Geo-economics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geo-economic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.

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First Hong Kong, Then Taiwan

How Democracy Is Moving in on China

On January 11, Taiwan voters re-elected incumbent President Dr. Tsai, a proponent of de facto Taiwanese independence vis-à-vis mainland China. This comes only three months after voters in Hong Kong boosted the city’s democracy movement in district elections. These two elections have shifted the debate about political legitimacy in Chinese-speaking East Asia, increasing pressure on China’s Communist party. Most major, democratic nations were quick to congratulate Tsai, with one notable exception: Germany.


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Nov 21, 2018

„It’s the economy, stupid!“

Wie Unternehmen und Politik mit den neuen Herausforderungen umgehen

Wirtschaftsbeziehungen können in Zeiten politischer Spannungen stabilisieren, betonte Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier in der DGAP.

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