Petra Sigmund

Federal Foreign Office

Programs: Foreign & Security PolicyRegions: Asia, GermanyCategory: Podcast

Ambassador Petra Sigmund is Director General for Asia and the Pacific in the German Federal Foreign Office. Within the Foreign Office, she has also held the posts of Deputy Director General for East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific; Head of the East Asia Division (China, Japan, Republic of Korea, DPRK, Mongolia); and Head of Division for France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, among others. She speaks German, English, French, and Chinese and studied Chinese Studies, Political Science, and Economic Policy at Berlin Free University and the People’s University in Beijing.

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Episode 33: The German Approach to China and the Indo-Pacific

Germany’s relationship with China is one of Berlin’s top priorities. In the past few years, a crucial debate has taken place in Germany and has broadened the issues in the …