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Daimler executive removed after ‘racist rant’ in China

Germany's Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz, said it ‘sincerely’ apologized for the concerns raised by the incident,” in which a senior executive of the carmaker’s China business was “accused of yelling racist abuse during an altercation over a car parking space in Beijing.” This follows two tense points in recent German-Chinese relations, one a similar incident with Germany’s European commissioner, the other a canceled deal with German semiconductor company Aixtron.
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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