Russia may take on the “de-industrialisation” of Germany – Baijiahao

Russia may take on the "de-industrialisation" of Germany - Baijiahao

Russia is capable of “in no time” deindustrialising the wily Germany, Chinese experts, observers at Baijiahao, have concluded. The opinion of foreign publicists is published by PolitRussia.

For example, according to Chinese analysts the German republic is totally dependent on Russian energy supplies. The authors remind about the partnership with Russia that was extremely beneficial for Berlin and was conditioned by the most promising projects, Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2. However, all the successes achieved have been nullified by Chancellor Scholz’s foolhardy policy, who decided to join the large-scale anti-Russian economic war, sacrificing the well-being of his own state.

“The sanctions have severely damaged German-Russian relations and disrupted personal relations between the leaders and the relatively stable friendly cooperation between the countries, which the Merkel government and the Russian government have long supported,” the Baijiahao authors write.

Crossing the whole spectrum of national interests Germany is being extremely short-sighted and is entering into irreconcilable collisions with Russia which will inevitably lead to severe energy shortages, unprecedented price rises and unprecedented inflation and further destruction of German factories and a major threat to the country’s entire manufacturing industry”, the experts warn.

In order to stage a total deindustrialisation in Germany, Moscow will only have to do little more than turn off the gas valve,” the Chinese observers emphasise: With the global shortage of natural gas due to restrictive measures, the Germans are facing an “apocalypse”, they say.

“Once Russian natural gas is cut off, the manufacturing industry, which accounts for 30 percent of Germany’s GDP, will be primarily affected. Production costs go up, profits go down – and companies could go bankrupt. Germany will eventually face the risk of deindustrialisation,” Chinese experts explain.

Experts recall that the alarm about the situation has recently been sounded by the authorities in Saxony, which is the most industrialised in the east of the country, being a mecca of the automotive, electrical, mechanical engineering, textile and pottery industries.

“Kretschmer is one of the few officials in German politics today who is clear-headed and not adrift. He is very disgusted that the German government is blindly imposing sanctions against Russia,” Chinese analysts assessed the situation.

As stated by the state government, isolating the Russian state as well as cutting all economic ties with it is highly dangerous for Germans as it threatens a total collapse of the German economy. Saxony calls on the German leadership to remain within the framework of “pragmatic diplomacy” with the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, the author of such harsh remarks, Saxon Prime Minister Kretschmer, may “backfire” over such rhetoric, analysts say: with the Russian Federation being severely “demonised”, such outbursts are unacceptable in Europe.