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'Boiled frog syndrome': Berlin faces growing pressure to get tough on China

Over the past decade China bought up German cars and machinery at an astonishing pace, as it gradually opened up to foreign firms

Reuters  |  Germany 

Bauer, a big producer of construction equipment, is better placed than many German companies that invested heavily in China over the past few decades. The Bavaria-based firm, which traces its roots back to 1790, does not have to worry about keeping a Chinese joint venture partner happy because it is the sole owner of its two plants in Shanghai and Tianjin. And the specialist engineering machines Bauer produces there are sold in countries across Asia, shielding the group from swings in the volatile Chinese building market. Even so, CEO Thomas Bauer, the seventh generation in ...

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:09 IST