Germany’s Baerbock to China: “Very serious” about ending dependency

In a special interview with DW’s Richard Walker, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warns Beijing that she is “very serious” about reducing Germany’s economic dependency on China. Baerbock said Germany must ensure that it cannot again fall victim with blackmail — as it did over its dependence on Russian energy. Baerbock is currently masterminding Germany’s new national security strategy, and explains her priorities in developing the new plan. Is Germany doing enough to support Ukraine? Is it prepared for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan? And does the West still have any moral high ground in the “systemic competition” between democracies and autocracies?