Europe embraces panda diplomacy in front of Donald Trump

Angela Merkel approaches China in crisis with US partner and acknowledges that the Hamburg G-20 will be “difficult”
Angela Merkel sees in China an important ally in times of “uncertainty”
Chancellor Angela Merkel, host of the G-20 summit that starts Friday in Hamburg, is betting on China as an “important ally” in times of turmoil and the US’s lack of interest in international order, a withdrawal that Beijing, with Much to be said in a crisis open by North Korea, seems ready to take advantage. “China and Germany can contribute to appease the current uncertainty and achieve a slightly more peaceful world,” Merkel said after the meeting in Berlin with the president Xi Jinping, to tie up before the G-20 summit and deepen bilateral relations that grow from what most disrupts President Donald Trump: the defense of climate and free trade. Because Merkel and Xi, an ecologist and suddenly allergic to customs duties, not only now worked for a “strategic relationship” to serve as an “example” of “successful global cooperation”, but signed a rosary of agreements beneficial to both countries And Europe, which comes to the summit of the G-20 forming a united front. The consortium China Aviation Supplies (CAS), for example, will acquire from the European group Airbus, 140 aircraft, 100 of type A320 and 40 of type A350 XWB, with a value of 20,000 million euros. For China, a way to reopen the failed summit game with the EU last June and try, via Germany, to close the negotiations of China’s Protocol of Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Trump and her ‘American First’ possibly the worst ‘deal’ in history. China’s friends The approach of Germany and China, which Merkel and Xi symbolized with the opening of the “house” they will share at the Berlin Zoo Jiao Qing Tesorito) and Meng Meng (Sueñecito), is not casual. Beyond Pandas bean diplomacy, much of Merkel’s agenda will put on the table at the G-20 will require approval for support from China and China’s new “friends” including Russian President Vladimir Putin, With whom Xi interviewed before traveling to Berlin to, among others, address the crisis in the South China Sea. In a statement far beyond what could be expected, Putin and Xi called on North Korea to moratorium on its missile and nuclear weapons trials. It was a sign that they are also running out of patience with neighbor Kim Jong-un. The proposal was accompanied by a call for containment from the US and South Korea. To avoid a conflict of consequences difficult to predict. In order not to have the United States running a stone’s throw on the eastern flank. President Trump, as expected, disregarded an initiative that, if it had been made during the G-20, had been targeted as well. Or it may be battered in 140 characters. Moreover, Trump redoubled his pressure on China to “stop the nuclear race once and for all” by North Korea instead of increasing its trade with that country by 40%. “It was one of the last puyas launched by Trump Against Beijing since last June 20, after new North Korean ballistic tests, accused Xi of failure in its deterrent efforts with Pyongyang, then sanctioned a Chinese boat for laundering the North Korean regime and last week aimed at the Chinese Achilles’ heel Announcing the sale to Taiwan of $ 1.420 billion in armament. Bilateral meeting: Xi and TrumpIt is planned that Xi and Trump will hold a bilateral meeting during the G-20 – it will also do so and for the first time with Putin – to talk about ‘deals’ And that includes North Korea, which, according to community sources, was asked to join South Korean President Moo Jae-in, who is already in Berlin for consultations with Chancellor Merkel, and the Japanese Shi For South Korea and Japan, which depend on US military defense, escalating tension in the area is a bigger issue. And not only because the North Korean satrap seems to have fun with the provocation but because Trump is unpredictable. Liberal President Moon, just in case, has implemented the stick and carrot strategy and, unlike the previous government, has once again allowed private organizations to provide humanitarian aid to the neighbor of the north.Xi, ready to assume with Germany and Europe its responsibility “with peace, stability and well-being” wants to see the “consensus” gained at the last G-20 summit held in his southern city of Hangzhou under the rotating presidency China, from which Germany took over this year. He will be followed by Argentina. “Chinese-German relations are entering a new phase,” said Xi, who, once again, differences with Trump, reiterated China’s commitment to the Kyoto Climate Agreement.

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