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No, really, I'm not being sarcastic.

In the past, there has never really been much debate in Germany about China's (largely relatively stealthy) protectionist policies.

Now, with Trump starting a trade war and accusing the Chinese of intellectual property theft, you suddenly hear things like "well, actually, that is kind of true" in German public debate.
I suppose a contributing factor is that China has been ramping up both its forced technology transfer as well as its domestic authoritarianism for example through its “Made in China 2025” campaign.

Note that this is the real problem with China. It's not the subsidies for domestic industries and the downward currency manipulation (now in the past), it's the theft and extortion of know-how and trade secrets.
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