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FEBRUARY 2023

Germany Pushing For Economic Decoupling Of EU And China

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Along with the recent designation of Russia as “the state sponsor of terrorism” it seems the EU is effectively building another Iron Curtain separating it from both Moscow and Beijing.

Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

Amid reports of a leaked German plan to prepare for war with Russia, a new secret document drafted by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that the Eurasian giant isn’t the only superpower Berlin is trying to antagonize. According to Politico, the German government has drafted “a strategic plan for relations with China”, seeking possible ways to reduce the dependence of German companies on the Asian giant. One of the pretexts for this includes accusations that Beijing is supposedly responsible for “massive violations of human rights”. The new leak comes mere weeks after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Beijing in early November.

The trip was supposed to be an indicator that Germany does not intend to give up on maintaining close relations with China, as Scholz himself stated during a business conference in Singapore. However, at the same time, he noted that the German government was considering a new strategy to reduce the “risky and one-sided dependency” of German industry on China. The plan includes a draft document (reportedly seen by Politico) that the German Foreign Ministry intends to adopt next year. The document warns that “the Beijing authorities are willing and able to use China’s market power in order to achieve their own interests in relations with other countries.” The draft also claims that China has been “heavily criticized” for what was described as “massive human rights violations” in Tibet and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

“Our goal is to use market instruments to encourage domestic companies to reduce their degree of dependence on China,” the document states, adding that companies that are particularly dependent on China “must undertake actions” to accurately determine and summarize important events and figures related to China. “We will examine whether companies should conduct regular tests to determine specific risks related to China, so that they can be identified early enough and adequate measures can be taken,” the German Foreign Ministry’s proposal reads.

The plan also includes a legal framework that would allow the German government to prevent companies from trying to move key infrastructure to China. Reportedly, the initiative will also be expanded on the level of the European Union and imposed on other members, as Berlin believes that “the EU should have a better insight into Chinese investments and its ownership stakes in key infrastructure on the Old Continent.” This is supposed to be accomplished through “the creation of European cartels for the purchase of rare minerals,” which aims to “strengthen the negotiating position” of European companies. “When we issue export guarantees, we will tighten the criteria in order to prevent the unwanted exchange of technology,” the document adds.

As if the aforementioned allegations against Beijing weren’t enough, the leaked draft also proposes strengthening relations with China’s breakaway island province of Taiwan. It also supports the European Parliament’s call to explore the possibility of signing a bilateral investment agreement with the government in Taipei. This raises the stakes to a new level, as the move would be seen as entirely political. While the economic protectionism of the German government could be justified in some sense, rapprochement with Taiwan is wholly unnecessary, as it would further antagonize China while giving Germany very little in terms of practical economic (or any other) benefits.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already responded to some of the points from the leaked draft, blasting the German government’s insults aimed at China, particularly those on the issue of alleged “human rights violations.” It’s quite clear that Germany is slowly shifting towards a more US-aligned position in regard to China. Given the importance of Germany in the EU, since the country is its largest and most important economy, it can only be expected that this hostility would spill over to the rest of the bloc and cause further divisions among member states.

Economic decoupling from China, by far the world’s largest and most important production economy, is a move that hardly any country or group of countries can afford to do. The Asian giant’s enormous manufacturing capacity, the largest in the history of mankind, presents an economic leverage that virtually nobody else on the planet can hope to match. In addition, China doesn’t force or blackmail countries into cooperating with it, unlike the political West. Beijing simply refuses to allow anyone to interfere in its internal affairs and asks others to respect the country’s territorial integrity. As long as these conditions are met, China sees no obstacles in cooperating with any country or bloc.

Given the EU’s disastrous economic situation, as the bloc never got the chance to recover from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the ever-increasing escalation of the Ukraine crisis, the last thing Brussels needs at this moment is turning another superpower into an enemy. Along with the recent designation of Russia as “the state sponsor of terrorism”, a move which even Washington DC refrains from, it seems the EU is effectively building another Iron Curtain separating it from both Moscow and Beijing. How exactly this will affect the global economy remains to be seen, but given the disastrous effect of the failed economic siege of Russia in the last eight months, it’s safe to assume it won’t be anything good.

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Ron

China’s human rights and all the other Western accusations are “fake news” and propaganda for the low IQ Westerners that believe everything their Government says. It’s willful ignorance based in jealousy and racism. It’s ALL been debunked years ago if you want to know the truth:

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/18/us-media-reports-chinese-genocide-relied-on-fraudulent-far-right-researcher/

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Guest

It seems to me the only low iq owner here is your sorry ass. China and human rights is like fucking oil and water, the fact they have a dictatorship and a social credit system alone is a fukiin red flag of shit indications. And uf china was so much better than the west then why do chinese run away from there ibto the west. Not to mention the lovkdowns of covid that look legit concentraion camps.

Fuk me i have to explain to retards about china! Jesus christ the internet is full of ass fuks! Have you ever been to china motherfuker?!

Mexican American 🇲🇽

Have you bitch?

Guest

Mexican american what the fuk are you doing in America bitch if you hate it so much coming from your drug smuggling land?

War

US and UK have been killing and genocide 6 million of innocent peoples in The Middle East lol.

Guest

Oh and China and russia and Arabs and Asians have not? fuk I mustve missed something when the entire world have been angels and the only bad has been the west, even though the west has been the only one in history who have fought to bring “freedom@ the ay we know it to the world that includes ending official slavery, giving enough freedom to engage in growth and tech and endless other things. Meanwhile if i took a piss in the soviet union the government will own my shlong along with the piss on the wall. If i decided to criticize Muhamad or worst the chinese government i will be dragged in the streets into a shithole with no phone call to a lawyer.

Hairy Pottattooes

The Chinese social credit will be introduced to russians for good, they are better with China than the Collonist West

The Objective

State sponsor of terrorism. What a designation! Looks like Russia’s economy will be near total destruction in a few years.

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RAKONI

Objectively speaking you need to stop using hard drugs !!

Oy!

Yes, he should because russia is such an example of successful society… not aggressive, not drunk and rich, polite with high iq…

Muhammad Allah جثث فاسدة مصاصة الديك

Is not a drug. What has corrupted his brain is excessive worship of mythological gods.

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none

Russia’s economy won’t be destroyed. Why? They have China and India on side (especially China).

War

Order everything from Alibaba that you need.

EU must not be USA slave

I do not understand why EU would have such close economic ties with China and not with the much closer Russia.

I wish the West would care about human and animal rights and start with out own yard first

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M.Paraplu

1. Because the US wanted to prevent Western Europe allying with the Soviet Union, they closed all economic ties with the Soviet Union, including Russia. China was used to play against the Soviet Union and after the Soviet Union fell, it was thought of that communist nations would fall automatically. Then China grew and grew economically, so it’s economy is now much bigger than that of Russia.

2. Because currently most trade happens via the sea as oil is cheap.

P.S. stop using “the West”. It’s a term used interchangeably to refer to the US or the EU. They are not one and the same. Russia is not much closer to the US than China.

none

M.Par, I never saw the EU as an independent state. They’re vassals.

EU must not be USA slave

China is in deep shit. Russian is on the rise.

Rusian Federation with European people as partners would rule the World.

USA and China have the same fear: the natural partnership between European states and former USSR.

The world is changing: Africa is rising too. South Africa is growing stronger too.

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Jim

Germany is going back to the stone age. Its cities are full of shitskin invaders. There is no future for this nation, it will die.

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Oy!

Future is in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Balts and other Central European countries. Old West is doomed as is Russia with massive Asian population…

none

Jim, sad thing is, the German people again are being tricked by the Anglos (Americans and British) again! It makes total sense for Germany to align with Russia (resources) and China (eager consumer market).

Anti-globalist revolution

The EU serves the US interests. The US serves the global cabal.

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aussie43

The Germans, like Australians, do not know what they want. Actually, they do – they want China to remake itself to their liking. But that will never happen. So take China as it is, or shut up and go home.

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none

Germans and Australians do not have a say in what direction their country goes. None. They are mere vassals of the US empire. They dictate where they go, what they do, and which countries they do business with. How embaressing.

Oy!

Polish – Chinese border… ;)

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Disinfo

China doesn’t need to sell to the EU, they have established themselves in every other country outside the EU/US Sphere. That’s the whole problem with the Fascist in wolves clothing Biden/EU cartel, they can’t comprehend that they are no longer needed or wanted in this world.

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Gneaus stapo

Lol…..and pigs can fly.

In ur twisted disinformed mind, you dumbwhit ivan flathead came to a funny conclussion indeed.

China is death Bend to the USA/ US Dollar…the USA goes down, China goes down.

Trillions of debt between them, two world powers based on common debts/ obligations/ interests.

Sure China can dump the US Dollar/ debt, but then the house of cards/ debts crumbles in China as well.

Good luck to chinese communist party trying to calm 1.2 Billion chinese down, that their financial system goes Down the Toilette as well and that their broke,due to buying up trillions of US debt as well.

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none

Gneaus…the narrative that you peddle is old. Look at the numbers. Chinese exports to USA is less than 25%. If they helped develop the Middle East and Africa, these populations can more than pickup the slack from poor US consumers. Look at the map, the only reason why the US is “rich” is because they can print money. If Russia and China manages to control the Middle East, the petro dollar is DEAD, in fact, if things go as planned, this could happen within 2-3 years. Watch what China does with Saudi Arabia in December.

Guest

Man you dont get it do you? Africans and Asians are not consumers like the west is, the real money lies with the western buyers. the west can pull out just apple from china and chinese economy will flutter. thats juts fucking apple. now imagine the west pull out all their factories (like they fucking should) from China and watch how much that psudo communist/capitalist monstrosity manifestation lasts. No amount of african colonialism from China will save their asses or feed 3 billion of this planets population.

Oh and to those complaining abut western colonialism into africa, just watch now how africans are begging the whites to return and rule them having had a taste of china in their land. at least the west hired africans to work their stuff in africa creating jobs. Chinese come,take over, and bring other chinese from china to completely work and replace africans in their own land, while throwing them out to beg for bread crumbs.

War

US and UK have been killing and genocide 6 million of innocent peoples in The Middle East lol

Guest

you cant talk sense to a brainwahsed masses here they will downvcote your ass, becuase thats the extend of their power, downvoting people.

Gneaus stapo

I totaly agree with u and about downvoting i dont give a damn. The terrible stupid censorship/ delition of post is the annoying part

Mark Dankof

A German government led by the Green Party is about to be decoupled from office in a revolt led by a increasingly furious populous.

Gneaus stapo

Revolt my ass, whats next? pigs can fly? No revolt,nada,nichts. All fine in the Vaterland.

Anti-globalist revolution

The Germans have never done a revolution and notorious for their mental servitude to the powers that be.

Gneaus stapo

History is obviously not ur strong suit;-)

Medved

It didn’t go so well against Russia, so now Germany is trying to bully China, that’s hilarious. As far as Tibet goes, the Buddhist regime was even more repressive and homosexually perverted than the Catholic Church of the Dark Ages. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region always has the Five Eyes and their stooges up in arms, but the Islamic world, with boots on the ground there, commends China for their exemplary progressive treatment of the Uighurs.

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Gneaus stapo

As far as the communist party goes, it is still the same Gang of criminals. Once shit,always shit. But there is hope, reunifucation is on the horrizon and Winnie the poo and his gang will be Run out of town and the real Chinese government from Taipeh will take over Again.

Zieg, banzai

none

Gneaus might as well change your name to ANUS. Cause that’s how your potty mouth looks and smells like.

none

The German people really do have their heads in the sand. Unbelievable how smart people can be so dumb.

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AntoninArtaud

Right, a new German war against Russia. It would last minutes. With the hatred and the memory of 26 million dead still firmly imprinted in the Russian psyche, Germany would sink into the sea.

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Gneaus stapo

Dont sing it, bring it.

Anyway unlike DüFaZ Russia, the real Europeans are Allied, Form an Axis of freedom and stand with each other.

Generalleutnant Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart is the commanding officer of the Nato eastern front, Poles,Balts,Germans united, allied and strong. Ready to defend every inch of free Europa and push back any attack by the Ivan flathead barbaric hordes.

Soon Finns/ Swedes are in for the party as well…

Horrido johoo, dran drauf drüber Zieg

Joseph Glynn

If Germany were a democracy it would be pragmatic and rational as a trading nation. The German Chancellor would not, then, have any mandate to gratuitiously insult the leadership, or peoples of Germany’s trade partners.

It seems to me that formerly ‘European’, or former sovereign-democratic, nations like Germany are being ‘fracked’, as in fractured by a widening disconnect between the governing and the governed. I do not believe that a majority of ordinary Germans want conflict with Russia or China.

But the US and UK mainstream western media outlets urge everyone to ‘stand firm united in support of NATO and the Zelensky-led (civil war) government of Ukraine, as a moral responsibility. The moral righteousness, self-esteem and respectability of the peoples of the EU is thus being brought into question. The peoples of EU are being divided, confused/bamboozled and incited by a massive psy-op. It is for UK and US TV audiences to judge our performance as entertainment.

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Gneaus stapo

Being ordonary German, I totaly want conflict with DüFaZ Russia… time for debumbificaton of Russia. Totaly overdue, but never ever forget, Ivans are humans too and they deserve better.

Better health Care, better social Security, real justice and freedom.

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joey_n

Along with the recent designation of Russia as “the state sponsor of terrorism”, a move which even Washington DC refrains from

I wouldn’t be so sure – what if the current statement is a trap meant to make the USA look ‘honorable’ compared to its puppet/vassal states?

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Bobo

Germany is currently being governed by a bunch of neo Liberal idiots who are destroying the country green fanatics who will plunge Germany and west Europe back into the dark age’s

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