Economy Minister Peter Altmaier struck a very different tone from the Americans.
- Jakob Hanke
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…