Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after  becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after  becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images
Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images

Life after Merkel: Germany’s ties with China head into the unknown

  • German chancellor discussed climate change and economy with China’s president but not sanctions against Europeans, Huawei or human rights
  • The EU-China investment deal is seen as a necessary boundary to keep China in check by some but perceived by others in Germany as squandering leverage

Topic |   China-EU relations
Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after  becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after  becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images
Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor this year after becoming the first female chancellor in 2005. Photo: Getty Images
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