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Germany seeks common ground with China amid trade war

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier struck a very different tone from the Americans.

  • Jakob Hanke
  • Politico

SHANGHAI — Amid a full-blown trade war between Washington and Beijing, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier made an impassioned plea for the EU to work with China.

During a three-day trip that came at a crucial moment ahead of a summit of the G20 leading economies in Osaka next week, Altmaier set out a vision for cooperation, radically opposed to Washington’s warnings of a new Cold War.

“We have a shared responsibility to prevent new conflicts from arising in the…

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