Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo

Merkel fa le bucce alla Cina in una lectio magistralis. La replica cinese.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-09.

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Se Mr Xi fosse andato in Germania a tenere un conferenza in cui avesse asserito che l’ideologia liberal socialista fosse cosa criminale e che il sovranismo identitario fosse il meglio, verosimilmente i tedeschi lo avrebbero messo alla porta in un amen.

Frau Merkel se ne è andata in visita in Cina, ricevuta non da Mr Xi, bensì da Mr Li Keqiang, premier ma non capo dello stato: non ha saputo resistere alla tentazione di tenere ai cinesi una lezione su come dovrebbero pensare e comportarsi. I cinesi hanno ascoltato in dignitoso silenzio, senza rilasciare alla fine un commento ufficiale.

Questo è uno dei comportamenti di Frau Merkel che indispettiscono i suoi interlocutori.

Solo un giornale cinese ha sommessamente ricordato come il sistema economico tedesco sia nei triboli: ma lo ha fatto con il solito garbo orientale. Casualmente, un giornale di secondo piano ha dedicato un ampio articolo al Piano Morgenthau.  A seguito, la risposta ufficiale cinese.

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«German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the importance of international cooperation on both global warming and global trade in a speech to Chinese students»

«She also criticized China’s social credit system»

«German Chancellor Angela Merkel took China to task, albeit diplomatically, over its climate record on the second day of her latest visit to the world’s second-biggest economy.»

«Speaking to students at Huazhong University in the city of Wuhan, Merkel said “climate protection is everyone’s responsibility” and that given China’s size and power, the world needed an important contribution from it»

«Merkel also questioned whether China should still be considered a developing country, given the speed at which it has modernized in recent years»

«The chancellor used her speech to reiterate her commitment to multilateralism, insisting that common rules were essential in a globalized world, while “protectionism hurts us all»

«the chancellor said China’s rise to become one of the most important players in the world also meant it had greater responsibilities when it came to human rights and safeguarding the rule of law»

«I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded»

«I have advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe from my point of view»

«I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded»

«China’s social credit information system …. Merkel told the students that in Europe the system was viewed as a bad idea because data privacy was considered a human right»

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Per comparazione, riportiamo l’articolo relativo comparso su Xinhuanet.

German Chancellor Merkel visits central China’s Wuhan

«Angela Merkel Saturday visited central China’s Wuhan during her 12th trip to the country as German Chancellor since 2005.

Before Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province, Merkel had visited a number of cities besides Beijing during her China trips in the past.

When talking with students of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Merkel highlighted the importance of international cooperation in the era of globalization, and called on the students to be participants.

Saying that a nation’s prosperity is part of the prosperity of the whole world, she voiced her hope that students should shoulder common responsibilities to combat global challenges.

In the speech, Merkel reviewed her past trips to China. In Shenyang, she witnessed economic upgrading. In Chengdu she learned about development of western China. In Shenzhen she saw remarkable progress brought by the reform and opening-up.

She said quite a few noted German companies including Siemens, and small and medium-sized innovation enterprises are operating business in Wuhan. Wuhan and Duisburg became the first pair of sister cities between China and Germany in 1982.

Merkel exchanged views with students on internet, artificial intelligence, intelligent manufacturing, and environmental protection.

Before wrapping up her trip, Merkel also visited a local hospital and a factory of the German company Webasto.»

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Niente da dire che i cinesi conoscano bene l’arte diplomatica.

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Germany’s Angela Merkel urges China to do more for climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the importance of international cooperation on both global warming and global trade in a speech to Chinese students. She also criticized China’s social credit system.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took China to task, albeit diplomatically, over its climate record on the second day of her latest visit to the world’s second-biggest economy.

Speaking to students at Huazhong University in the city of Wuhan, Merkel said “climate protection is everyone’s responsibility” and that given China’s size and power, the world needed an important contribution from it.

Merkel also questioned whether China should still be considered a developing country, given the speed at which it has modernized in recent years.

Multilateralism and human rights

The chancellor used her speech to reiterate her commitment to multilateralism, insisting that common rules were essential in a globalized world, while “protectionism hurts us all.” She added that China’s new economic power was itself an illustration of the success of the world’s multilateral trade system.

At the same time, the chancellor said China’s rise to become one of the most important players in the world also meant it had greater responsibilities when it came to human rights and safeguarding the rule of law.

That echoed comments Merkel made following her meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, when she called for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. “I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded,” she said Friday. 

The chancellor took up the issue again on Saturday, saying, “I have advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe from my point of view.”

Controversial social credit system

The chancellor’s speech in Wuhan also included some criticism of China’s social credit system, which allows the state to evaluate economic and social creditworthiness of both individuals and businesses using personal online data.

China’s social credit information system authority said that some 20 million of the country’s 1.3 billion people had been banned from air and train travel in 2018 because their credit scores were too low.

Merkel told the students that in Europe the system was viewed as a bad idea because data privacy was considered a human right.

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China warned European companies in late August that they would need to ramp up preparations for the social credit system.

But Merkel’s trips to China always include a large business contingent, because of the country’s huge importance as a market for German businesses.

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