Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images

Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker dies suddenly days after taking office

  • The 54-year-old was a confidant of outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel and appeared to be in good health on Friday
  • Hecker’s appointment was seen as Merkel’s attempt to preserve her policy of engagement with Beijing

Topic |   China-EU relations
Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
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