BERLIN/ULAAN BAATAR/BEIJING | | mongolische-vr

BERLIN/ULAAN BAATAR/BEIJING (Own report) - Just days before the NATO summit, Germany is enhancing its position in Eastern Asia, with the objective of weakening China. To enhance its influence in the region, Germany is using Mongolia, whose prime minister visited Berlin for talks concerning an intensification of business and military cooperation between the two countries. Already years ago, Berlin was saying that situated between Russia and China, Mongolia is in an "excellent position" in the "geostrategic power constellation", and that their efforts to resist Chinese influence must be supported. The German government and German businesses are now reinforcing their activities in the region. One of these businesses, the Deutsche Bahn AG, is intervening in the sensitive sector of Mongolia's raw materials transport. The German Bundeswehr is stabilizing also its military cooperation with Mongolia's armed forces. Germany's growing influence is being accompanied by the renewed efforts of its NATO ally, the USA, to reinforce the West's position in East and Southeast Asia. All of these activities are aimed at encircling China. more…

ULAANBAATAR/BERLIN | | mongolische-vrchina

ULAANBAATAR/BERLIN (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 resources. Mongolia's selling off of its raw materials at a bargain price to foreign companies is causing anger in the country's poverty-stricken population, which was one of the causes of the protests last week. Mongolia has geo-strategic importance for the German government, whose Ministry of the Economy is supporting the business trip in August. Because of its geographic location, it is not only useful as a overland bridge for freight transport to China, but also as a bridgehead against the People's Republic of China. Since the 1990s, Berlin - in collaboration with Washington - has maintained a persistent military cooperation with Ulaanbaatar. more…

LHASA/BEIJING/ULAAN BAATAR/BERLIN | | chinamongolische-vr

LHASA/BEIJING/ULAAN BAATAR/BERLIN (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 with forefront organizations of German foreign policy and have been counseling the "exile government" for several years on questions of German "Volksgruppen" (ethnic group) policies. A member of the current delegation is demanding the secession of "South Tyrol" along the lines of the Montenegrin model. These attacks on China's territorial integrity are coming just a few days after the German government launched its anti-Chinese offensive. Berlin is supporting Tibetan separatists also through large scale lobbying in Mongolia and is seeking to pit the populations of all autonomous regions in Western and Northern China against the central government. Similar political concepts date back to the 1920s and are being echoed still today in Japan, the former Axis partner of the German Reich, and China's fiercest rival. more…