Foreign Ministry State Minister Michael Roth: China as a Systemic Rival to the EU

Spiegel International | Aug 2, 2020 at 11:14 AM
  • Coronavirus does not care about ideology or geopolitics, and yet the pandemic has long been a catalyst for the rivalry between the major powers, throwing the complex geopolitical situation into sharp relief.
  • Depending on how the situation develops with respect to the coronavirus, the meeting of EU and Chinese leaders planned during Germany’s presidency is a good opportunity to do this.
  • Beijing takes the EU seriously, primarily as the world’s largest trading bloc and economic area.