The question is simple, but the stakes are high: who will lead the green industrial revolution? Beijing is determined to take this place.
Furthermore, if China becomes a leader in climate technology, new economic dependencies will emerge. For example, battery cells are the Achilles heel of the German automotive industry. China also intends to set new international standards in sectors related to climate protection. If it imposes its standards, European companies could find it more difficult to enter markets. As Werner von Siemens had already warned, "He who owns the standards, owns the market."