Fokke Obbema works at the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, where he has served as chief economics editor (2007-11) and France correspondent (2002-07). As chief economics editor he started to become fascinated in China, an interest, which resulted in this year’s well-received book China and Europe. China and Europe asks whether Europe should be afraid of China and its increasing global economic and political power, or whether Europe and China might overcome their cultural and political differences to develop a relationship of trust. In his current position as a foreign editor and commentator at de Volkskrant, he writes regularly about both China and Europe.
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