Denmark is seeking to “de-risk” its relationship with China as it has been “too dependent” on the country, said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in an exclusive interview with Nikkei Asia on Tuesdays, 24 October 2023 during her official visit to Tokyo, Japan.
“We have been too naive when it comes to being too dependent [on China]…We have to be really aware of what’s going on, and I would like Europe to produce more needed technology on our own ground,” she said.
Frederiksen added that one of the solutions Denmark will do in “ensuring de-risking” is strengthening its relationship with other countries as well.
“… Japan is a country that we would like to cooperate even more with on the green agenda on technology, on quantum and so on, ” she added.
Denmark’s concerns on technology leaks to China has led the country to take some actions such as suspending the acceptance of national scholarships for Chinese students.
According to Nikkei Asia, a part of Frederiksen’s agenda during the visit to Japan is to meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to further discuss green technology and the mass production of floating offshore wind turbines.
Source: Nikkei Asia