Updated: Oct 28, 2020
A former head of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has told the Times that China is close to “world domination” and that Europe must wake up to the danger. Gerhard Schindler said that Germany needed to curb its “strategic dependence” on Beijing and ban Huawei from its 5G network. Merkel and Germany have been reluctant to criticise China or make statements that might provoke Beijing, in order to protect their business interests and the 206 billion euros of bilateral exports and imports from their largest trading partner.
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