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China’s Plans to Strengthen Relations with Germany
China’s Plans to Strengthen Relations with Germany

Author(s): Marcin Przychodniak
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP); Germany
Summary/Abstract: China endeavours to strengthen its relations with Germany by taking advantage of the strain in transatlantic relations. In China’s view, Germany would be the PRC’s main partner in the promotion of free trade, climate protection, and a multipolar world order. To foster the relationship, China is willing to minimize disputes with Germany and improve ties, such as by speeding up certification of German political foundations. Strengthening of China–Germany relations requires increased access to the Chinese market for German companies, which is only possible in a longer perspective. Poland may see some benefit from increased exports to Germany and indirectly to China.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English