August 31, 2012

New Special Relationship: Germany-China

Stephan Richter, The Globalist

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For several decades, the Americans believed they "owned" the West's relationship with China. The most recent symbol of that is the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the two governments. But then, a woman entered the global diplomatic game. Hint: It's not Hillary Clinton. It's Angela Merkel, the world's leading woman politician.

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