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Sebastian Heilmann
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is the founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and Professor for the Political Economy of China at the University of Trier.

Germany needs to reduce its dependency on exports and push for robust European trade and industrial policies.

Slowing growth in China carries repercussions, not least for the country itself. Four scenarios could result from responses Beijing might adopt.

Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, Chinese foreign policy is 
becoming more ambitious. Consequently, new China policies are 
needed. Europe should build on past German successes.