Germany and Asia
Asia is shaping the 21st century. Germany must respond to the corresponding risks and challenges.
"Germany and Asia" analyzes these changes and offers policy recommendations.
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Germany and Asia

How Asia Shapes the Future of Germany

Asia is certain to leave its mark on the 21st century. The rapid changes taking place there, especially in China and India, are altering the global balance of power. For Germany, this development brings opportunities and risks. The program “Germany and Asia” offers advice and orientation.

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Publication

Industry 4.0 - The Future of Indo-German collaboration

Industry 4.0 can be described as the fourth industrial revolution, a mega‑Trend that affects every company around the world. A recent study analyses the potentials and challenges for collaboration between India and Germany in this field.  read more

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Book Publication

What Holds Asian Societies Together?

Social cohesion has become a key policy goal around the globe – not only in the Western Hemisphere, but also in Asia. Despite growing interest in the concept among policy makers and researchers, no generally shared understanding of social cohesion exists. Most importantly, empirical data are lacking. For these reasons, the Bertelsmann Stiftung developed the Social Cohesion Radar, whose findings for the societies of South, Southeast, and East Asia have been collected in a new study. read more

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Asia Policy Brief

The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)

The EU and Japan are about to adopt two ground-breaking agreements: an EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The current Asia Policy Brief analyses the importance and potential outcomes of the SPA, which has been agreed “in principle” and which both sides hope to finalize by the end of the year. read more

Asia Briefing 16. Mai 2017

Asia Briefing Berlin 16 May 2017

The China story – a case of fake history?

The Chinese Communist Party is making considerable efforts to rewrite the past and establish its own narrative of Chinese history. This “China story”, the historian Frank Dikötter argues, is one of the most powerful political narratives of our times, but it is essentially wrong. read more

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Study

Europe's companies consider themselves disadvantaged compared to Asia

"Made in Europe" under pressure: A timely study by Bertelsmann Stiftung  finds that Europe's entrepreneurs say that the competition from Asia is more and more unbalanced  - and wish for a stronger support by politics. read more

Group photo with Liz Mohn and the winners of the "More than a market award".

Award Ceremony

China is more than a market for German companies

On June 15, 2017 in Shanghai we recognized German companies, who support Chinese society with different projects. read more

Publications

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The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) – Responding to the Crisis of the Liberal World Order

The EU and Japan are about to adopt two (potentially) ground-breaking agreements: an EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan Strategic ... read more

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What Holds Asian Societies Together?

Social cohesion has become an important public goal in many countries across the globe, not only in the Western hemisphere, but also in Asia. ... read more

Publication

Industry 4.0 - The Future of Indo-German Industrial Collaboration

Industry 4.0 can be described as the fourth industrial revolution, a mega‑Trend that affects every company around the world. A recent Input-Paper ... read more

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Indian high-skilled migrants and international students in Germany

Similar to the US and UK, immigration from India plays an important role in Germany. India became the second most important country of origin ... read more