06:38 GMT +317 October 2019
Listen Live
    Flags of Germany and China. (File)

    Germany Calls on China to Counter Protectionism by Opening Internal Market

    © AP Photo / Andy Wong
    Get short URL

    Germany urges China to counter protectionism with real actions, the German embassy to China said in a statement Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Berlin urges China to prove its commitment to counter protectionism with real actions, the German embassy to China said in a statement Monday.

    “Germany is willing to closely cooperate with China to work against protectionist and populist trends. The most effective way to do that is to match strong political signals with action,” the statement read.

    The embassy added that the Chinese leadership assured European partners that the country was opening its market for foreign investments.

    “However, many companies keep telling us that their difficulties in these areas have increased. It often appears that somewhere down the line, political assurances of equal treatment give way to protectionist tendencies,” the statement said.

    The statement was made ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos that will be held later this week and that will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping.


    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!



    Uneven Partnership: What's Behind Economic Tensions Between Germany, China
    Germany, China Sign Billions Worth of Cooperation Deals – Gov't Spokesman
    Who's More Friendly? China Beats Germany in World Refugee Welcome Survey
    Germany, China Working on Cybersecurity Agreement - German Ambassador
    protectionism, commitment, bilateral relations, Xi Jinping, Germany, China
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik