Bernhard Bartsch

The End of Panda Politics

  • 1. edition 2016 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Germany enjoys a special relationship with China – for now. The more political and economic competition that takes place between them, the more Germany will have to prepare for conflicts. Yet the instruments Germany has at its disposal for achieving its considerable interests have often been weak at best.

In the new issue of the Asia Policy Brief, Bernhard Bartsch, Senior Expert in the programme "Germany and Asia" at Bertelsmann Stiftung, analyzes the close economic and political relations of  the two countries and illustrates through current issues the cracks which threaten to undermine the harmony of German-Chinese relations.