Made in China 2025 and the German Context

19 October 2020
Event location
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Invitation only


The Frankfurt Forum of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), in cooperation with the Consulate General of the United States of America Frankfurt, cordially invites you to this Web Talk. 

In 2015, China’s State Council formally issued the “Made in China 2025” policy (MIC2025). This sweeping policy details the Communist Party of China’s plans for China to become a “manufacturing great power,” to seize the “commanding heights” of global manufacturing, and to win the “new industrial revolution.” Yet MIC2025 is only one in multi-decade series of state-driven plans. Taken together, they show how China aims to achieve global industrial dominance by a mixture of methods, including extracting technology from around the world and bringing it to China to develop, “re-innovate,” and commercialize, and by increasingly emphasizing indigenous innovation following on from that. For China, Europe is a key source of high-level science and technology. In this context, we would like to discuss which role Germany plays as the market and supplier most critical to China’s European ambitions, and what risks lie therein for Germany.


Emily de La Bruyère

Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Nathan Picarsic

Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)


Didi Kirsten Tatlow

Senior Fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations Asia Program 


Christoph Kehr-von Plettenberg

German Council on Foreign Relations Forum Frankfurt

All participants will be able to ask the speakers questions after the conversation through the Web Talk’s Q&A function.

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