Siemens CEO Roland Busch takes over as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) APA Position: EU Economic Cooperation with Asia-Pacific – Perspectives of German Business APA Statement on the Military Coup in Myanmar APA Position on Xinjiang National Security Act Challenges Hong Kong’s Autonomy APA Country Commentary: India

Roland Busch, 56, CEO of Siemens AG, will take over the leadership of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) from Siemens Energy AG Supervisory Board Chairman Joe Kaeser, 64. The change will take place in the fall of 2021.

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The APA position paper provides ideas for the implementation of the Indo-Pacific guidelines presented by the German government last year and for the EU's ongoing deliberations on a comprehensive Indo-Pacific strategy. In the paper, the APA calls for more effective representation of EU interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

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APA companies active in Myanmar are appalled by the latest developments in the country. In addition to an end to the violence and a return to a process that respects human rights, ensuring stable supplies for the population is also a priority. The APA supports the current efforts of the international community to exert their influence on the return to the rule of law in Myanmar.

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German business is following the reports on the Xinjiang Autonomous Region with great concern. APA appeals to German and European politicians to stand up for the protection of human rights in China and promotes an open dialogue with China.

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  • National Security Law raises questions about Hong Kong's systemic autonomy. 
  • German business appreciates the high level of rule of law and transparency in Hong Kong and is concerned about current political developments.
  • The new National Security Law must not call into question the status quo of the "one country, two systems" principle.
  • Any relativisation of the "one country, two systems" principle would have negative signal effects for Hong Kong as a business location. 

Press release from 30 May 2020

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Germany and India: New Roles on a New Global Stage

After Narendra Modi’s landslide victory at India’s mammoth election in May 2019, hopes are – once again – high that the subcontinental tiger will show some teeth and materialize on his potential. Can these hopes be fulfilled? And what role does India have to play in an increasingly challenging and unreliable geopolitical environment? How can and should the Indo-German relationship evolve in such politically and eco-nomically unpredictable times?

October 31st, 2019

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