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Beijing finds vulnerable ally in Berlin

Posted by seumasach on February 7, 2012

Jian Junbo

Asia Times

8th February, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to China last week came amid significant advances in cooperation, despite differences on issues such as Iran.

As Chinese President Hu Jintao said during his meeting with Merkel last Friday, her visit strengthens “trust and understanding” between the two countries.

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2 Responses to “Beijing finds vulnerable ally in Berlin”

  1. jon said

    China needs Europe since it is a main market for cheap chinese goods. So china may be playing it cool, but they need a stable European economy. So europe is a quicksand trap that will suck up Chinese trillions.

  2. seumasach said

    Maybe- or a quicksand trap that sucks in hedgefunds speculating against a euro collapse that never happens

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