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Germany’s largest paper to China’s president: You’re endangering the world

https://m.jpost.com/international/germanys-largest-paper-to-chinas-president-youre-endangering-the-world-625074/amp

„You are endangering the world“

https://www.bild.de/politik/international/bild-international/bild-chief-editor-responds-to-the-chinese-president-70098436.bild.html?wtmc=twttr.shr

https://video.tpi.it/video/SSG8UWCy/il-clamoroso-video-di-non-scuse-del-direttore-del-bild-al-presidente-cinese/

China furious as leading German newspaper writes out £130BN bill for ‘coronavirus damages’

GERMANY has rattled China by joining the UK, France and the US in a rare attack, after Berlin called out Beijing’s responsibility for the global pandemic and a leading newspaper issued a £130bn invoice.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1271028/Angela-Merkel-Germany-China-coronavirus-blame-Wuhan-Xi-Jinping-Trump-latest

Does Germany need China more than Europe?

For years now, Germany has been leaning on China for cheap supply and as a market for its exports. Following the 2008 financial crisis, when most of Europe was suffering, Germany kept itself rather unscathed thanks to a strong export-orientated economy and partly thanks to China. Germany was not concerned about any geo-economic advances Beijing was making. It cared little about the 16+1 forum with Central and Eastern European countries launched in 2012 or the Belt and Road Initiative unveiled in 2013, and the ‘Made in China 2025’

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/Does-Germany-need-China-more-than-Europe

Beijing tried to make German officials praise China over coronavirus outbreak – report

Angela Merkel urges Chinese transparency over coronavirus

Germany says China sought to encourage positive Covid-19 comments

Coronavirus: Germany ‘rejected China’s bid for positive spin’ on pandemic response

  • German officials say requests by Chinese counterparts to have disease management shown in favourable light were not granted
  • Berlin needs stronger response to Beijing’s attempts to influence public debate, analyst says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3081800/coronavirus-germany-rejected-chinas-bid-positive-spin-pandemic

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