BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it had “no right” to interfere in cooperation with Germany.
US interference is a sign of the practice of coercive diplomacy, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing.
The day before German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Beijing on Thursday, Zhao said, “Practical cooperation between China and Germany is a matter of two sovereign states, and the United States should not attack without cause.” I have no right to interfere,” he said. for a one-day visit where he is expected to meet President Xi Jinping.
Chinese shipping giant COSCO last year put out a bid to acquire a 35% stake in one of three terminals of logistics company HHLA (HHFGn.DE) at Germany’s largest port, but the German coalition won a deal. split over the
Last week, Germany’s cabinet approved a 24.9% equity investment by Cosco in what an economy ministry source approved the deal but described as an “urgent solution” to mitigate the impact.
An approved investment does not give Cosco a say in its management or strategic decisions.
Reported by Eduardo Baptista, written by Martin Quin Pollard. Edited by Raissa Kasolowsky and Kim Coghill
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