Angela Merkel said she would step down as leader of her conservative party in December and would not seek re-election when her fourth term as chancellor ends in 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE

Angela Merkel’s exit may mean a policy shift for China in Europe

  • Analysts say German chancellor’s departure will bring new uncertainties to an already inward-looking European Union
  • Beijing may have to take a broader approach in the region as the political landscape changes
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Angela Merkel said she would step down as leader of her conservative party in December and would not seek re-election when her fourth term as chancellor ends in 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.