The World from Berlin 'Berlin Is Playing into the Hands of the Chinese'

Trade was the focus of the meeting of German and Chinese leaders in Berlin this week, with German companies eager to get a piece of the massive Chinese market. But commentators warn of the dangers of becoming too dependent on the emerging Asian superpower.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao review an honor guard on Tuesday ahead of Germany and China's first-ever joint cabinet meeting.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao review an honor guard on Tuesday ahead of Germany and China's first-ever joint cabinet meeting.

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-- David Gordon Smith