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A Made-in-China Economic Boom Down Under

The world’s biggest industrialized countries are currently Australia’s guests at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Australia itself is particularly interested in one summit participant: China. A dossier.

From 12 to 17 November, Chancellor Merkel is visiting New Zealand and Australia. The main focus of her trip is her participation in the G20 summit in Brisbane. For Australia and New Zealand, China is by far the most important trade partner. The economic development of both countries now depends significantly on demand from the giant nation. Direct investment, tourists and students from the People’s Republic are also becoming increasingly important for both of these countries in the Pacific.

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