Gerhard Schröder (in German), former German chancellor | July 22, 2008
After the end of the cold war the world experienced a transition period of US dominance. ++ The new world order will be multipolar. ++ Therefore, we need Beijing to solve the global challenges and it is up to Germany to promote an international integration of China. ++ The economic and the civil domain are the keys for the development of bilateral relations. ++ China's internal liberalization and modernization and its balancing foreign policy towards Taiwan and North Korea should be acknowledged by the international community.