Germany’s engagement with China amid rising global tensions was central to an Asia House briefing today (28 April) with Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag.
Röttgen, who is at the heart of German foreign policymaking and sits on the Asia House Advisory Board, shared his perspectives on the evolving nature of Germany-China relations, and how he sees them playing out in areas such as climate change and technology.
The likely trajectory of the EU-China investment deal was also discussed.
Asia House Corporate Members, joining the digital briefing from around the world, put a range of questions to Röttgen on issues such as China’s ‘dual circulation’ strategy; his views on tensions around Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan; and the role of India in regional geopolitics.
Domestic political dynamics in Germany, and how they may shape Berlin’s approach to China, were also discussed, as were various aspects of global engagement with China.
The off-the-record briefing, chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, gave Corporate Members the chance to engage with one of Germany’s central foreign policy figures on this key economic relationship.
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