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Did Merkel fail on China? (E05)

Nina Haase
February 18, 2021

As China and the US slip deeper into geopolitical confrontation, Angela Merkel's approach to Beijing is being questioned as never before. In this episode, Merkel's Last Dance explores a complex legacy.


The German chancellor oversaw an unprecedented flourishing of business and political ties that brought growth to German business and cooperation on issues such as climate change. But for critics, Merkel's approach left Germany dangerously dependent on an authoritarian superpower.

One of the leading observers of German-Chinese relations, Noah Barkin of the German Marshall Fund and the Rhodium Group, joins DW's Richard Walker to explore a complex legacy in this edition of Merkel's Last Dance.

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