Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Beijing hopes Germany will continue China-friendly approach after Armin Laschet wins Christian Democrat Union leadership race

  • Long-term ally of Angela Merkel is considered a safe pair of hands who will continue Chancellor’s pragmatic policies
  • Laschet is not guaranteed to take over the top job, but his victory eased Beijing’s concerns that EU will adopt a more confrontational approach

Topic |   China-EU relations
Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Armin Laschet won the CDU leadership contest on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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