Panel discussion with GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar at the KörberForum in Hamburg.
© GIGA / Claudia Höhne
China is Germany's most important trading partner; at the same time, there is growing concern both in Brussels and in Germany that Beijing is using its economic power to influence political developments in Europe. For China, on the other hand, Germany is number one in Europe, and Hamburg with its port is particularly important for economic exchange between the two countries.
On 14 November 2019 GIGA President Amrita Narlikar, Mikko Huotari of the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Yang Yao of the China Center for Economic Research, and Changhua Wu of the Future Innovation Center in Beijing discussed just how much disagreement German–Chinese relations can tolerate.
Moderators: Andreas Cichowicz (NDR) and Yang Rui (CGTN)
The event was recorded by NDR. The recording can be found here.
This issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs analyses various topics like the growing separatist tendencies in Hongkong, kinship in 21st century China, or UK’s strategic partnership with China.
The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield takes up her position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
GIGA looks back on an eventful and successful year 2019. The picture gallery shows some selected highlights.