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NATO has to find right balance in handling China, Merkel says

by Reuters
Monday, 14 June 2021 15:41 GMT

BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) - NATO needs find the right balance in handling China, neither underestimating nor overrating the country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a summit of the military alliance on Monday in Brussels.

"If you look at the cyber threats and the hybrid threats, if you look at the cooperation between Russia and China, you cannot simply ignore China," Merkel told reporters. "But one must not overrate it, either - we need to find the right balance." (Reporting by Sabine Siebold Editing by John Chalmers)

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