Chinese Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe accompanies his German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, on an honour guard review during her visit to Beijing in October. Photo: AFP

Vigilant of the past, Germany wades warily into the South China Sea

  • Berlin split over plan to join EU allies in US-style ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel faces opposition from public over international action
Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe accompanies his German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, on an honour guard review during her visit to Beijing in October. Photo: AFP
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