‘China, not India, focus of German media’
NEW DELHI: Germany may be India’s closest partner in Europe but New Delhi has its work cut out to stay relevant in the continent. A day after PM Narendra Modi took off for Spain, China has occupied eyeballs in Berlin, with Chinese premier Li Keqiang visiting to meet chancellor Angela Merkel.
“China is very important to us for economic and trade reasons,” a German official said. China is Germany’s largest trading partner outside of Europe but beyond the economy, Germans are a little wary of both China’s trading and geopolitical principles, and also of its expansionist projects like OBOR.