Beijing is taking a tough stance on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Its economic influence is growing. Is China striving for global supremacy? Our guests: Noah Barkin (Freelance Journalist), Qian Sun (Freelance Journalist), Ariane Reimers (ARD-TV)
Chen Sun, a freelance journalist from China. She says: "Angela Merkel’s visit to China came at a difficult moment. But she accomplished a mission impossible."
Ariane Reimers, former China correspondent for Germany’s ARD network. Ariane believes that: “China has excellent strategic qualities and capabilities. Europe’s answer has to be a strategy of unity.”
Noah Barkin, an American journalist who’s currently a fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies here in Berlin. He argues, quite simply, that: “Germany must show more leadership on China.”