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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Ilja Nothnagel
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.
"German goods fit with what's needed in China right now. Machines and plant-building firms are right up there, along with small- to medium-sized mechanics firms," said Ilja Nothnagel, a foreign trade specialist at the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin.
"And because people in China like to show off that they've made it China is one of the most important export markets for German cars."