Ursula von der Leyen, in her capacity as German defence minister, attends a military honours ceremony with Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Beijing last year. Photo: AFP

Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead European Commission – but will she be tougher on China?

  • EU countries’ choice to replace Jean-Claude Juncker gave interview in January in which she said threat from China had been ‘overlooked’
  • She also said Chinese people would not put up with Beijing’s social credit system in the long run
Topic |   European Union

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Ursula von der Leyen, in her capacity as German defence minister, attends a military honours ceremony with Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Beijing last year. Photo: AFP
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