For me, the article stressed that Angela Merkel‘s reelection would likely see not only increased trade between Germany and China but increased strategic cooperation. This once again made me reflect on the many opportunities missed by David Cameron’s Government in leveraging trade with China.
Let me turn this to two open questions:
- If Germany turns to China more as a strategic partner, how will this affect European foreign policy?
- Similarly, if Germany turns to China more as a strategic partner, how should David Cameron‘s UK Government respond?