German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference in Berlin on July 22. She will not be seeking a fifth term in 2021. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference in Berlin on July 22. She will not be seeking a fifth term in 2021. Photo: AFP

After Merkel, who? China and EU ties on a knife-edge as German chancellor says long goodbye

  • For 16 years, Angela Merkel spearheaded a EU-China relationship leaning more towards commerce than human rights
  • Amid pressure to tackle rights abuses and economic foul play, the 27-nation bloc faces being caught between sparring superpowers minus its most seasoned referee

Topic |   China-EU relations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference in Berlin on July 22. She will not be seeking a fifth term in 2021. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference in Berlin on July 22. She will not be seeking a fifth term in 2021. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE