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Will Germany Help Shift EU–Taiwan Ties into Gear?

The European Union is in the process of rethinking its relations with China, with an increasing awareness that China presents mounting challenges to core European values and interests. In Brussels, the issue of systemic rivalry has taken center stage in the China debate, while calls for cooperation and engagement remain. Germany is one of the leading member states that has shown support for change in the EU’s relationship with China, while simultaneously proving to be slow in adjusting its own China policy.

No Disaster, No Strategy – Germany’s Shaky Stance Towards China

Almost nobody wanted Olaf Scholz to go to Beijing right after the Party Congress or to approve the acquisition of a port terminal in Hamburg port by China. Still, he did. The result was ultimately not as bad as expected. However, the concerns among Germany’s key allies are rising, Scholz’s coalition partners get increasingly irritated, and a weather-proof German China approach seems as distant as ever.

Duisburg: From a Dirty Old Town to Germany’s China City?

The German rust belt city of Duisburg has been at the forefront of cooperation between China and Germany. However, the uncertainty over the future economic engagement of Chinese actors in the city and the growing geopolitical risks increasingly put the future of cooperation into question.

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?

This article was originally published by The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author. As the UK carrier strike group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, brand new and the biggest…

Voice for CHOICE #7: Examining the EU’s Climate Partnership with China, Featuring Janka Oertel

As the EU attempts to paint China as a reliable partner on climate issues, one must wonder if green policy can truly become divorced from ancillary issues and, crucially, an overall coherent foreign policy. Janka Oertel and Kevin Curran discuss the issues related, wherein Dr. Oertel offers her opinion on compartmentalizing climate policies and China’s contentious status as a partner on climate change issues.