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Sino-German Relations: A Strategic Study in Economy and Geopolitics
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Dr. Alwan Amin Eddine’s recent publication “Sino-German Relations 1990-2015 In Light of Economic Strategies and Policies” is a fascinating and paramount study of Chinese German relations.

Sino – German relations are considered one of the most important relationships in the field of International Affairs. According to our research, the last book on this topic was conducted in 1985, and no other book since has tackled the two most important milestones in the modern history of the two countries from 1990 onwards.

In Germany, it was the reunification of Germany and the plans set by Berlin’s leadership at the resumption of the reunification process, to develop the country and overcome the stigmas of the Second World War.

In China, on the other hand, it was the adoption of the “Reform and Openness” strategy which led to a shift in how it viewed the world, and resulted in radical changes to China’s economic and open-door policies.  This strategy was resumed in 2013 with the adoption of the “Belt and Road” initiative which revives the land and maritime routes of the old “Silk Road”, and establishes new parameters for international trade.

These significant and far reaching developments in both countries and the changes in their bilateral ties, coupled with the lack of recent in depth-analysis of the Sino – German relations, were the impetuses for studying Sino – German affairs from 1990 to 2015. This is especially important given that Germany sees China as one of its most important markets, and the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative reaches all the way to Germany and beyond.

The focus of this book is on the economic ties between the two countries whose impact can be seen in all areas, particularly on the development of their national policies, which are highly influenced by economics and mutual benefits.

To fully understand the importance of the bilateral relations between China and Germany, this book presents the progress of the Chinese economy and details of the new Chinese initiative and its expansion, as well as Germany’s reunification period and the repercussions of this process.  It also focuses on the restoration of Germany’s economic status in the world economy after being inflicted by several economic crises.

This book analyzes the impact of their respective policies on their bilateral economic relations, by showing both the negative and positive fallouts, where their common interests conflict and intersect.

In addition, it offers insight into the future mutual relationship of these two economic powerhouses and assesses whether they are going to clash or collaborate within the emerging New World Order.