Habeck: ‘The naivety towards China is over’
14 October 2022 | 10:06 am
Habeck: 'The naivety towards China is over'
The chancellor met Saudi Arabia's crown prince and will also head to the UAE and Qatar. Europe's largest economy still needs to secure new oil and gas supplies while not being seen as soft on human rights.
The last section of the Humboldt Forum, a new museum in Berlin, is opening to the public. The museum's east wing houses collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Famous Benin bronzes are on display there before their restitution.
Germany has begun deploying more soldiers to Lithuania as part of NATO's move to boost the defense of its eastern flank. Lithuania shares a lengthy border with Russia and fears Russian aggression if the war spreads beyond Ukraine.
Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.
While China is providing rhetorical and some forms of economic support to Russia, there are other forms of support that China will be warier about, says Andrew Small, senior transatlantic fellow with at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming told DW he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.
Like many other world currencies, China's onshore and offshore Yuan both fell against the dollar on Wednesday, increasing the pressure on the People's Bank of China to intervene directly.
The Staatsballett Berlin is known for its love of experimentation. It set up flash mobs at Berlin's main station or danced at the famous Berghain club. Now it has taken to the water with "From Berlin with love."
Germany has thousands of mosques, most of them tucked away in backyards or industrial parks. On Open Mosque Day, they open their doors to the public.
Inflation is a major concern in Germany, where the rate is currently at around 7.9%. Energy and food costs have risen sharply, and the winter months are approaching.
Paraguay is one of only a few countries that still officially recognize Taiwan. However, concerns are growing after Paraguay's president recently urged Taipei to invest $1 billion in his country.
Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
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