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Germany eyes 'China lite' future that is less dependent

France explores collaboration with Quad; Italy's new leader vows to review Belt and Road

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Nov. 4, 2022.    © Reuters

LONDON -- Germany is preparing to toughen its China policy in key areas including trade and technology as part of a wider hardening in European powers' approaches towards Beijing.

Former Chancellor Angela Merkel's commercially-focused approach is headed for the bin, as Berlin puts the final touches to the upcoming Germany China Policy. 

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