Volkswagen CEO says German economy needs China - Spiegel

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess looks on during his visit to Volkswagen's electric car plant in Zwickau, Germany, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

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BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Inflation would spiral even further in Germany if it weren't for business with China, Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess said in a media interview published on Thursday.

"Germany would look completely different" if it turned away from China, Diess told the Spiegel weekly, adding that such a move would harm growth, wealth and employment.

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