its top partners in defence and trade

President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
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