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The German economy has emphasized the importance of China and the federal government asked for a pragmatic course. DIHK President Peter Adrian warned of a fundamental U-turn in relation to China with negative consequences for German jobs. Adrian told the German Press Agency: «We have certainly learned through the experience with Russia that we are not allowed to fell into dependencies. But out of this knowledge, you shouldn't make 180-degree turn. China is still a very important economic area for us. »

Das Containerterminal im Hafen von Lianyungang in der ostchinesischen Provinz Jiangsu. © Wang Chun/Xinhua/dpa The container terminal in the port of Lianyungang in the East Chinese province of Jiangsu.

The federal government is currently developing a new German China strategy. The dependence on China is to be reduced and delivery routes are to be set up, as Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) had already made clear. As can be seen from a draft of the Foreign Ministry, which was responsible for the China strategy, human rights should play a greater role.

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Industrial President Siegfried Russwurm told the dpa: "The China strategy will have to address three dimensions: China as a partner for solving global challenges, China as a systemic competitor-China is and remains a central market for our German industry."

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Dirk Jandura, President of the Foreign Trade Association BGA, told the dpa that China was a huge market. "And that's why I would like a sense of proportion." The German companies were already working hard on the diversification of the supply chain. But that takes time. He spoke of a tightrope walk with a view of China. «It is right to critically question the relationship with China. However, I would like the federal government not to pour out the child with the bathing and to overcome. » That would be the worst measure for everyone involved.

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"We stand by human rights," said Jandura. "But politics has to trust the company much more." Global trade has freed many people worldwide from poverty. «If you think black and white, you will have to capture relationships with some countries relatively strongly, but then our and their prosperity is in danger. You have to tackle it more pragmat without losing sight of the goal. »

DIHK President Adrian said that most of the German companies working in China produced on site for the Chinese market. «This is often overlooked in the discussion. And of course a real apprenticeship from the crises of recent years is to distribute its business risks more. The companies are currently doing this very strongly. But the idea of ​​completely turning from China is completely unrealistic. We want more pragmatism and less ideology from parts of the federal government. »

Industrial President: "Need real alternatives"

Adrian said: "We should concentrate more on not leaving everything to the Chinese in other parts of the world. We should not always want to explain the world to other countries and think that everyone has to follow our value system. If you want to get into business somewhere and build connections, you have to present yourself primarily as a better maker and not as a know -it -all. »

Russwurm said: "What we need are real alternatives to procure from China, such as raw materials, and the opening of other markets next to China - both to reduce our dependency."

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