German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at the China-Germany High Level Financial Dialogue in Beijing on January 18, 2019. Photo: AP
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at the China-Germany High Level Financial Dialogue in Beijing on January 18, 2019. Photo: AP
Germany

For Germany’s likely new leader Olaf Scholz, Hamburg is at the centre of a growing dilemma over China

  • Hamburg’s economic ties with China are stirring concerns it could be exposed to the vagaries of great power politics as US-China tensions spill into global supply chains
  • How to handle that delicate balance of interests will confront Germany’s incoming government, likely led by Olaf Scholz, from the get go

Topic |   Germany
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at the China-Germany High Level Financial Dialogue in Beijing on January 18, 2019. Photo: AP
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at the China-Germany High Level Financial Dialogue in Beijing on January 18, 2019. Photo: AP
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