Trump rules out full rollback of US-China tariffs - Divisions remain between east and west in Germany
The comparison with Germany is obvious, but it's limping: Hardly anyone in South Korea currently believes in reunification. The differences with the North are too great — and the everyday problems too pressing.
Even though the current situation in Asia differs fundamentally from that of Europe in 1989-90, three basic rules should apply to every process of unifying a state, writes Alexander Görlach.
China's economic slowdown and trade tensions between the world's top two economies have dampened German businesses' spirits. Many German firms operating in China report a "gloomy" business outlook.
Uwe Rösler was 20 when the Berlin Wall fell, paving the way for German reunification on and off the football pitch. He recalls a tricky transition, as talent was headhunted and players learned new rules to an old game.
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