Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a watershed moment in Sino-German relations.
But events have stalled this momentum. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a watershed moment in Sino-German relations. Chancellor Scholz spoke in the Bundestag of a Zeitenwende, a historical turning point. This has led Germany to cast aside long-established policies. Berlin is now sending weapons to Ukraine, has proposed a 100 billion modernization fund for the armed forces, agreed to meet NATO’s two per cent GDP target of defense spending, and has put in place a never-before-seen sanctions regime against Russia.