Germany “to oppose” New Cold War with China; Mend Relations with Russia
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FT interview: Armin Laschet on Merkel, the Greens and fiscal rules
Germany’s Armin Laschet warns against cold war with China
Armin Laschet, frontrunner to become Germany’s next chancellor, has warned of the dangers of a new cold war against China, agreeing with Angela Merkel that Beijing was as much a partner as a systemic rival. Laschet was speaking to the Financial Times after US president Joe Biden’s first official trip to Europe, which was dominated by warnings about the challenge China poses for the west.
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