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The Corona Crisis as a Catalyst for Greater Transatlantic Cooperation on China

August 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The spread of the Covid-19 from Wuhan to the rest of the world underscores just how interconnected – and interdependent – the world has become. The spread of new variants also makes clear that no one is safe as long as the virus is rampant in other parts of the world. Addressing the pandemic can only be done together with China. All countries should have a vested interest in great cooperation when it comes to overcoming the pandemic.

The current crisis is just one of many issues that connect Europe and the United States with China. Join the American Council on Germany for a virtual discussion with Bundestag Member Nils Schmid, the Foreign Policy Spokesperson for the SPD, about the need for Europe to develop a common approach to China and opportunities for greater transatlantic cooperation vis-à-vis China.

Nils Schmid has been a Member of the German Bundestag since September 2017. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and has been the foreign policy spokesperson for the SPD parliamentary caucus since 2018. He is also a deputy member of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In addition, he is a member of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly.

In 1997, Mr. Schmid became a member of the state assembly of Baden-Württemberg. After his reelection in 2001, he became fiscal policy spokesperson for the SPD’s state assembly caucus. In 2006, his caucus elected him as deputy chairman. In 2009, the state party elected him chairman of the Baden-Württemberg SPD. He held that office until 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he was Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of the state of Baden-Württemberg as well as Deputy Minister-President.


August 20, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm