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Germany says no indication death of its Beijing envoy was political

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BERLIN – A German Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday there was no reason to believe that the sudden death of Jan Hecker, Germany’s newly appointed ambassador to Beijing, had a political dimension.

“There is no indication that the death is linked to his political function,” ministry spokesperson Andrea Sasse told a regular news conference in Berlin.