In an interview with the South China Morning Post published on 22 December 2017, Ambassador Clauss stresses that "relations between Germany and China have an enormous potential for further mutual benefit if we purposefully address the key problems in our economic relationship."
Read the interview here.
On 10 December the international community marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration, which all UN members including China have agreed to uphold, states that each and every one of us has the right to freedom of thought, freedom of religion and belief, freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
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We regret the sentencing of Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to two years in prison by the Intermediate People’s Court in Changsha on charges of inciting subversion of state power...
In November 2017, about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists will meet at the annual World Climate Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany to discuss global climate protection. The challenge is how to mitigate climate change and guard against the already existing impacts.
Climate Change, Risks and Challenges