Lead time: How Germany should move on from Merkel | Episode 2 – China Policy

How should the next German government concretely shape its China policy, and its approach to the Indo-Pacific?

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Welcome to ECFR’s special limited podcast series, in which we bring you the most pressing items on Germany’s foreign policy to-do list for its new government!

Episode 2 – China Policy

In our second episode, we’ll discuss Germany’s approach to China. It has become clear that even if Germans remain interested in defending the status quo of the Merkel years, it will be increasingly hard to maintain their current level of prosperity – and security – without charting a new course on China. Policy adjustments will, therefore, be necessary. And it seems like if the Green party is part of a new government, Germany is also likely to be ready to chart a new course. But how should the next German government concretely shape its China policy, and its approach to the Indo-Pacific?

Read about the issue in the recent commentary by Janka Oertel.