Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dr. Angela Stanzel and "German-Chinese Economic Relations" talk, June 12 downtown.

Dr. Angela Stanzel of the European Council on Foreign Relations will speak on June 12 on "German-Chinese Economic Relations". From the Pittsburgh Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany:
While German-Chinese trade and investment relations are still expanding, 2016 was also a year of strong reappraisal by Germany. Germany’s economic circles have become wary as enthusiasm in China for economic reform is tapering off; opportunities for foreign firms have been removed one by one. The lack of reciprocity and the risk of seeing Germany’s technology siphoned off by China have already had an impact on the thinking in government and large companies in Germany. This has triggered a change in Berlin’s tone and dealings with China. The quality of this change is remarkable because for many years German-Chinese economic relations were thought to have no way to go but further upward. Today, this relationship has seemed to enter a period of unknown stormy waters precisely when the Trump factor adds volatility to China’s relationship with the United States, its most important political and economic partner.
Registration is requested by June 9. The event runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (map) and is $5 for those not members of the American Council on Germany or the German American Chamber of Commerce.

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