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 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
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
South China Sea

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
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 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
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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