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Germany says it will begin playing a bigger part in military exercises with its Western allies to help counteract the growing build-up of China's armed forces in the Indo-Pacific.

Summary

This article by Sarah Marsh and Sabine Siebold, writing for US News, makes the following points:
  • In 2021 its first navy ship in almost twenty years to the disputed waters in the South China Sea.
  •  In Sep 22 sent, 13 military aircraft to take part in Exercise Pitch Black 2022 in Australia.
  • Up to now, Germany has focussed mainly on developing trade links—particularly with China.
  • In 2020, Berlin published a new Indo-Pacific strategy focused on strengthening alliances with democracies in the Asia Pacific.

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