German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces an uncertain political future. Photo: EPA-EFE

China watching uneasily as Germany picks Angela Merkel’s successor

  • Norbert Röttgen, a fierce China hawk in Germany’s parliament, has entered the contest to be the ruling CDU party’s next chairman
  • Surprise candidacy potentially turns Berlin and the European Union’s leading economy into a foe for Beijing
Topic |   Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces an uncertain political future. Photo: EPA-EFE
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