Looks like there are some indications that German industrialists have been carrying on diplomacy with Russia, and might be looking for a way out of NATO/ USA’s sphere of influence. I guess they don’t want a “Build Back Better” version of the Morganthau Plan afterall.
"Solid German business sources completely contradict the “message” delivered by the German Council on Foreign Relations on the trip to China.
According to these sources, the Scholz caravan went to Beijing to essentially lay down the preparatory steps for working out a peace deal with Russia, with China as privileged messenger.
This is – literally – as explosive, geopolitically and geoeconomically, as it gets. As I pointed out in one of my previous columns, Berlin and Moscow were keeping a secret communication back channel – via business interlocutors – right to the minute the usual suspects, in desperation, decided to blow up the Nord Streams."