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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Asia Policy Brief

Balancing China

The looming superpower rivalry between the US and China has massive implications for Germany and its European partners.

Three key areas to watch. read more

[Translate to English:] Liz Mohn, Angela de Giacomo (Indien Koordinatorin, GINSEP), Bernhard Steinrücke (Leiter, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) und Dirk (Staatssekretär beim BMWi)

Launch of GINSEP in Delhi

New Initiative for a Sustainable German-Indian Startup Partnership

On February 23, the official launch of the German-Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP) took place in Delhi. The initiative’s objective is to promote structured networking between Indian and German startups. read more

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[Translate to English:] Startup-Lab

Making Ideas happen. Now.

Startup weekend with Asian students from the region

The first German Asian Startup Lab was held in Bielefeld from January 26 to 28, jointly organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Germany and Asia program and the Founders Foundation. read more

Innovationspalette mit Mann im Hintergrund

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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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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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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

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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

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Focus Country

China

Politics, economy and society in Asia are developing rapidly. This dynamism is nowhere mmore visible than in China. On this regional page, we are collecting all our studies and analyses about the developments in China. Go to country focus

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Country Focus

India

India is a central actor in today's globalized word. Especially in the last couple of years, the country has fundamentally been defined by transformation processes in economy and society. This regional focus page provides an overview of our studies and analyses regarding India. Go to the country focus