November 05, 2022
China Celebrates German Chancellor’s Trip
By Shannon Tiezzi
There were few deliverables from the short visit, but Beijing is hopeful it indicates Germany is moving out of alignment with the U.S. approach to China.
November 03, 2022
Amid Much Controversy, German Chancellor Visits China
By Hanns W. Maull
Olaf Scholz’s visit to China represents a break with the Coalition Agreement and a return to a commercial foreign policy approach.
October 31, 2022
Germany and the EU’s China Policy: Missing in Action?
By Anton Karppanen
Olaf Scholz has kept Germany’s business-first approach to China but that’s increasingly at odds with trends at home and abroad.
February 04, 2022
Germany’s (Not So) New China Policy
By Nadine Godehardt and Moritz Rudolf
Under new Chancellor Scholz, obstacles remain for transatlantic coordination on China.
December 15, 2021
Will Germany Depart from the Merkel Model on China? Beijing Will Have a Say.
By Lily McElwee
In the interplay between the new chancellor and his cabinet, the greatest determinant of Germany’s future China policy will be a third actor – Xi Jinping.
December 08, 2021
Is Germany’s New Government Going to Break With China?
By Thomas O. Falk
The noble idea of value-based foreign policy in post-Merkel Germany could quickly reach its limits.
August 06, 2021
How a German Frigate in the South China Sea May Upend Beijing-Berlin Relations
By Larissa Stünkel and Marc Lanteigne
As Merkel’s lengthy term comes to an end, the frigate deployment may be the beginning of a sea change in Germany’s China approach.
April 29, 2021
China-Germany Relations at the Crossroads
By Shannon Tiezzi
China tries to keep Germany a bright spot in its European relations, as an end to Angela Merkel’s lengthy tenure looms.
September 15, 2020
Germany’s Indo-Pacific Vision: A New Reckoning With China or More Strategic Drift?
By Coby Goldberg
Like Monday’s summit, Berlin’s regional strategy tinkers around the edges of trade policy without risking the cost of a full-fledged strategic reckoning with China.
September 05, 2020
Will Germany Set the Tone Again for Europe’s Asia Policy?
By Laurens Hemminga
Germany’s trade-focused engagement with China strongly influenced a similar EU policy in the 1990s. Will a German shift now bring the EU with it?
August 14, 2020
How Europe’s Big 3 Are Shifting on China
By Philippe Le Corre and John Ferguson
As the U.K. leads and France follows, the world now awaits a verdict from Germany on Huawei, Hong Kong, and more.
January 09, 2020
Try as It Might, Germany Isn’t Warming to Huawei
By Björn Alexander Düben
Germany’s domestic dispute about Huawei is growing increasingly heated – but U.S. pressure has little to do with it.