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Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

Foray into Down Under
(Own report) - Leading EU functionaries, with the support of German business associations, are demanding that the EU free trade offensive be extended to Australia and New Zealand. Last week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the initiation of agreements to this effect. At the same time, Berlin and Brussels are pushing for the finalization . . .

Berlin Calls for a "One-Europe Policy"
(Own report) - Berlin sees China's growing economic presence in the EU's eastern periphery as an increasing threat to German predominance over Eastern and Southeastern Europe. During his visit to Paris at the end of August, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against the People's Republic's alleged "division of Europe." Beijing's cooperation with 16 Eastern . . .

Struggle over the Arctic
(Own report) - According to a German military officer, China's economic activities in Greenland and Iceland could cause future wars. If the People's Republic should "establish" itself in the Arctic - as a "great power alien to the region" - this would "instigate military conflicts," according to a recent semi-official publication. To prove his point, . . .

China's Project of the Century
(Own report) - Berlin und Brussels are obstructing China's "New Silk Road" mega project. Last Sunday, the EU refused to sign a declaration pertaining to this project at an international summit in Beijing with representatives from more than 100 countries, including 29 heads of states and governments. Beijing plans to invest trillions in this project . . .

War Exercises in the Pacific
(Own report) - In light of the escalating conflict in the South China Sea, the German Navy is, for the first time, participating in a large-scale maneuver in the Pacific Ocean. Mine clearance divers and other support personnel from the naval infantry ("marines") stationed in Eckernförde, near Kiel, will be involved in the "RIMPAC 2016" . . .

The New Silk Road (I)
(Own report) - With tensions rising between China and western powers, the German chancellor is using her current visit in Beijing to enhance Sino-German economic cooperation. German investments in the People's Republic of China had increased to around 60 billion Euros in 2014 - tendency still rising - surpassed only by investments in the USA . . .

Strategic Shifts
(Own report) - Disputes over US military provocations are accompanying the German chancellor's current visit to China. After a US Navy destroyer transited through the maritime waters claimed by Beijing near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Chinese government summoned the US ambassador. German government sources have confirmed that this conflict will . . .

Contain China
(Own report) - Today, Tuesday, German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen will begin several days of talks in New Delhi on questions of military and arms policies. India's new armament projects are the immediate reason for von der Leyen's visit. India wants, among other things, to construct German submarines under license, and Berlin . . .

Using Double Talk (II)
(Own report) - On the occasion of the German chancellor's visit to China, Berlin's China experts are predicting tangible "turbulences" in German-Chinese relations. Chancellor Merkel is, above all, using her visit to the People's Republic to seek new business opportunities for German industry. However, growing tensions between the USA and China could soon be expected, . . .

Germany in the Island Dispute (II)
(Own report) - In light of escalating tensions in the maritime areas off the Chinese coast, German foreign policy experts are analyzing the divers interests at stake and possibilities for intervention. At the heart of the conflicts, particularly in the East China Sea, are military options, according to a German think tank. China, in the . . .

Germany in the Island Dispute
(Own report) - Despite escalating tensions in East Asia, German companies have announced new arms exports to Western allies in China's vicinity. Kiel's HGW shipbuilding company has confirmed its decision to sell two submarines to Singapore. In the island disputes in eastern and southeastern Asia, Singapore is seen as one of the West's reliable partners. . . .

Between the USA and China
(Own report) - German government advisors are calling for the enhancement of NATO's cooperation with Japan. In view of the current Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands (Japanese: Senkaku Islands), government advisors warn that "crises" in the East China Sea could "get out of control." A "counterweight to China's growing military capacities" will, in the . . .

The Thucydides Trap
(Own report) - The debate about possible military confrontations between the West and the People's Republic of China is continuing in Berlin. Some experts believe that Western efforts "to contain and retard China's emergence" will not be limited to "strengthening regional allies" in East and Southeast Asia, according to a recent publication by the CSU-affiliated . . .

Exports at Risk
(Own report) - German business circles are observing an appreciable regression in German exports to Asia with apprehension. Exports to that continent had been booming for years, recently nurturing hopes that German export profits could be stabilized, in spite of the slump in sales to crisis-ridden Euro zone countries. Now, these exports have clearly slumped . . .

Zones of Future Conflicts
(Own report) - German government advisors are warning against an arms race and possible military confrontations in East Asia. As a recent study by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) explains, China's attempts to take control over its coastal waters and its maritime trade routes collide with the USA's attempts to uphold . . .

China's Lifelines (I)
(Own report) - Berlin's foreign policy establishment has intensified its debate on China's military buildup, on the territorial conflicts in the seas of Eastern Asia and on what Germany's reactions should be. After 30 years of a double-digit economic growth average, China now "has arrived at the point," where it translates its "economic strength into . . .

Germany's New Role
(Own report) - In the prelude to this weekend's new Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang's visit to Germany, a prominent German think tank is pleading for closer German-Chinese cooperation. If Germany seeks to continue to have influence in Beijing, it must "put more weight in the balance than it has in the past," warns a . . .

A Ring of Fire Around China (II)
(Own report) - Berlin's main think tank for military policy has announced "war game exercises" for military confrontations with China. This year's "Trier China-Dialogue," to be convened in Berlin at the beginning of June by the Federal College for Security Studies, will focus on analyzing the "combat capabilities" of the Chinese armed forces. The forum . . .

Smash China (II)
(Own report) - Applauded by the German President and officials of the German government, the laureate of a prominent German cultural award made a plea for smashing China to pieces. China is a "heap of rubbish," he said, it must "be dismembered," insisted the Chinese author, Liao Yiwu, a resident of Germany, who was awarded . . .

A Ring of Fire around China
(Own report) - German foreign policy experts are predicting a massive arms buildup in East Asia and are not ruling out the possibility of US military aggression against China. According to a recent analysis provided at a symposium at the Federal College for Security Studies (BAKS) in Berlin, the United States is reinforcing its "military . . .

China's Boom and German Reactions
(Own report) - Berlin is forging ahead with its contradictory policy toward China in the German-Chinese consultations that end today. The economic boom is persisting without interruption in the People's Republic of China. Economists are unanimous in their prediction that China will emerge to become the world's strongest economic power. German companies are preparing themselves . . .

The Known Unknown
(Own report) - In the debate about Europe's possible forthcoming global decline, German government advisors are insisting that Germany and the EU take action. At present, most experts assume that Europe's global influence will be "measurably waning" in the future but this prognosis is based on the assumption that current trends of development will continue. . . .

The Next Shooting War
(own report) - The Chinese military's modernization is stimulating the interest of high-ranking German military policy institutions. The Federal College for Security Studies, a Bundeswehr think tank has announced that in June it will hold a conference on the theme "An Arms Race in Asia?". The objective of the conference is to make an inventory . . .

Intensifying the Pressure
(Own report) - The People's Republic of China is in the process of bypassing the United States of America to become Germany's most important non-European trade partner and is catching up to Germany's European trade partners, according to new statistics published by the German Asia-Pacific Business Association. Simultaneously China is continuing to increase its foreign . . .

Old and New World Powers
(Own report) - German naval experts are predicting a dramatic shift over the next twenty years in the balance of power between the world's leading naval forces. Whereas the naval capabilities of several countries in East and Southeast Asia are growing considerably, those of the US are shrinking slightly. European naval units, including those of . . .

Disastrous for China
(Own report) - Following the armed confrontation at the maritime border between South and North Korea, Berlin has increased pressure on Pyongyang. The German foreign ministry announced, it had summoned the North Korean ambassador Wednesday and protested against the deadly shelling of the Yeonpyeong Island. The escalation at the disputed maritime border was a setback . . .

Even Closer to China
(Own report) - German experts on North Korea are speculating that Pyongyang will begin opening itself up to the West. The North Korean government's "days are numbered," predicts the German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Hartmut Koschyk (CSU), a Korea activist for many years. The FDP party-affiliated Friedrich Naumann Foundation claims to . . .

Federal Republic of China
(Own report) - Berlin is unanimously cheering the fact that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo. Already in the past, Chancellor Merkel has taken initiatives in favor of this Chinese "dissident" demanding his release from prison and will continue to do so, declared a spokesperson for the German government. Liu received . . .

Germany Versus China (III)
(Own report) - On the eve of the announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, German media have declared a Chinese "dissident" to be their favorite candidate. According to the German press, "it would be a courageous signal", if the Nobel Committee awards the prize to Liu Xiaobo, the Honorary President of the Chinese . . .

Asian Summit Meetings
(Own report) - At various summit meetings taking place over the next few days, Berlin and Brussels will be continuing to pursue their efforts to gain influence in Eastern Asia. The prospects of the German industry landing lucrative business deals with China has led the German government to initiate talks on a further expansion of . . .

Go East!
(Own report) - The German chancellor will be using her trip to Russia and China, which begins today, to enhance business relations beyond the realms of the EU and North America. This thrust is taking into account China's rapid rise and the subsequent shift of the focus of the global economy from countries of the . . .

Anti-China Coalition
(Own report) - Berlin has declared 2010 "Vietnam Year" and is currently intensifying its efforts to enhance its influence in this Southeast Asian nation. Following the German Development Minister's recent visit to Vietnam, an "Institute for German Law" will be founded in Hanoi, to support a rapprochement of the legal framework. A business symposium, featuring . . .

Key Maritime Region
(Own report) - The EU will expand its military operations against "pirates" at the Horn of Africa and train Somali soldiers for land combat missions. This was decided by the EU's foreign and defense ministers. According to their plan, Somali soldiers are to attack the "pirates" on the mainland, thereby depriving them of their bases . . .

The Principle of Interference
(Own report) - With sharp German criticism of human rights violations in Central Asia, the EU proceeded yesterday, Tuesday, with its negotiations for cooperation with the countries of that region. These negotiations, along the lines of an "EU Central Asian Strategy" successfully imposed by Berlin in 2007, are aimed at assuring German-European influence over the . . .

Alliance against Beijing
(Own report) - German parliamentarians announce they will intensify their support for forces in China struggling against the central government in Beijing. The "Tibet Discussion Group in the German Bundestag" announced its plans to put the Tibet issue on the agenda in the aftermath of this year's Bundestag elections. Parliamentarians should become also more "involved" . . .

Fear of Demotion
(Own report) - EU political strategists are alarmed by US proposals for a closer cooperation between the USA and the People's Republic of China. According to the EU think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) "fears" are revived "within Europe that it could be sidelined in a new world order." These fears are fomented . . .

The Future of "East-Turkestan"
(Own report) - Berlin is using the riots in the Xinjiang region in western China to launch strong attacks against Beijing. Claudia Roth, Chairperson of the German Green Party, is demanding that the People's Republic initiate "speedy and unconditional investigations" into the bloody conflicts. Influential media in Germany are declaring Beijing's minorities' policy to be . . .

Smash China
(Own report) - At a conference of more than 600 exiled Tibetans that began Monday at the seat of Tibet's self-proclaimed "exile government" in Dharamsala (India), a long-time employee of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (affiliated with Germany's Green Party) was demanding a radicalization of the Tibetan secessionist policy. This meeting will decide on the Tibetan . . .

Olympics in Beijing
(Own report) - German business circles are noting with relief that the anti-Chinese campaign around Tibet is subsiding, just a few weeks before the Olympic games are to open in Beijing. According to business associations, the resentment, unleashed in Germany last spring, could have seriously damaged German-Chinese business relations. Instead record results have again been . . .

Eurasian Bridgehead
(Own report) - In a few weeks, German businessmen will be embarking on a business trip to Mongolia in spite of the uprisings in Ulaanbaatar. The objective is to conclude deals for Mongolian raw materials. Mongolia disposes of enormous deposits of untapped raw materials and is among the world's ten most rich countries in natural . . .

Mobilize at Any Time
(Own report) - On Monday May 19, the Dalai Lama will terminate his visit to Germany after having met with the German Minister for Development and given a speech in Berlin. This time, following interventions from business circles, the German government has restrained its anti-Chinese provocations. Neither the chancellor, the foreign minister, nor the president . . .

Particularly Manipulative
(Own report) - The west's Tibet campaign is meeting its first signs of opposition in Germany. As the worldwide acts to sabotage the Olympic torch relay continues, German businesses are beginning to worry about their business prospects in China, amounting currently to a turnover in the billions. Policy advisors are warning that if the German . . .

Operations Against China
(Own report) - Several front organizations of German foreign policy have for years been supporting the Tibetan exile structures in Dharamsala, India. This includes support for organizational measures enabling the "government in exile" in Dharamsala to orchestrate its activities against the People's Republic of China worldwide. Particularly the Free Democratic Party (FDP) affiliated Friedrich Naumann . . .

The Olympic Torch Relay Campaign
(Own report) - Conference reports and the research of a Canadian journalist reveal that a German Foreign Ministry front organization is playing a decisive role in the preparations of the anti-Chinese Tibet campaign. According to this information, the campaign is being orchestrated from a Washington based headquarters. It had been assigned the task of organizing . . .

The Olympic Lever
(own report) – Berlin is using the upheaval in the western region of the People's Republic of China to pursue its campaign of attrition against Beijing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding that the Chinese government enter a "dialog" with the Dalai Lama, the most famous leader of the Tibetan secessionists. Roland Koch, prime minister . . .

Strategies of Attrition (IV)
(Own report) - German foreign policy makers, are upping their political pressure on Beijing, and holding talks with a Chinese separatist. As the Munich based "World Uyghur Congress (WUC)" announced, its president, Rebiya Kadeer will also be received by the foreign ministry. The Uyghurs, a Muslim minority from the autonomous region Xinjiang (Western China), are . . .

Strategies of Attrition (III)
(Own report) - Last weekend, parliamentarians of the Germanophonic minority in Northern Italy ("South Tyrol") visiting the headquarters of the Tibetan "exile government" in India, declared Tibet's being part of the People's Republic of China to be "illegal" and called for the secession of this Western Chinese autonomous region. South Tyrolean public authorities are collaborating . . .

Strategies of Attrition (II)
(Own report) - German politicians have announced an escalation of the chancellor's Tibet offensive. According to comments made by the Prime Minister of Hesse, Roland Koch (CDU), Angela Merkel's meeting with the Dalai Lama is only the beginning of large scale interference into China's internal affairs, that also should incite other Western states to give . . .

(Own report) - The German Foreign Ministry is watching with "sympathy" the mass demonstrations against the military regime in Myanmar (the former Burma). The protest in that Southern Asian country, initially ignited a few weeks ago by the dramatic rise in the costs of gasoline and food, has not subsided and is now turning into . . .

Strategies of Attrition (I)
(Own report) - The German chancellor is reinforcing Berlin's special relationships to Chinese separatists, in spite of Beijing's massive protests. The Dalai Lama had talks in the German Chancellery, for the first time, Sunday, Sept. 23. He is the leader of a self-proclaimed Tibetan exile government, with its headquarters in India, which is calling for . . .

Deadly Poison
(Own report) - The Bayer Corporation of Germany is pushing its expansion into Asia with the sales of highly dangerous pesticides and is thereby accepting that the regional rural population could be seriously contaminated. As Malaysian specialists have been criticizing, Bayer is offering to India and other Asian states pesticides that the World Health Organization . . .

New wars in Africa
(Own report) - The June 22, German commanded, invasion of an island off the coast of West Africa, marks the last preliminary high point in the major maneuver of the NATO Response Force (NRF), before it passes the final test, proving its full combat readiness. The maneuver takes place in Cape Verde and therefore is . . .

Target Radius Includes Beijing
(Own report) - The German government intends to respond to the US furnishing arms to India, with an economic policy offensive and with having German clout more clearly felt in New Delhi. President George W. Bush recently announced that the USA would like to fortify India's nuclear potential and assured appropriate deliveries. These offers are . . .

Potential for War
The German chancellor wishes to secure his country's ascent in the UN by promising aid to the People's Republic of China. France supports him in the hopes for Beijing's consideration in return. Paris needs China's agreement in order to bring the fusion reactor ,,Iter"into France (total cost is 10 billion Euro). Berlin depends on China for its ascent in the . . .

Elite of Nations
The campaign by the German Federal Government to obtain full membership on the UN Security Council has failed. Under no circumstances will Berlin receive the desired veto right and must accept second or third class status. For the moment, this is the result of bitter objections voiced by the USA, Italy and several Eastern European UN members against Germany's demands. . . .

Background Report: Strategic Partnership and Containment
German foreign policy towards the People's Republic of China (PRC) pursues the goal to enter into an informal alliance with China, with the assistance of the EU, in order to contain the super power, the USA. Since the current Chinese government is considered to be unpredictable and unreliable, Berlin simultaneously, in cooperation with the USA, uses external and internal pressures . . .

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