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Burbock calls for de-escalation with Taiwan in China

Burbock calls for de-escalation with Taiwan in China

German Foreign Minister is paying her inaugural visit to China. One must learn lessons from Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock He called for de-escalation of the situation in the Taiwan Strait in China. “We cannot ignore the tensions in the Taiwan Strait,” she said Thursday in the Chinese city of Tianjin. 70 percent of semiconductor shipments pass through this waterway. “Freedom of access is in our economic interest.”

He warned that a military escalation would be a “worst-case scenario” worldwide, but especially for an industrial and exporting country like Germany Barbock. The Greens politician was also responding to comments from French President Emmanuel Macron, who suggested after a visit to China that the EU could remain neutral in any conflict or that the conflict was not a concern for Europeans. China considers Taiwan a renegade province and has not ruled out a military invasion of the island.

Baerbock: reduce dependence on China

Barbock, which is holding political talks in Beijing on Friday, once again stressed the need to reduce dependence on China in some areas. “We have dependencies on China in some non-health areas,” she said. One must learn lessons from Russia’s attack on Ukraine. This does not mean separating from China, which is not possible even given the importance of the emerging global power.

Barbock Contradicts the impression that there is a split in the EU over China policy. There is a very close agreement, especially with France. Macron also made it clear that his policy is fully consistent with the position of the European Union. Coordination with value partners around the world in policy.

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(APA/DSPA)