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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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China’s new role in the making of Europe

Posted by seumasach on January 9, 2012

David Gosset

Asia Times

10th January, 2012

The redistribution of global power modifies relations between great powers and invites them to reconsider their diplomatic priorities. While in the aftermath of World War II the future of Europe was proactively shaped by the United States, or more precisely, by a group of American “Wise Men”, China is now in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the European integration. As Beijing fully develops its immense potential and becomes the world’s biggest economy in the coming decade, its capacity to influence will certainly grow.

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