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Notizen Weekly for January 27, 2017

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Trump is right: euro has helped Germany become the China of Europe (Financial Times) Germany …

A Reset with China? Our Anxiety and Germany’s Responsibility

When the news about Donald Trump’s election victory broke, I was in Shanghai for a conference on Sino-German relations. The conference agenda was at once scrapped to make way for …

Transatlantic Relations in a Changing World Order: European and U.S. Responses to China’s Rise in Africa

A Changing World Order: China’s Rise in Africa The twenty-first century is characterized by the rise of new global players and changing power relations. In particular, China’s increasing international presence …

Different Approaches to War Crime and Memory in Germany and Japan since 1980

Seventy Years after World War II, How Should We Remember? Seventy years have passed since the end of World War II, and people in Germany and around the world are …

Compare or Not to Compare? Or How to Compare? The Problems in Contemporary German-Japanese Memory Discourse

Japan has struggled with the legacies of its imperial aggression for decades.[1] Neither domestically nor internationally has the nation been able to find a formula which would put the so-called …

Is China’s ‘One Road’ an Autobahn? Implications of the Changing German-Chinese Relationship

China in Germany and Europe On October 24, German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel blocked the bid of the Chinese company Fujian Grand Chip to purchase the German silicon chipmaker Aixtron.  …

The Road to China: Challenges, Opportunities, and Partnership for the Next U.S. President

As the 2016 U.S. presidential election edges closer, China sits prominently on the short list of America’s biggest problems for millions of voters heading to the polls. Both the Democratic …

Notizen Weekly for October 28, 2016

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany blocks Aixtron sale to China’s FGC (DW) German business climate hits two-and-a-half year high …

A New Kind of Reconciliation in East Asia?

President Obama noted in an interview with the Asahi Shimbun before his visit to Hiroshima that his presence was an example of reconciliation: “I will point out that Prime Minister …

Remembering Japanese Journalist Yoshibumi Wakamiya, An Advocate for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia

Yoshibumi Wakamiya (1948-2016), prize-winning Japanese journalist and author who worked throughout a long and distinguished career to promote reconciliation between Japan and its neighbors, passed away on April 27 in …

The Comparison between the Recent “Comfort Women” Deal and German Payments to Slave and Forced Laborers

The Japanese-Korean deal concerning “comfort women,” formulated by Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe and South Korean president Park Geun-hye on 28 December 2015, included a pledge from Japan to provide …

Changing Parameters of Interdependence: The Triangle of German-Chinese-U.S. Relations

The twenty-first century is a century that is and will be increasingly marked by changing patterns of interdependence, influence, and interests among states, regions, and non-state actors. The structures of …