Federal President Ueli Maurer visited next week to China, an agreement on the new silk road. What do you expect from him?
It is not the right time to go to China. The agreement of Switzerland. It should serve the purpose to involve banks and insurance companies to infrastructure investments along the planned silk road. The weighs little compared to the damage we inflict in order: Switzerland, undermines the common China policy for the EU, which is always coherent. At a Minimum, Ueli Maurer must be received during his visit on the situation of human rights. China holds over a Million Uighurs in concentration camps interned.
China does not want to talk about human rights, and Switzerland has economic interests. How can Mason be both?
Officially, we lead with China in the framework of the free trade agreement, a dialogue on human rights. This is ridiculous! The small country of Switzerland is suffering from delusions of grandeur, if you want to talk with the second largest economy in the world eye-to-eye on the subject. Only by working together with other partners you can bring to China. Switzerland should get more involved in the China strategy of the EU. The only way you will reach your goals.
Well, Switzerland is threatening to upset the EU: the silk road-an agreement between China and Italy has led to some discontent, because you want that individual countries rush ahead.
European partners are not at all pleased about the Swiss policy on China. Bern boasts particularly good relations with Beijing. But the Chinese see Switzerland, and especially as a gateway to Europe. It is naïve to think only of the current Profit and the political-military objectives of China to hide. Only with a common strategy, it is possible to undertake the strengthening of the China Europe international rules.
China wants to invest in ailing Italian ports. Because Switzerland is involved via a credit to the Asian infrastructure investment Bank indirectly...
... this shows that we can make us even with tax money to the accomplice of a policy of expansion, to which we have no influence. Originally, it was said, of the Swiss loan of 706 million US dollars to the Bank will be used for the fight against poverty in Asia. Of projects in Europe, there was no question. Under these circumstances, the Switzerland has to give up its stake in the Bank.
, Switzerland. thanks to this participation, better access to the Asian region – and you benefited from it when ailing Italian infrastructures to be renovated
If these ports China, Italy, the control of it. The net income generated belongs to the Italian people. China's geostrategic interests. Switzerland is not the support – of the Chinese market is too unimportant.
China after the EU and the United States, the third most important trading partner of Switzerland.
But the European partners have a much greater economic importance for us. We need to seriously ask to what price we are a privileged market access in China. We don't care to lose gradually control? We want to support an economically cloaked political project of China unreflective? We see how the balance of power, global shift?
In a recent proposal, they criticize exactly that: The Swiss act against China in an uncoordinated manner. The extent to which they would have to change your strategy?
We have no strategy! At the Federal level, all seven departments in the scope of their responsibilities, with China act, in addition to numerous cantons and cities close partnerships and collaborations with the country. There are no overarching objectives, many Stakeholders see only the money. That's why we should be the European strategy towards China.
Switzerland has foreign policy, but their sovereignty and neutrality.
It would be a taboo, Yes. But sovereign and neutral Switzerland can remain, in the long term only if their interests are preserved. And that goes against China only if we work more closely with our EU partners. Switzerland missing out on the most important geopolitical change of the century. We must finally lead to a wide political debate about how we want to, as a society, deal with it. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 19.04.2019, 12:00 PM