Germany’s new China technique ‘guided by ideology’, ambassador says By Reuters

© Reuters. Wu Ken, China’s Ambassador to Germany, attends the welcome ceremony of the diplomatic corps at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Plans for a more durable China technique by Germany are “guided by ideology” and mirror a Chilly Struggle mentality that might put cooperation between the world’s second- and fourth-largest economies in danger, China’s ambassador to Berlin was quoted saying.

“What I examine it within the media and know from many conversations could be very disconcerting to me,” Wu Ken instructed Handelsblatt. “The paper gives the look that it’s guided primarily by ideology. It’s not primarily based on the frequent pursuits of Germany and China.”

Germany is engaged on a brand new technique taking a extra sober have a look at its relations with China and aiming to cut back its dependence on Asia’s financial superpower.

“So far as I do know, the paper exaggerates competitors and confrontation between our two nations in a approach that has nothing to do with actuality. I am additionally listening to that sure values and human rights are to be a prerequisite for cooperation sooner or later,” Ken mentioned.

He added that if this occurred it could put obstacles in the way in which of each nations’ cooperation.

“Furthermore, based on the draft not less than, Germany needs to coordinate its China coverage extra carefully in future with ‘like-minded’ allies such because the U.S. This implies that the German authorities is forfeiting its independence and is as a substitute following the U.S. fully in issues of China coverage.”

The deliberate measures embody necessities for German companies notably uncovered to China to share particulars on that enterprise with the federal government and endure common stress exams, based on the ministry’s “Inner Tips on China” seen by Reuters final month.

“In doing so, the German authorities is in the end contradicting itself. In any case, it has all the time emphasised that it isn’t aiming for a confrontation between totally different camps. To me, this smells suspiciously of a Chilly Struggle mentality,” Ken mentioned.

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