China market risks increase

Economy 09/16/22, 17:28

According to a study by the U.S.-based economic consulting firm Rhodium Group, European investment in China is increasingly concentrated in a few large companies. This shows that most European companies are increasingly concerned about the long-term risks in the Chinese market. European investments in China have become more concentrated over the ...

German athlete Geisenberger says she will ‘never go back to China’

Insights 02/23/22, 20:46

After flying back to Germany, Olympic athlete Natalie Geisenberger recalled her uneasy decision to join the Games on February 17 on the ZDFheute Nachrichten with Markus Lanz. Despite China’s human rights records and the poor treatment during her training there, she decided that she would “go there for two weeks, ...

German media: US focus is Asia, not Europe

China 02/20/22, 05:30

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid a 7-day visit to the Asia-Pacific region on Feb. 10. It was the first trip by a U.S. Secretary of State in nearly four decades and amid a hyped-up crisis in Ukraine. A report by German newspaper Die Welt on Feb. 18 viewed that ...

Never go to China again: German Olympic champion

Insights 02/18/22, 20:56

Luger Natalie Geisenberger, 34, won one individual and one team relay gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She has now returned to Germany and appeared in an interview on February 16 on the German TV channel "Markus Lanz." In the interview, she not only spoke of her joy at winning the ...

German businesses to leave China due to supply chain disruptions

China 01/16/22, 23:12

German companies plan to withdraw from China as Beijing's extreme zero-Covid policy is disrupting the global supply chain. Ma Mingbo, the chief representative of the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, said that Chinese authorities disrupted its supply chain by banning flights and closing the city, so German businesses are restructuring ...

The German Parliament passed a resolution to increase exchanges with Taiwan

Europe 12/21/21, 01:48

The Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag passed a resolution on December 9th in response to a popular petition for Taiwan-German relations establishment. According to the Central News Agency, the Committee has recommended that the government re-evaluate its Taiwan policy and strengthen exchanges with Taiwan. A German citizen named Michael started the petition ...

Germany Revealed the CCP’s ‘Large-scale Cyber Attack Weapons Warehouse’

China 12/08/21, 23:29

A confidential document from the "Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution '' or BFV from Germany said that Chinese government hackers possessed a "large-scale cyber attack arsenal."  According to DW News on Dec. 4, the BFV's report revealed Chinese hackers tried to target the private emails of federal Members ...

Socialist coalition proposes forming United States of Europe

Europe 11/29/21, 15:41

Left-leaning politicians want to create a new superstate called the United States of Europe. Three German political parties formed a coalition at the request of incoming Social Democratic Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Scholz, who replaces predecessor Angela Merkel, is already trying to rewrite European Union treaties to turn the bloc into a federal ...

Omicron variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

United Kingdom 11/28/21, 16:35

A new coronavirus strain reached British, German, and Italian shores on Nov. 27. Authorities in all three countries have discovered their first Omicron variant cases. British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed two Britons tested positive after being exposed to infected passengers who traveled to southern Africa. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris ...

Roman silver hoard discovered from 1st and 2nd Century

Europe 11/18/21, 15:44

One of the world's largest Roman silver coin collections has been unearthed. More than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of 1st and 2nd Century currency was discovered in Augsburg, Germany. The University of Tübingen's Institute for Classical Archaeology is examining five containers filled with Roman treasure. A preliminary count found more than 5500 ...

German Chancellor says Europe should not divorce from China

China 11/18/21, 15:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview Wednesday, Nov. 17, said although intellectual property could be an issue, it is not time for Europe and Germany to stop cooperating with China yet. "Total decoupling wouldn’t be right in my view, it would be damaging for us," she told Reuters, while also ...

Germany to stop quarantine pay for unvaccinated

News 09/23/21, 06:36

Germany will discontinue financing unvaccinated workers placed into isolation after coronavirus exposure, Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22. According to Reuters, Spahn said it’s unjust to compel taxpayers to subsidize people who refuse to get inoculated. “It’s about fairness,” Spahn said. “Those who protect themselves and others via a ...

Vatican: Pope Francis rejects resignation of archbishop accused of abuse

Europe 09/15/21, 17:32

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Vatican's highest authority rejected the resignation of the archbishop of Hamburg, who has serious allegations of sexual abuse. The German Catholic Church is facing a world-scale scandal over allegations that during 2018 alone, 3677 people were reported to have been sexually abused under the complicity ...

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