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Germany's relationship with China has grown so close that Berlin now calls it "special," but the coziness has some Germans concerned about Chancellor Angela Merkel's refusal to bring up human rights with Asia's biggest power.
"She still talks occasionally about human rights, but the Chinese officials and analysts we talked to suggested that was for domestic media consumption, but they didn't take it too seriously," Mr. Kundnani said.
"What we heard from Chinese officials was basically that she's fallen into line," said Hans Kundnani, an analyst at the European Council for Foreign Relations in London, referring to Mrs. Merkel.