Germany should exchange knowledge and technology with China, a commission said in a report presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI), which was established by the government, makes policy recommendations.

“There is concern in Germany that the exchange of knowledge and technology with China will lead to a one-sided outflow of know-how and weaken Germany‘s scientific and economic performance,” it said.

“The available empirical evidence does not support the hypothesis that Chinese direct investment in Germany has led to a weakening of the economic performance by the affected companies.”

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