Germany and China: national interests and moral responsibility

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The German presidency of the European Council ended with a sharp eruption on December 30, when the European Union and China signed the long-awaited bilateral trade and investment agreement. “Comprehensive Investment Agreement” (CAI). It cannot be accused of exaggeration when claiming that the way Germany (with the help of German multinationals) ended its six-month European Council presidency for a moral collapse.

Indeed, the German-led European Chamber of Commerce in Beijing has contributed its impetus to the European Commission for the sale of souls and what it pretends to believe and stand for in terms of human rights, accountability and political capital.

As stated by the head of the EU Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with China, Reinhold Bütikofer, against better knowledge, Brussels categorically rejected it and praised that it could indeed be committed in Beijing to do something about rights. Jobs in China.

Indeed, it is doubtful that an agreement stating that Beijing will and will continue to work to ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) labor protection convention means that Beijing will implement these efforts.

When she took office in December 2019, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that her commission would be a “Political Geography / Strategic Geography” Commission.

Doing business on business barriers: Confirmation for Beijing that labor regulations, protection of human rights and assurances that Chinese companies in Xinjiang do not hire labor while doing business with Europe have fallen under the table.

Despite all the talk about the resumption of Atlantic relations, Brussels severed trade agreements with Beijing shortly before US President Joe Biden took office. However, some officials from Biden’s exchange team have made it clear that they are not happy with the CIA

The opposite is true: more trade and trade relations with the West and more Chinese investment in Europe confirm China is on the right political path with Europe.

Beijing may increase its security framework in Xinjiang, which remains uncertain regarding the start of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, change management system in Hong Kong and build military bases on disputed islands in the China Sea South and still pass. Trade agreement with Europe. It really could not be better for Beijing. Next stop: German-led German-European call with Russia?

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