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|Other Titles: ||The shift of Angela Merkel’s China policy|
|Authors: ||劉昭廷;Liu, Chao-Ting|
|Keywords: ||德國;中國;梅克爾;德中關係;德美關係;接見達賴;Germany;China;Angela Merkel;Sino-German relations;German-U.S. relations;Dalai-Lama|
|Issue Date: ||2013-04-13 10:34:19 (UTC+8)|
Angela Merkel was elected as the first female Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She has been named as the de facto president of Europe from TIME MAGEZINE because of her tough leading style. Being a woman, born in East Germany, studying physics, those backgrounds own her extensive attention.
As an opposition party leader, Merkel has criticized Schroder’s China policy and indicated that Germany has sacrificed Human Rights while pursuing economic benefits. German-U.S relation was also broken because of Schroder’s anti-Iraq war attitude.
Therefore, Angela Merkel emphasized that to repair the relations between Germany and the U.S. is the prior task when she made her inaugural speech.
To maintain the coherence china policy also takes an important part, however, during her first official visit to China, she stated some sensitive issues toward China and made China found that Germany’s China policy has already changed.
23th Sep. 2007, Angela Merkel met Dalai-Lama in Federal Chancellor’s Office despite the seriously pressure from China. China cancelled a series of official meeting schedules as revenge. At the same time, CDU/CSU Union issued “Asia as strategic challenge and chance for Germany and Europe” to regard China as a competitor and should reinforce the link with democracy countries in Pacific-Asia like India, Japan and Australia, in advanced, to prevent the threat of China rising. This resolution shows the new government’s value oriented foreign policy. The relations between Germany and China have never been so worse.
Sino-German relations have normalized and been back on the track with Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s efforts in January 2008. The world has been under financial crisis from 2008 to 2009, Germany and China issued a joint statement showing their determination to recover world economy. The both countries also built “Comprehensive strategic partnership” in 2010, held inter-governmental talks in 2011. The relations between Germany and China are different from 2005 and have even exceeded Schroder government under Merkel’s leading.
This Thesis is trying to review and analyze the relations between Germany and China from political, economic and cultural aspects. In political aspect, German-U.S. relations are also included. From the three aspects analysis indicate the international, domestic and individual factors of German’s China policy shift.
After being a chancellor, participating and accumulating experience in politic affairs, realpolitik leads her beyond ideology and realism while china rising. Angela Merkel regards national interest as the top priority and adjusts her China policy.
|Appears in Collections:||[國際事務與戰略研究所] 學位論文|
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