2018 Annual meeting of KAS Alumni in Dunhuang

Extensive cooperation and intensive dialogue: As in previous years, the 2018 conference for the alumni of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) emphasised the importance of this established annual forum. Chinese and German participants spent three days in Dunhuang, located in the north-western province Gansu, to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a connection between China and Germany. In addition to lively debates and many interesting talks, special focus was placed on socialising with old and new contacts. more…

Event Reports | September 3, 2018

A New Stage in the Rivalry Between the Great Powers?

How China, India and the USA Are Competing for Influence in the Indian Ocean

As the geopolitical and geo-economic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to grow, economic and strategic interests threaten to make it a more frequent scene of rivalries between the great powers India, the USA and China. Along with the Pacific, the Indian Ocean is thereby one of the main stages for potential conflict between old and new powers. But the European Union, and especially Germany, should also be doing more to defend their interests in the Indian Ocean. more…

Peter Rimmele, Philipp Huchel | International Reports | July 4, 2018

Inter-party dialogue between the CPC and the CDU/CSU-parliamentary group

At invitation of the international department of the central committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) Members of the German Bundestag Manfred Grund, Andreas Lämmel, Thorsten Schweiger, Stefan Rouenhoff, Nikolas Löbel and Sepp Müller visited China from April 9th to April 13th to implement the inter-party dialogue between the CPC and the CDU/CSU-parliamentary group. The delegation visited Beijing, Anhui province and Shanghai. more…

Event Reports | April 17, 2018

The role of German-Chinese relations in the global economy

On the occasion of the visit of the former Prime Minister of Thuringia Dieter Althaus, KAS Beijing in cooperation with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries organized a seminar on the topic „The role of German-Chinese relations in the global economy”. The seminar was held on 9th April, 2018 in Beijing. To encourage a dialogue between representatives of both countries the platform provided Chinese and German experts in the field of politics and economy with the opportunity to exchange views on current opportunities and challenges and to establish new contacts. more…

Event Reports | April 9, 2018

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017