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Berlin welcomes Chinese premier

June 19, 2023

German leaders have rolled out the red carpet for Li Qiang, who's making his first foreign trip since becoming China's premier. In an interview with DW, Noah Barkin, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, analyzes the relations between the two countries — only days after Berlin published its first national security strategy, which described China both as a "partner" and a "systemic rival."