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China – a partner and systemic competitor

For many German companies, China is one of the most important markets worldwide. Conversely, Germany is the rising Asian superpower’s biggest trading partner in Europe and an important technology supplier. Relations between the two countries with their very different economic systems are marked by the push-and-pull of partnership and systemic competition.

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Strengthen the European Union to better compete with China


The European Union and Germany both face growing challenges posed by China and its state-led economy. Although China remains an important partner, it has at the same time become a systemic competitor, said BDI President Kempf on the occasion of the presentation of a new policy paper on China.

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“We urgently need a new government”

- The BDI expects a GDP increase of 2.25 percent in 2018. 2018 must be a year of action, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. A future federal government will have to spend money in areas where there are increasing opportunities for growth, where jobs can be secured and new ones created. more
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China: More market, less state intervention

- German companies are unhappy about high market access barriers in China. Lower restrictions could appease critics in Europe, BDI President Dieter Kempf declared ahead of the Chinese Communist Party Congress. more